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The Village of Forest had a population of 1,384 as of July 1, 2017. Forest ranks in the lower quartile for 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 is located at latitude 40.8064 and longitude -83.5114 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Forest (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 928 feet.

The Village of Forest (GNIS ID: 2398894) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Forest is located within Township of Jackson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hardin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest 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, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,384
Daytime Population: Workers 458
Daytime Population: Residents 811
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,269
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 1,384
Population in Familes 1,134
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 863
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $42,854
Average Household Income $59,419
Per Capita Income $22,223


Total Housing Units 646 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 379 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 136 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $83,616
Average Home Value $107,984


Total Households 516
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 364
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 -0.74% -0.44%
Households -0.88% -0.51%
Families -0.84% -0.67%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Forest, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest 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 # 577 53rd
Population Density # 816 33rd
Diversity Index # 932 23rd
Median Household Income # 901 26th
Per Capita Income # 861 29th

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