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Forest Hills, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Forest Hills is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jefferson County at latitude 38.2165 and longitude -85.584. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 659 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Forest Hills, but most people and references simply refer to it as Forest Hills, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for Forest Hills indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Forest Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Forest Hills: Linn Station.

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Forest Hills, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 446
Population in Households 446
Population in Familes 360
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,543
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 175
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 117
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (76.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $206,154
Average Home Value $202,536


Median Household Income $49,737
Average Household Income $64,734
Per Capita Income $28,880
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.11% 0.4%
Households 0.27% 0.57%
Families -2.45% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Hills to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 355 32nd
Population Density1 # 154 71st
Diversity Index2 # 188 65th
Median Household Income # 161 69th
Per Capita Income # 112 79th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.