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The Village of Forest had a population of 1,426 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,426
Population in Households 1,426
Population in Familes 1,170
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 889
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 533
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 377
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 649 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 390 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $81,953
Average Home Value $101,849


Median Household Income $39,944
Average Household Income $54,338
Per Capita Income $20,334
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.39% -0.24%
Households -0.5% -0.3%
Families -0.42% -0.48%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
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, 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, 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 # 571 53rd
Population Density1 # 800 34th
Diversity Index2 # 908 26th
Median Household Income # 923 24th
Per Capita Income # 936 23rd

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