Forestville, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forestville, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Forestville had a population of 686 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Forestville is located at latitude 42.4685 and longitude -79.1755 in Chautauqua County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Forestville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chautauqua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 932 feet.

The Village of Forestville (GNIS ID: 2390843) 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 Forestville is located within Town of Hanover, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chautauqua County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forestville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Forestville: Forrestville, Hanover, Walnut Falls.

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Forestville, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 686
Population in Households 680
Population in Familes 544
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 700
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 279
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 187
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 217 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $94,681
Average Home Value $103,211


Median Household Income $39,755
Average Household Income $51,335
Per Capita Income $21,579
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% -0.23%
Households 0.0% -0.07%
Families -0.4% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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.


Forestville, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forestville to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 929 22nd
Population Density1 # 834 30th
Diversity Index2 # 881 26th
Median Household Income # 1069 10th
Per Capita Income # 1013 15th

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