Forest Hills, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forest Hills, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Village of Forest Hills had a population of 374 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Forest Hills is located at latitude 35.2958 and longitude -83.1954 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Forest Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,290 feet.

The Village of Forest Hills (GNIS ID: 1802733) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Forest Hills is located within Township of Cullowhee, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest Hills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Forest Hills, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 374
Population in Households 374
Population in Familes 183
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 755
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 204
Average Household Size 1.83
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60 (26.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (62.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $218,333
Average Home Value $219,068


Median Household Income $47,308
Average Household Income $54,929
Per Capita Income $27,811
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.32%
Households 0.24% 0.1%
Families -1.49% -0.28%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   1.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Forest Hills, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Hills to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 614 17th
Population Density1 # 338 54th
Diversity Index2 # 534 28th
Median Household Income # 235 68th
Per Capita Income # 167 78th

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