Forest Hills, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forest Hills, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Forest Hills had a population of 6,582 as of July 1, 2017. Forest Hills ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forest Hills is located at latitude 40.4251 and longitude -79.8545 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Forest Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 961 feet.

The Borough of Forest Hills (GNIS ID: 1214796) 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 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, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,582
Daytime Population: Workers 1,782
Daytime Population: Residents 3,183
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,965
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 6,582
Population in Familes 4,950
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,210
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $59,975
Average Household Income $77,647
Per Capita Income $37,172


Total Housing Units 3,363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,398 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 753 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 212 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $125,438
Average Home Value $138,271


Total Households 3,151
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 1,815
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 0.13% 0.13%
Households 0.23% 0.19%
Families 0.06% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Forest Hills, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Hills to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 176 90th
Population Density # 227 87th
Diversity Index # 364 79th
Median Household Income # 451 74th
Per Capita Income # 175 90th

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