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Forest Hills, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Forest Hills had a population of 448 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Forest Hills is located at latitude 38.2165 and longitude -85.584 in Jefferson County. 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. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 659 feet.

The City of Forest Hills (GNIS ID: 2403634) 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.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Forest Hills is located within Southeast Jefferson Division of Jefferson 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Forest Hills: Linn Station.

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


Total Population 448
Population in Households 448
Population in Familes 361
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,550
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 175
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 116
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 177 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 1.1%)
Median Home Value $170,604
Average Home Value $169,526


Median Household Income $51,371
Average Household Income $65,961
Per Capita Income $28,965
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.35%
Households 0.18% 0.34%
Families -1.81% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky 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 # 361 33rd
Population Density1 # 150 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 198 64th
Median Household Income # 156 71st
Per Capita Income # 113 79th

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