Forest Hills Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Forest Hills?

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There are 28,690 residents in Forest Hills, with a median age of 42.3. Of this, 48.8% are males and 51.2% are females. US-born citizens make up 94.92% of the resident pool in Forest Hills, while non-US-born citizens account for 3.48%. Additionally, 1.6% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 26,307 people in Forest Hills currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 28,690 3.1%
Male Population 14,001 3.0%
Female Population 14,689 3.2%
Male population 48.8%
Female population 51.2%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 42.3 -0.5%
Citizen US Born 27,233 4.7%
Citizen not US Born 999 -8.8%
Not Citizen 458 -36.2%
Citizen US Born 94.92%
Citizen not US Born 3.48%
Not Citizen 1.6%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 28 -24.3%
Moved from Same County 1,393 -18.1%
Moved from Same State 240 -29.8%
Moved from Different State 379 -13.5%
Same House as Last Year 26,307 5.1%
Moved from Abroad 0.1%
Moved from Same County 4.91%
Moved from Same State 0.85%
Moved from Different State 1.34%
Same House as Last Year 92.8%

What are the employment statistics in Forest Hills?

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White-collar workers make up 93.29% of the working population in Forest Hills, while blue-collar employees account for 6.71%. There are also 2,369 entrepreneurs in Forest Hills (16.28% of the workforce); 8,703 workers employed in private companies (59.79%); and 895 people working in governmental institutions (6.15%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 13,578 8.3%
Blue Collar 977 -13.4%
White Collar 93.29%
Blue Collar 6.71%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 2,369 12.4%
Private Companies 8,703 2.6%
Governmental Workers 895 -0.9%
Not for Profit Companies 2,588 19.2%
Self Employees 16.28%
Private Companies 59.79%
Governmental Workers 6.15%
Not for Profit Companies 17.78%

How many households are there in Forest Hills?

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There are a total of 10,131 households in Forest Hills, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 83.79% of these Forest Hills households, while non-family units account for the remaining 16.21%. Additionally, 42.69% of households have children and 57.31% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 10,131 1.8%
Average People Per Household 3 1.4%
Family Households 8,489 5.7%
Non-family Households 1,642 -14.8%
Family Households 83.79%
Non-family Households 16.21%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 4,325 10.4%
Households without Children 5,806 -3.9%
Households with Children 42.69%
Households without Children 57.31%

What are the median and average incomes in Forest Hills?

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The average annual household income in Forest Hills is $194,113, while the median household income sits at $130,646 per year.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $194,113 13.2%
Median Household Income $130,646 9.4%
People below Poverty Level 649 -16.0%
People above Poverty Level 27,661 3.4%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Forest Hills?

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There are 10,398 housing units in Forest Hills, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1987. Of the 10,131 occupied housing units in Forest Hills, 94.5% are owner-occupied, while 5.5% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 62.96% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $367,600. In general, housing costs reach $1,482 per month in Forest Hills.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 10,398 1.2%
Median Year Built 1987 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 244 -24.9%
Built between 1940 and 1949 253 54.3%
Built between 1950 and 1959 460 -7.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 634 -9.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 2,587 29.5%
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,543 -7.7%
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,612 -11.4%
Built between 2000 and 2009 2,096 -7.9%
Built in 2010 or Later 969 18.0%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 10,131 1.8%
Owner Occupied 9,574 3.0%
Renter Occupied 557 -15.4%
Owner Occupied 94.5%
Renter Occupied 5.5%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 6,028 0.9%
Without Mortgage 3,546 6.7%
Median Value with Mortgage $367,600 4.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $324,700 -4.4%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,482 -5.1%
With Mortgage 62.96%
Without Mortgage 37.04%

What is the level of education in Forest Hills?

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Approximately 11.56% of the population in Forest Hills holds a high school degree (that's 2,389 residents), while 16.05% have attained a college certificate (4,102 locals) and 36.67% have a bachelor's degree (7,578 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 113 54.8%
Some High School 2,389 -7.4%
Some College 4,102 3.1%
Associate Degree 1,444 7.8%
Bachelor's Degree 7,578 -1.3%
Graduate Degree 5,822 8.7%
No High School 0.55%
Some High School 11.56%
Some College 16.05%
Associate Degree 6.99%
Bachelor's Degree 36.67%
Graduate Degree 28.18%

What is the marital status of Forest Hills residents?

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A total of 4,503 people in Forest Hills have never been married (which represents 20.28% of the total population), while 15,496 of them are wedded (69.8%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 104 (0.47%) and 1,497 (6.74%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 4,503 -7.0%
Married 15,496 4.1%
Separated 104 -2.8%
Widowed 705 -17.6%
Divorced 1,497 0.9%
Never Married 20.28%
Married 69.8%
Separated 0.47%
Widowed 3.18%
Divorced 6.74%

What are the most common means of transportation in Forest Hills?

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The top three means of transportation people in Forest Hills use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 11,478 residents commute by car, 108 prefer going to work by walking and 51 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 11,478 -2.7%
Bus or TrolleyBus 51 34.2%
Subway or Elevated 18 N/A
Bicycle 31 29.2%
Walk 108 -22.9%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 49301 49512 49546

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