Forestville, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forestville, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Forestville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Chautauqua County at latitude 42.4685 and longitude -79.1755. Chautauqua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 932 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Forestville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Forestville, New York.

The P1 Census Class Code for Forestville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Forestville, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 699
Population in Households 693
Population in Familes 552
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 714
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 284
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 189
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 221 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $96,094
Average Home Value $105,317


Median Household Income $41,668
Average Household Income $52,739
Per Capita Income $22,068
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.07% 0.0%
Households 0.42% 0.07%
Families -0.25% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
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, 2014 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 # 923 22nd
Population Density1 # 830 30th
Diversity Index2 # 854 28th
Median Household Income # 1019 14th
Per Capita Income # 970 19th

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