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Forest City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Forest City had a population of 2,031 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Forest City: Pentecost.

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


Total Population 2,031
Daytime Population: Workers 995
Daytime Population: Residents 1,269
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,264
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 1,939
Population in Familes 1,419
Population in Group Qrtrs 92
Population Density2 2,221
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $38,977
Average Household Income $52,684
Per Capita Income $22,988


Total Housing Units 1,039 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 507 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 358 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 174 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $90,863
Average Home Value $132,544


Total Households 865
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 485
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 0.84% 0.06%
Households 0.79% 0.02%
Families 0.67% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

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, 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 # 631 64th
Population Density # 623 65th
Diversity Index # 843 52nd
Median Household Income # 1496 15th
Per Capita Income # 1322 25th

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