Forest Heights, Texas Population 2024

1,330

Forest Heights is a city located in Newton County and Orange County Texas. Forest Heights has a 2024 population of 1,330. Forest Heights is currently declining at a rate of -5.41% annually and its population has decreased by -18.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,634 in 2020.

The average household income in Forest Heights is $73,510 with a poverty rate of 34.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Forest Heights is 39.6 years, 32.9 years for males, and 49.2 years for females.

Forest Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Forest Heights was:

  • White: 95.75%
  • Black or African American: 2.63%
  • Two or more races: 1.62%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
2.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
472.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-18.6% (-304)
The current population of Forest Heights, Texas is 1,330 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,634.

Forest Heights, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,41995.75%
Black or African American392.63%
Two or more races241.62%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Forest Heights Population by Race

Forest Heights Population Pyramid 2024

Forest Heights Median Age

39.6

Total

32.9

Male

49.2

Female

Forest Heights Adults

There are 1,086 adults, (236 of whom are seniors) in Forest Heights.

Forest Heights Age Dependency

74.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Heights Sex Ratio

Female71548.25%
Male76751.75%

Forest Heights Population by Age

Forest Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6542.2779.420.6
Married2832.67946
Non Family1991.1378.421.6
Female1433.0551.748.3
Male292.2479.320.7

2.64

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

79.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Forest Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade111.06%
9th to 12th Grade11010.61%
High School Graduate49547.73%
Some College28027%
Associates Degree504.82%
Bachelors Degree838%
Graduate Degree80.77%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Forest Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forest Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White96585084
Hispanic44437
2+ Races24190
Black16165

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 31.25%.

Forest Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$35,795$0$35,417
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$33,875$34,118$30,000
Some College$58,750$89,271$44,615
Bachelors Degree$202,649$122,841$203,393
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$35,795

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$35,417

Average Female

Forest Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Forest Heights Language

97.65% of Forest Heights residents speak only English, while 2.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.08% of the population.

Forest Heights Language

Forest Heights Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,38746233.31%
Black393487.18%
Multiple241250%
Hispanic441125%

34.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.2%

Male Poverty Rate

40.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest Heights is Black, with 87.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest Heights is Hispanic, with 25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.51%.

Forest Heights Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade67.77%
Some College33.33%
High School23.64%
Bachelors or Greater6.59%

Forest Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed45.16%
Female Employed28.44%
Male Employed6.3%

Forest Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$38,929$73,510
Families$75,938$93,773
Married Families$117,933$-999,999,999
Non Families$14,297$21,764

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Forest Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Forest Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Forest Heights Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Forest Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

89

Number of Veterans

89

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam36
Second Gulf War6
World War II6
First Gulf War5
Korea0

Forest Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7436
75+34
55 to 648
18 to 346
35 to 545

Forest Heights Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White898.57%
Hispanic1738.64%

Forest Heights Veterans by Race

Forest Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

41.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

75.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Forest Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Forest Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Forest Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

83.54%

Born in Forest Heights

99.66%

Native Born

0.34%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.66% of Forest Heights residents were born in the United States, with 83.54% having been born in Texas. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Forest Heights Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,330-76-5.41%
20231,406-76-5.13%
20221,482-118-7.37%
20211,600-34-2.08%
20201,63400%

Forest Heights Population by Year