Forrest City, Saint Francis County, Arkansas

Forrest City: City in St. Francis County, Arkansas, United States


Forrest City is a city located in the county of Saint Francis in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population at the 2010 census was 15,371. After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 13,820 inhabitants.

The city was created 153 years ago in 1869.

Quick Facts about Forrest City

Population : 13,820 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Arkansas (United States)
County : Saint Francis County
Water as percent of area : 0.37%
Land as percent of area : 99.63%
Named for : Nathan Bedford Forrest
Altitude : 253 feet / 77 meters
Capital city : Forrest City is capital of St. Francis County
Establishment : January 01, 1870 (153 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 22:10:30 (5th June 2023)
Postal code : 72335
Population growth : -11.22% (2010-2019)
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Location of Forrest City on Arkansas map.
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Forrest City is located at 35°0'29"N 90°47'23"W (35.0081500, -90.7898300).

Forrest City map


According to census records, the population of Forrest City decreased by 11.22% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 15,371 - census
2011 15,278 -0.61% estimation process
2012 15,310 0.21% estimation process
2013 15,112 -1.31% estimation process
2014 14,896 -1.45% estimation process
2015 14,674 -1.51% estimation process
2016 14,514 -1.1% estimation process
2017 14,330 -1.28% estimation process
2018 14,080 -1.78% estimation process
2019 13,820 -1.88% estimation process

Forrest City zip code is 72335. County name: St. Francis, County fips: 05123

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People born in Forrest City (15)

People born in Forrest City, including singer Al Green, film and television actor G. Wood, musician King Perry, .


  • Dennis Winston (American football player and coach) he was born in 25/10/1955
  • Don Kessinger (American baseball player and coach) he was born in 17/07/1942
  • Gilbert Morris (American writer) he was born in 24/05/1929
  • Jason Jones (American football player) he was born in 30/08/1983
  • Keith Kessinger (American baseball player) he was born in 19/02/1967
  • Vernon Sykes (American politician) he was born in 02/10/1951
  • Willie Hale (American musician) he was born in 15/08/1945
  • Jimmy Rogers (American football player) he was born in 29/06/1955
  • Cara McCollum (American journalist (1992-2016)) she was born in 06/02/1992
  • Barrett Astin (American professional baseball player) he was born in 22/10/1991
  • Stan Winfrey (American football running back) he was born in 20/02/1953
  • Frank McAllister (American baseball player) he was born in 29/04/1918

Schools in Forrest City

College & universities near Forrest City, AR

Code Name City ZIP
106829 Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute Forrest City (AR) 72335-0925
106883 East Arkansas Community College Forrest City (AR) 72335-2204
490540 Delta Designs Cosmetology School Wynne (AR) 72396-1602
107318 Arkansas State University Mid-South West Memphis (AR) 72301-3829

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Forrest City, AR

Code Name Address Type
MEM Central Station Central Station RAIL
WNR Walnut Ridge 109 Southwest Front Street RAIL

Post offices near Forrest City

Post Office Name City ZIP
Forrest City Post Office Forrest City (AR) 72335

Other cities in Saint Francis County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Saint Francis County , AR.

City Name Population Title
Hughes 1,200 City in Arkansas, USA
Madison 678 City in Arkansas, USA
Caldwell 458 City in St.
Colt 331 City in Arkansas, USA
Wheatley 296 City in Arkansas, USA
Widener 243 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Forrest City distances to largest Arkansas cities