Forestdale, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Forestdale, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Forestdale Census Designated Place had a population of 10,149 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.5701 and longitude -86.8964 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Forestdale Census Designated Place 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.

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Forestdale, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,149
Population in Households 10,118
Population in Familes 8,494
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density2 1,477
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $54,059
Average Household Income $62,603
Per Capita Income $24,732


Total Housing Units 4,403 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,147 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 816 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 440 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $133,249
Average Home Value $140,586


Total Households 3,963
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 2,756
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.02% 0.05%
Households 0.0% 0.04%
Families -0.34% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

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, 2018 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 # 63 89th
Population Density # 21 97th
Diversity Index # 206 65th
Median Household Income # 83 86th
Per Capita Income # 152 74th

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