Forest Hill, LA 71430 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 71430: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Forest Hill, LA 71430

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bennetts Bay, LA 71430
Blue Lake, LA 71430
Bucks Landing, LA 71430
Camp Claiborne, LA 71430
Midway, LA 71430

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Parish: Rapides Parish
  • Centroid: Latitude 31.051, Longitude -92.507
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 70
  • PO Box Addresses: 323
  • Residential Addresses: 777
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 777

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: January 1, 2021, Maps updated: January 29, 2021.


Forest Hill, LA 71430 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,003 (100%)
Population in Households 2,997 (99.8%)
Population in Families 2,532 (84.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 6 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 37
Diversity Index2 70


Median Household Income $54,987
Average Household Income $68,768
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $23,956
Wealth Index5 60


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,216 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 757 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 289 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $130,147
Average Home Value $284,181
Housing Affordability Index3 275


Total Households 1,046
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 760
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.06% 0.19%
Households 1.0% 0.15%
Families 0.76% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
Owner Occupied HU   0.37%

Forest Hill, LA 71430 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 71430 to the other 495 ZIP Codes in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 294 41st
Population Density # 325 35th
Median Household Income # 112 78th
Housing Affordability Index # 426 86th
Per Capita Income # 239 52nd
Diversity Index # 10 98th

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