Forest Home, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forest Home, New York - Basic Facts

The Forest Home Census Designated Place had a population of 573 as of July 1, 2017. Forest Home ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forest Home is located at latitude 42.4531 and longitude -76.4716 in Tompkins County. The formal boundaries for the Forest Home Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Tompkins County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 922 feet.

The Forest Home Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389097) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Forest Home Census Designated Place is located within Town of Ithaca, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tompkins County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest Home population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Forest Home: Flea Hollow, Free Hollow, Sydney's Mill.

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Forest Home, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 573
Daytime Population: Workers 72
Daytime Population: Residents 428
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 500
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 78
Population in Familes 48
Population in Group Qrtrs 495
Population Density2 2,281
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $29,614
Average Household Income $50,824
Per Capita Income $12,626


Total Housing Units 286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68 (23.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 200 (69.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $323,333
Average Home Value $335,507


Total Households 268
Average Household Size 1.0
Family Households 131
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.02% 0.03%
Households 0.0% 0.07%
Families -1.48% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.15%

Forest Home, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Home to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 987 18th
Population Density # 386 68th
Diversity Index # 93 92nd
Median Household Income # 1187 1st
Per Capita Income # 1190 1st

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