Forestdale, Alabama Population 2024

9,138

Forestdale is a city located in Jefferson County Alabama. Forestdale has a 2024 population of 9,138. Forestdale is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 5.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,688 in 2020.

The average household income in Forestdale is $72,911 with a poverty rate of 16.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Forestdale is 43.7 years, 41.2 years for males, and 44.5 years for females.

Forestdale Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 76.33%
  • White: 19.63%
  • Two or more races: 2.46%
  • Other race: 0.84%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
6.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,354.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.18% (450)
The current population of Forestdale, Alabama is 9,138 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,688.

Forestdale, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American6,97576.33%
White1,79419.63%
Two or more races2252.46%
Other race770.84%
Asian370.4%
Native American300.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Forestdale Population by Race

Forestdale Population Pyramid 2024

Forestdale Median Age

43.7

Total

41.2

Male

44.5

Female

Forestdale Adults

There are 7,463 adults, (2,000 of whom are seniors) in Forestdale.

Forestdale Age Dependency

67.3

Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Forestdale Sex Ratio

Female4,82852.83%
Male4,31047.17%

Forestdale Population by Age

Forestdale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,8682.3673.826.2
Non Family1,4381.1174.325.7
Married1,3742.9590.59.5
Female7863.654.545.5
Male2702.4142.257.8
showing: 5 rows

2.99

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

73.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Forestdale Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Forestdale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forestdale Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 32.77%.

Forestdale Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,436

Average Earnings

$40,851

Average Male

$36,250

Average Female

Forestdale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forestdale Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Forestdale Language

97.13% of Forestdale residents speak only English, while 2.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.65% of the population.

Forestdale Language

Forestdale Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black6,8831,06815.52%
White1,76639222.2%
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16.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.22%

Male Poverty Rate

18.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forestdale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forestdale is White, with 22.2% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forestdale is Black, with 15.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.24%.

Forestdale Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School24.93%
Some College8.02%
Less Than 9th Grade5.21%
Bachelors or Greater3.26%
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Forestdale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed29.79%
Female Employed8.15%
Male Employed7.2%
Female Unemployed5.34%
showing: 4 rows

Forestdale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forestdale Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Forestdale Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.3%

Male Marriage Rate

34.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Forestdale Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Forestdale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Forestdale Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Forestdale Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

681

Number of Veterans

660

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

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Forestdale Veterans by War

count

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Forestdale Veterans by Age

count

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Forestdale Veterans by Race

Forestdale Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.4%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forestdale Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Forestdale Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Forestdale Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Forestdale 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

87.19%

Born in Forestdale

99.03%

Native Born

0.97%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

0.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.03% of Forestdale residents were born in the United States, with 87.19% having been born in Alabama. 0.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Forestdale Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20249,138
20239,138
20229,138-113-1.22%
20219,2515636.48%
20208,688-236-2.64%
20198,924-349-3.76%
20189,273-845-8.35%
201710,1184394.54%
20169,679-37-0.38%
20159,716-452-4.45%
201410,168-520-4.87%
201310,6883723.61%
201210,316-360-3.37%
201110,6765145.06%
201010,162
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Forestdale Population by Year