Forest County PA Information


Forest County Subdivisions

Forest County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,470
Daytime Population: Workers 2,317
Daytime Population: Residents 3,620
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,937
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 4,948
Population in Familes 3,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,522
Population Density2 18
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $37,772
Average Household Income $48,880
Per Capita Income $18,828


Total Housing Units 8,676 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,953 (22.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 463 ( 5.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,260 (72.2%)
Median Home Value $93,052
Average Home Value $130,300


Total Households 2,416
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 1,420
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 -0.45% -0.63%
Households -0.53% -0.83%
Families -0.64% -0.93%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.86%


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, 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 # 65 4th
Population Density # 64 6th
Diversity Index # 7 91st
Median Household Income # 67 1st
Per Capita Income # 67 1st

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