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Forest, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of Forest is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hardin County at latitude 40.8064 and longitude -83.5114. Hardin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 928 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Forest, but most people and references simply refer to it as Forest, Ohio.

The P1 Census Class Code for Forest indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Forest, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,431
Population in Households 1,431
Population in Familes 1,171
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 892
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 539
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 380
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 646 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 400 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $73,387
Average Home Value $88,000


Median Household Income $37,452
Average Household Income $45,529
Per Capita Income $17,231
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.49% -0.38%
Households -0.47% -0.37%
Families -0.43% -0.59%
Median Household Income   3.88%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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 1,204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 569 53rd
Population Density1 # 793 34th
Diversity Index2 # 928 22nd
Median Household Income # 988 18th
Per Capita Income # 1103 8th

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