Forestville, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forestville, California - Basic Facts

The Forestville Census Designated Place had a population of 3,425 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Forestville: Forrestville.

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Forestville, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,425
Population in Households 3,390
Population in Familes 2,446
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 652
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $59,521
Average Household Income $88,922
Per Capita Income $39,120


Total Housing Units 1,609 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,072 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 401 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $594,421
Average Home Value $901,726


Total Households 1,473
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 828
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 0.48% -0.32%
Households 0.37% -0.41%
Families 0.36% -0.46%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   4.48%

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, 2018 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 Density # 873 42nd
Diversity Index # 1192 21st
Median Household Income # 736 52nd
Per Capita Income # 422 72nd

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