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Forest Hills, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Forest Hills had a population of 5,147 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Forest Hills, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,147
Daytime Population: Workers 641
Daytime Population: Residents 2,709
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,350
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 5,147
Population in Familes 4,692
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 558
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $172,533
Average Household Income $247,269
Per Capita Income $90,321


Total Housing Units 1,975 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,777 (90.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 ( 5.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $678,887
Average Home Value $749,324


Total Households 1,882
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 1,573
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 0.93% 1.0%
Households 0.79% 0.91%
Families 0.52% 0.85%
Median Household Income   -0.21%
Per Capita Income   0.89%

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, 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 # 107 75th
Population Density # 199 54th
Diversity Index # 296 31st
Median Household Income # 2 100th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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