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Forest City, Florida - Basic Facts

The Forest City Census Designated Place had a population of 14,821 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Forest City, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,821
Daytime Population: Workers 3,895
Daytime Population: Residents 6,775
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,670
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 14,566
Population in Familes 11,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 255
Population Density2 3,473
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $53,558
Average Household Income $82,748
Per Capita Income $31,715


Total Housing Units 5,857 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,174 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,343 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 340 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $218,941
Average Home Value $274,110


Total Households 5,517
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 3,747
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 0.92% 0.96%
Households 0.87% 0.93%
Families 0.53% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

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, 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 # 238 74th
Population Density # 213 77th
Diversity Index # 193 79th
Median Household Income # 329 64th
Per Capita Income # 291 68th

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