Forest City, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forest City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Forest City had a population of 2,034 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Forest City is located at latitude 41.6527 and longitude -75.4692 in Susquehanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Forest City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Susquehanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,575 feet.

The Borough of Forest City (GNIS ID: 1215607) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Forest City: Pentecost.

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Forest City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,034
Population in Households 1,942
Population in Familes 1,423
Population in Group Qrtrs 92
Population Density1 2,224
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 869
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 487
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,039 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 507 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 362 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $89,510
Average Home Value $124,556


Median Household Income $39,381
Average Household Income $51,509
Per Capita Income $22,555
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.0% 0.34%
Households 0.99% 0.39%
Families 0.85% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.

Forest City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest City to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 630 64th
Population Density1 # 633 64th
Diversity Index2 # 820 54th
Median Household Income # 1403 20th
Per Capita Income # 1245 29th

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