Forestdale, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forestdale, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Forestdale Census Designated Place had a population of 10,184 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Forestdale, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,184
Daytime Population: Workers 2,063
Daytime Population: Residents 5,793
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,856
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 10,153
Population in Familes 8,547
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density2 1,483
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $53,426
Average Household Income $61,923
Per Capita Income $24,450


Total Housing Units 4,411 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,128 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 845 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 438 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $130,790
Average Home Value $137,720


Total Households 3,973
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,765
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 0.03% 0.14%
Households 0.03% 0.15%
Families -0.34% 0.01%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

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, 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 # 64 89th
Population Density # 20 97th
Diversity Index # 204 65th
Median Household Income # 82 86th
Per Capita Income # 136 77th

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