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Forest Hills, Pennsylvania


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Forest Hills, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Forest Hills strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Forest Hills College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 9% Forest Hills People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 9% Forest Hills Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Forest Hills Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 12% Forest Hills Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 14% Forest Hills Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Forest Hills, Pennsylvania

Comparing Forest Hills to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

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


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 8
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 9
Racial Diversity 4 8
Male Share of the Population 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 4

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 2 3

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
College Educated Adults 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 10
People Above Poverty 7 8
Median Family Income 7 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 8
Short Commute Times 3 2

Housing

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

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Property Crime 9 7
Low Violent Crime 6 5

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Forest Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15221
Phone Area Codes 412
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.419
Longitude -79.85

Forest Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:
  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MCKEESPORT
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Station SALINA 3 W
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Station DONORA 1 SW
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
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Forest Hills Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,831 100%
Male 3,179 46.5%
Female 3,652 53.5%
Under 18 1,349 19.7%
18+ 5,482 80.3%
65+ 1,447 21.2%
Median Age 43.8
Average Family Size 2.82
White 6,471 94.7%
African-American 204 3%
Asian 91 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0%
Other 13 0.2%
Mixed Race 49 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 49 0.7%

Estimated Forest Hills Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,424
Growth -407
Growth % -6%

Forest Hills 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
Irish 15.6%
German 15.6%
Italian 14.1%
US/American 6.7%
Polish 6.5%
Slovak 5.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.4%
English 4.1%
Russian 4%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Greek 2.5%
Hungarian 2.1%
Austrian 1.7%
Lithuanian 1.6%
Scottish 1.5%
Croatian 1.5%
British 1.1%
Serbian 1%
Welsh 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
Egyptian 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
African 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Carpatho Rusyn 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Belgian 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Forest Hills 6,831 $56,199
Braddock 2,912 $20,669
Braddock Hills 1,998 $40,517
Churchill 3,566 $74,969
Rankin 2,315 $18,625
Swissvale 9,653 $35,929
Turtle Creek 6,076 $43,975
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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. Brookhaven, Pennsylvania 87.9   31.8% 18.4% 21.1% 26 $58,271 5.5% 4.4% 7,985 3.6% 19.7 0.2% 2.8
2. Haddon, New Jersey 86.5   33% 20% 30.6% 24 $65,269 5.5% 4.6% 14,651 4.1% 24.2 0.2% 1.8
3. Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania 85   35.3% 18.7% 23.7% 28 $48,586 5.1% 3.1% 8,556 7.7% 18.5 0.2% 3.5
4. Riverton, New Jersey 84.4   25.4% 19.3% 36.2% 29 $68,125 6% 4.2% 2,759 3.1% 19.2 0.4% 1.8
5. Audubon, New Jersey 84.3   30.1% 15.9% 25.1% 25 $59,115 5.5% 2.7% 9,182 5.5% 22.8 0.1% 1.9
6. Haddon Heights, New Jersey 84.3   28.6% 18.2% 38.1% 27 $73,460 6.1% 2% 7,547 2.8% 20.5 0.3% 1.1
7. Brentwood, Pennsylvania 84.2   35.7% 17.8% 22.1% 31 $48,552 5.3% 2.1% 10,466 6.1% 20.5 0.2% 1.7
8. Ridley Park, Pennsylvania 84.2   33% 19.4% 24.5% 26 $62,378 4.9% 3.1% 7,196 4.2% 9.7 0.2% 1.8
9. Garwood, New Jersey 83.6   28.9% 17.2% 27.6% 28 $64,053 5.6% 4.1% 4,153 5.1% 14.9 0.3% 0.7
10. Nutley, New Jersey 82   27.9% 16.1% 32.9% 28 $73,264 5.5% 12.1% 27,362 4.8% 13.2 0.2% 1.5
11. Barrington, New Jersey 81.7   33.6% 17.6% 25.8% 27 $59,706 5.8% 8.4% 7,084 1.9% 11.2 0.2% 1.1
12. Watertown, Massachusetts 81.6   34.1% 16.7% 47.2% 27 $67,441 4.7% 8.6% 32,986 6.3% 16.8 0.3% 1.4
13. Arlington, Massachusetts 81.1   34.2% 16.8% 52.8% 31 $78,741 6% 9% 42,389 4.1% 11.5 0.3% 1.2
14. Peabody, Massachusetts 80.6   25.4% 17.4% 23.1% 26 $65,483 5.8% 6.1% 48,129 5.3% 25 0.3% 2.9
15. Lyndhurst, New Jersey 80.6   28.7% 17.7% 21.9% 28 $63,758 4.9% 10.1% 19,383 4.6% 17.4 0.2% 1.1
16. Woodstown, New Jersey 79.6   30.8% 16.5% 31.6% 27 $56,328 5.8% 15% 3,136 5.5% 10.2 0.2% 2.9
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