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Forest Hills, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Forest Hills had a population of 5,242 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Forest Hills is located at latitude 36.0651 and longitude -86.8403 in Davidson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forest Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Davidson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 653 feet.

The City of Forest Hills (GNIS ID: 2403635) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Forest Hills is located within Commissioner District 34, a minor civil division (MCD) of Davidson County.

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, 2016.

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Forest Hills, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,242
Population in Households 5,242
Population in Familes 4,779
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 569
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,914
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 1,600
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,011 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,803 (89.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 ( 5.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $679,817
Average Home Value $740,261


Median Household Income $155,245
Average Household Income $229,589
Per Capita Income $83,724
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.38% 1.61%
Households 1.2% 1.51%
Families 0.88% 1.45%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   0.97%
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 Hills, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Hills to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee 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 # 105 76th
Population Density1 # 195 55th
Diversity Index2 # 296 31st
Median Household Income # 2 100th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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