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Welcome to Forrest City ...

The city of Forrest City is located in Saint Francis County<1> and is the County Seat for Saint Francis County.

The location of Forrest City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Forrest City has a population of 13,820 people<3> (see below for details).

Forrest City is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Forrest City: (870)

The ZIP codes for Forrest City: 72335-72336<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Forrest City had an population of 13,820 people. This is a decrease of 10.09% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Forrest City had a population of 15,371 people (or 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 total 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 (which had a count of 14,774 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Forrest City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Forrest City.

  • Wynne [Cross County]
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    • Wynne [Cross County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Forrest City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,749 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wynne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wynne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wynne<7>
  • Marianna [Lee County]
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    • Marianna [Lee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Forrest City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,402 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marianna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marianna<7>
  • Hughes [Saint Francis County]
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    • Hughes [Saint Francis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Forrest City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,216 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hughes<7>
  • Palestine [Saint Francis County]
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    • Palestine [Saint Francis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Forrest City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 576 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Colt [Saint Francis County]
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      • Colt [Saint Francis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Forrest City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colt<7>
    • Wheatley [Saint Francis County]
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      • Wheatley [Saint Francis County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Forrest City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 298 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatley<7>
    • Widener [Saint Francis County]
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      • Widener [Saint Francis County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Forrest City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Widener have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moro [Lee County]
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      • Moro [Lee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Forrest City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 178 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moro<7>
    • Haynes [Lee County]
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      • Haynes [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Forrest City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haynes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haynes
    • Hunter [Woodruff County]
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      • Hunter [Woodruff County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Forrest City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Forrest City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Forrest City.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Forrest City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Forrest City. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Saint Francis County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Forrest City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Saint Francis, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Forrest City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Forrest City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forrest City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forrest City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0101, Longitude: -90.7875       In this case, the coordinates for Forrest City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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