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Forest Hills, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Forest Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 28,354 as of July 1, 2020.

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.


Forest Hills, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 28,354 (100%)
Population in Households 28,328 (99.9%)
Population in Families 25,970 (91.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 26 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 576
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $131,380
Average Household Income $171,533
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $59,933
Wealth Index5 278


Total HU (Housing Units) 10,085 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,182 (91.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 726 ( 7.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $352,679
Average Home Value $411,648
Housing Affordability Index3 189


Total Households 9,908
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 8,131
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.9% 0.85%
Households 0.95% 0.88%
Families 0.83% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
Owner Occupied HU   0.87%


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, 2020 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 # 491 29th
Median Household Income # 10 99th
Housing Affordability Index # 210 30th
Per Capita Income # 19 97th
Diversity Index # 261 62nd

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