Foresthill, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Foresthill, California - Basic Facts

The Foresthill Census Designated Place had a population of 1,595 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Foresthill: Forest Hill.

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Foresthill, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,595
Daytime Population: Workers 660
Daytime Population: Residents 902
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,562
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 1,595
Population in Familes 1,306
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 143
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $65,164
Average Household Income $82,199
Per Capita Income $34,084


Total Housing Units 730 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 491 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 184 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $392,925
Average Home Value $487,323


Total Households 676
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 477
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 1.01% 1.35%
Households 1.09% 1.35%
Families 1.6% 1.31%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

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, 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 # 936 38th
Population Density # 1216 20th
Diversity Index # 1416 7th
Median Household Income # 557 63rd
Per Capita Income # 543 64th

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