Forest Hills, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Forest Hills, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Forest Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 28,190 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Forest Hills is located at latitude 42.9595 and longitude -85.4897 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Forest Hills Census Designated Place 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.

The Forest Hills Census Designated Place is located within Township of Ada, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kent County.

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Forest Hills, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 28,190
Population in Households 28,164
Population in Familes 25,774
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 572
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $118,135
Average Household Income $153,827
Per Capita Income $53,498


Total Housing Units 9,943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,092 (91.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 710 ( 7.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 ( 1.4%)
Median Home Value $338,642
Average Home Value $391,982


Total Households 9,802
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 8,059
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.05% 0.94%
Households 1.06% 0.94%
Families 0.93% 0.86%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

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, 2018 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 # 41 94th
Population Density # 488 30th
Diversity Index # 274 61st
Median Household Income # 11 99th
Per Capita Income # 22 97th

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