Forest City, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Forest City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Forest City had a population of 1,975 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Forest City is located at latitude 41.6515 and longitude -75.4666 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Forest City: Pentecost.

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Forest City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,975
Population in Households 1,883
Population in Familes 1,367
Population in Group Qrtrs 92
Population Density2 2,159
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $39,714
Average Household Income $52,576
Per Capita Income $22,873


Total Housing Units 961 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 478 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 360 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $92,083
Average Home Value $122,437


Total Households 838
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 467
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.4% -0.04%
Households 0.31% -0.1%
Families 0.13% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

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, 2018 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 # 643 64th
Population Density # 641 64th
Diversity Index # 855 51st
Median Household Income # 1512 14th
Per Capita Income # 1389 21st

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