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Welcome to Forrest City ...

The city of Forrest City is located in Saint Francis County and is the County Seat for Saint Francis County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Forrest City has a population of 14,291 people<1> (see below for details).

Forrest City is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Forrest City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Forrest City is within the (870) area code.

The ZIP codes for Forrest City: 72335-72336<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Forrest City had a population of 15,371 people (which is 54.4% of the total population of Saint Francis County). This makes Forrest City the county's most populous community.

The population of Forrest City represents 0.53% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,371 people, the population of Forrest City increased 4.04% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 14,774 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Forrest City had an population of 14,291 people. This is a decrease of 7.03% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.27% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Forrest City.

Communities near Forrest City ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Colt   [Map]   344   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Haynes   [Map]   128   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hughes   [Map]   1,275   E   18 miles [29 km]
Hunter   [Map]   95   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Marianna   [Map]   3,571   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Moro   [Map]   183   SW   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Forrest City.

Communities Also Named Forrest City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Forrest City - they are located in Michigan and Mississippi.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Forrest City.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Forrest City. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Forrest City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Forrest City. Our list includes 23 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Forrest City:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Forrest City ...

Looking for more information about Forrest City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Forrest City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Forrest City.

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The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Forrest City.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Forrest City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Forrest City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Forrest City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Forrest City includes: 72335 & 72336.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Forrest City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Forrest City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Forrest City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forrest City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forrest City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0101, Longitude: -90.7875     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forrest City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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