Foresthill, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Foresthill, California - Basic Facts

The Foresthill Census Designated Place had a population of 1,584 as of July 1, 2016. Foresthill ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Foresthill is located at latitude 39.0053 and longitude -120.8314 in Placer County. The formal boundaries for the Foresthill Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Placer County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,228 feet.

The Foresthill Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408229) 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.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Foresthill Census Designated Place is located within Foresthill-Back Country CCD of Placer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Foresthill 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 Foresthill: Forest Hill.

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Foresthill, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,584
Population in Households 1,584
Population in Familes 1,298
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 142
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 662
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 469
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 724 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 482 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 181 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $347,895
Average Home Value $431,470


Median Household Income $63,259
Average Household Income $78,454
Per Capita Income $32,099
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.06% 1.4%
Households 0.92% 1.35%
Families 1.59% 1.33%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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.

Foresthill, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Foresthill to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California 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 # 930 39th
Population Density1 # 1217 20th
Diversity Index2 # 1415 7th
Median Household Income # 548 64th
Per Capita Income # 549 64th

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