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Forest City, Florida - Basic Facts

The Forest City Census Designated Place had a population of 14,979 as of July 1, 2016. Forest City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forest City is located at latitude 28.6615 and longitude -81.4449 in Seminole County. The formal boundaries for the Forest City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.66 sq. miles. Seminole County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The Forest City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402490) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Forest City Census Designated Place is located within Casselberry-Altamonte Springs CCD of Seminole County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest City 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 City, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,979
Population in Households 14,724
Population in Familes 11,916
Population in Group Qrtrs 255
Population Density1 3,510
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 5,496
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 3,731
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,907 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,172 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,323 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 411 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $211,066
Average Home Value $269,869


Median Household Income $51,496
Average Household Income $77,670
Per Capita Income $29,388
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.24% 1.3%
Households 0.94% 1.2%
Families 0.54% 1.07%
Median Household Income   3.59%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
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 City, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest City to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida 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 # 234 75th
Population Density1 # 203 78th
Diversity Index2 # 196 79th
Median Household Income # 327 65th
Per Capita Income # 312 66th

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