Forestville, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Forestville, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Forestville (historical) had a population of 679 as of July 1, 2018.

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 (historical) (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 (historical) (GNIS ID: 2785014) 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 "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Forestville (historical) 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, 2018.

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

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Forestville, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 679
Population in Households 673
Population in Familes 539
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 693
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $45,552
Average Household Income $57,888
Per Capita Income $23,810


Total Housing Units 307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 205 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $102,119
Average Home Value $112,073


Total Households 272
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 180
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.32% -0.69%
Households -0.31% -0.75%
Families -0.72% -0.79%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   3.84%

Forestville, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forestville to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 930 22nd
Population Density # 837 30th
Diversity Index # 868 27th
Median Household Income # 1000 16th
Per Capita Income # 1028 14th

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