Forestville, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forestville, California - Basic Facts

The Forestville Census Designated Place had a population of 3,378 as of July 1, 2016. Forestville ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Forestville is located at latitude 38.4825 and longitude -122.8899 in Sonoma County. The formal boundaries for the Forestville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sonoma County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 171 feet.

The Forestville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408230) 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 Forestville Census Designated Place is located within Russian River-Sonoma Coast CCD of Sonoma County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forestville 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 Forestville: Forrestville.

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


Total Population 3,378
Population in Households 3,342
Population in Familes 2,382
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density1 643
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 1,451
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 813
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,637 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,002 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 449 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $495,503
Average Home Value $583,816


Median Household Income $54,512
Average Household Income $75,307
Per Capita Income $33,168
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.68%
Households 0.24% 0.57%
Families 0.18% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.

Forestville, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forestville 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 # 749 51st
Population Density1 # 869 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 1183 22nd
Median Household Income # 769 49th
Per Capita Income # 503 67th

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