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Forest Park, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Forest Park had a population of 18,710 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Forest Park, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,710
Population in Households 18,573
Population in Familes 15,287
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density1 2,889
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 7,249
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 4,903
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,937 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,141 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,108 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 688 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $117,923
Average Home Value $131,795


Median Household Income $50,745
Average Household Income $58,557
Per Capita Income $22,721
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% 0.14%
Households 0.08% 0.22%
Families -0.07% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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.

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, 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 # 99 92nd
Population Density1 # 99 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 17 99th
Median Household Income # 556 54th
Per Capita Income # 684 44th

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