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Forest Park, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Forest Park had a population of 18,938 as of July 1, 2017. Forest Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forest Park is located at latitude 39.286 and longitude -84.5257 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forest Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 833 feet.

The City of Forest Park (GNIS ID: 1086209) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Forest Park, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,938
Daytime Population: Workers 9,552
Daytime Population: Residents 9,552
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,104
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 18,799
Population in Familes 15,464
Population in Group Qrtrs 139
Population Density2 2,924
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $52,549
Average Household Income $61,865
Per Capita Income $23,921


Total Housing Units 7,920 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,191 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,124 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 604 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $119,678
Average Home Value $135,615


Total Households 7,316
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 4,941
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 0.16% 0.11%
Households 0.2% 0.13%
Families 0.05% -0.01%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Forest Park, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Park to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio 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 # 96 92nd
Population Density # 93 92nd
Diversity Index # 17 99th
Median Household Income # 566 53rd
Per Capita Income # 674 45th

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