Forest Hills, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forest Hills, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Forest Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 27,064 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Forest Hills is located at latitude 42.9601 and longitude -85.4896 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Forest Hills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 49.27 sq. miles and a water area of 1.53 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 630 feet.

The Forest Hills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2392999) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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, 2015.

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Forest Hills, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 27,064
Population in Households 27,038
Population in Familes 24,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 549
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 9,494
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 7,824
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,671 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,779 (90.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 715 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $277,370
Average Home Value $311,620


Median Household Income $116,606
Average Household Income $142,549
Per Capita Income $50,001
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 1.04%
Households 1.05% 1.1%
Families 0.89% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.69%
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.

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Forest Hills, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Hills to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 42 94th
Population Density1 # 495 29th
Diversity Index2 # 301 57th
Median Household Income # 6 99th
Per Capita Income # 18 98th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.