Foresthill, CA Profile: Facts & Data

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Foresthill, California - Basic Facts

The Foresthill Census Designated Place had a population of 1,643 as of July 1, 2020. 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 39.0202 and longitude -120.818 in Placer County. The formal boundaries for the Foresthill Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Foresthill: Forest Hill.

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Foresthill, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,643 (100%)
Population in Households 1,643 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,343 (81.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 147
Diversity Index2 29
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $78,780
Average Household Income $92,384
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $38,617
Wealth Index5 109
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 748 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 528 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 174 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $380,075
Average Home Value $439,083
Housing Affordability Index3 128
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 701
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 494
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.0% 1.25%
Households 1.13% 1.31%
Families 1.48% 1.26%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
Owner Occupied HU   1.4%

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Foresthill, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Foresthill to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 926 39th
Population Density # 1212 20th
Median Household Income # 521 66th
Housing Affordability Index # 1218 80th
Per Capita Income # 542 64th
Diversity Index # 1412 7th

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