Forestville, New York

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Forestville, New York

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High Points

Forestville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Forestville Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 15% Forestville Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Forestville, New York

Comparing Forestville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 2
Senior Citizens 5 6
Age of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 5 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 5
Portion of People Married 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
College Educated Adults 6 2
People Above Poverty 6 4
Median Family Income 6 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 8 3
Short Commute Times 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
People Living Alone 6 7
Affordability of Rents 5 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Forestville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 32 miles SW of Buffalo, New York
County Chautauqua
Metro Area Jamestown
Standard Zip Codes 14062
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.468
Longitude -79.177

Forestville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 32 F
Apr Temp 37 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.1 inches
Distance 37.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 30 to 54 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 41.1 inches
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Forestville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 770 100%
Male 393 51%
Female 377 49%
Under 18 196 25.5%
18+ 574 74.5%
65+ 115 14.9%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 2.99
White 735 95.5%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 1%
Other 11 1.4%
Mixed Race 14 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 2.5%

Estimated Forestville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 733
Growth -37
Growth % -4.8%

Forestville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 22.6%
English 18.3%
Polish 15.2%
Irish 9.6%
Italian 9.4%
US/American 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
Dutch 2.7%
Swedish 2.1%
Welsh 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Scottish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
Canadian 0.6%
Danish 0.4%
British 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Forestville 770 $41,042
Dunkirk 13,131 $35,058
Farnham 322 $37,000
Fredonia 10,706 $49,549
Perrysburg 408 $43,125
Silver Creek 2,896 $38,617
South Dayton 662 $32,917
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Forestville High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 362 students.

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