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Forest Hill, Louisiana - Basic Facts

Forest Hill is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of Forest Hill.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Rapides Parish at latitude 31.0419 and longitude -92.5312. Rapides Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 167 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Forest Hill (see map) encompass a land area of 3.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Forest Hill: Bismark, Foresthill.

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


Total Population 907
Population in Households 904
Population in Familes 768
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 279
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 282
Average Household Size 3.21
Family Households 210
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 302 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 210 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $166,129
Average Home Value $225,357


Median Household Income $43,430
Average Household Income $62,632
Per Capita Income $22,169
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.46% 1.81%
Households 2.49% 1.85%
Families 1.04% 1.66%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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 Hill, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Hill to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana 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 # 304 36th
Population Density1 # 345 27th
Diversity Index2 # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 167 65th
Per Capita Income # 166 65th

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