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 28,153 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

The Forest Hills Census Designated Place is located within Township of Ada, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kent 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, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 28,153
Daytime Population: Workers 24,624
Daytime Population: Residents 13,609
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 38,233
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 28,128
Population in Familes 25,837
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 571
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $115,861
Average Household Income $151,437
Per Capita Income $52,645


Total Housing Units 9,893 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,035 (91.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 749 ( 7.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 ( 1.1%)
Median Home Value $314,825
Average Home Value $366,189


Total Households 9,783
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 8,053
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.17% 1.12%
Households 1.17% 1.11%
Families 1.05% 1.04%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

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, 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 # 41 94th
Population Density # 486 30th
Diversity Index # 285 59th
Median Household Income # 8 99th
Per Capita Income # 23 97th

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