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Forest Hill, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Forest Hill had a population of 921 as of July 1, 2016. Forest Hill ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forest Hill is located at latitude 31.0499 and longitude -92.5253 in Rapides Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Forest Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Rapides Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 167 feet.

The Village of Forest Hill (GNIS ID: 2407458) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Forest Hill is located within Parish Governing Authority District H, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rapides Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest Hill population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Forest Hill: Bismark, Foresthill.

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Forest Hill, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 921
Population in Households 919
Population in Familes 780
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 284
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 282
Average Household Size 3.26
Family Households 209
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 205 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $130,625
Average Home Value $229,512


Median Household Income $39,659
Average Household Income $63,371
Per Capita Income $22,102
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.92% 1.66%
Households 1.69% 1.58%
Families 0.63% 1.4%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana 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 # 300 37th
Population Density1 # 342 28th
Diversity Index2 # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 230 52nd
Per Capita Income # 210 56th

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