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 356 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Forest Hills, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 356
Daytime Population: Workers 14
Daytime Population: Residents 137
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 151
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.42
Population in Households 356
Population in Familes 182
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 718
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $48,730
Average Household Income $58,678
Per Capita Income $30,140


Total Housing Units 228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (25.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (60.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $221,429
Average Home Value $223,276


Total Households 196
Average Household Size 1.82
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.34% -0.11%
Households -0.35% -0.1%
Families -0.91% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   3.9%

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, 2017 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 # 619 16th
Population Density # 348 53rd
Diversity Index # 535 28th
Median Household Income # 238 68th
Per Capita Income # 138 81st

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