Forestdale, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forestdale, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Forestdale Census Designated Place had a population of 10,041 as of July 1, 2016. Forestdale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forestdale is located at latitude 33.5741 and longitude -86.8999 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Forestdale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 646 feet.

The Forestdale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402493) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Forestdale Census Designated Place is located within Birmingham Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forestdale 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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Forestdale, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,041
Population in Households 10,010
Population in Familes 8,452
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 1,462
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 3,919
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 2,743
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,387 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,120 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 799 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 468 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $127,599
Average Home Value $134,840


Median Household Income $50,623
Average Household Income $58,692
Per Capita Income $23,176
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.01%
Households -0.18% 0.01%
Families -0.52% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

Forestdale, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forestdale to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama 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 # 64 89th
Population Density1 # 21 97th
Diversity Index2 # 193 67th
Median Household Income # 91 84th
Per Capita Income # 140 76th

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