Forest County PA Information


Forest County Subdivisions

Forest County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 7,589
Population in Households 5,057
Population in Familes 3,813
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,532
Population Density1 18
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 2,468
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 1,446
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,738 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,989 (22.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 479 ( 5.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,270 (71.8%)
Median Home Value $103,474
Average Home Value $132,805


Median Household Income $36,465
Average Household Income $44,975
Per Capita Income $15,369
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.32% -0.33%
Households -0.33% -0.42%
Families -0.54% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.


Forest County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania 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 # 65 4th
Population Density1 # 64 6th
Diversity Index2 # 7 91st
Median Household Income # 66 3rd
Per Capita Income # 67 1st

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