Forest County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

6,086

Forest County, Pennsylvania's estimated 2024 population is 6,086 with a growth rate of -4.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Forest County, Pennsylvania is the 65th largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 population was 7,704 and has seen a growth of -21% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,736-270-5.39%
20285,006-270-5.12%
20275,276-270-4.87%
20265,546-270-4.64%
20255,816-270-4.44%
20246,086-270-4.25%
20236,356-270-4.07%
20226,626-270-3.92%
20216,896-63-0.91%
20206,959-71-1.01%
20197,030-264-3.62%
20187,294-34-0.46%
20177,328-6-0.08%
20167,334-52-0.7%
20157,386-73-0.98%
20147,459-73-0.97%
20137,532-55-0.72%
20127,587-85-1.11%
20117,672-32-0.42%
20107,704
19904,802-270-5.32%
19805,0721462.96%
19704,9264419.83%
19604,485-459-9.28%
19504,944-847-14.63%
19405,79161111.8%
19305,180-2,297-30.72%
19207,477-1,958-20.75%
19109,435-1,604-14.53%
190011,0392,55730.15%
18908,4824,09793.43%
18804,3853759.35%
18704,0103,112346.55%
1860898-3,838-81.04%
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2024 Growth Rate
-4.25% (-270)
County Website
Forest County
County Seat
2020 Population
6,959
Area
427 mi²
Density
14 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-12.54% (-873)
Founded
September 1, 1857

Forest County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,98271.59%
Black or African American1,10615.89%
Two or more races4806.9%
Other race2243.22%
Asian1542.21%
Native American130.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Forest County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Forest County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2024

Forest County, Pennsylvania Median Age

46.2

Total

42.5

Male

56.2

Female

Forest County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 6,205 adults, (1,593 of whom are seniors) in Forest County, Pennsylvania.

Forest County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

50.9

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female2,37734.16%
Male4,58265.84%

Forest County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Forest County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,8442.4983.316.7
Married8903.0589.810.2
Non Family8111.478.421.6
Female855.4967.132.9
Male584.8375.924.1
showing: 5 rows

3.22

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

83.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Forest County, Pennsylvania 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

Forest County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forest County, Pennsylvania 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 native american people with a rate of 84.62%.

Forest County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$26,103

Average Earnings

$24,886

Average Male

$27,571

Average Female

Forest County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Forest County, Pennsylvania Language

92.46% of Forest County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 7.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.27% of the population.

Forest County, Pennsylvania Language

Forest County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,71559115.91%
Hispanic25215260.32%
Asian15411977.27%
Other1297054.26%
Multiple358174.75%
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19.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.64%

Male Poverty Rate

17.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest County, Pennsylvania is Asian, with 77.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest County, Pennsylvania is Multiple, with 4.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.46%.

Forest County, Pennsylvania Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.12%
High School17.57%
Bachelors or Greater15.15%
Some College8.5%
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Forest County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed46.34%
Male Unemployed34.38%
Male Employed14.03%
Female Employed9.83%
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Forest County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Forest County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Forest County, Pennsylvania 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.

Forest County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Forest County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

507

Number of Veterans

493

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

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Forest County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

count

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Forest County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

count

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Forest County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Forest County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

27%

Labor Force Participation

25.8%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Forest County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Forest County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Forest County, Pennsylvania 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

76.39%

Born in Forest County, Pennsylvania

96.75%

Native Born

3.25%

Foreign Born

2.23%

Non Citizen

1.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.75% of Forest County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 76.39% having been born in Pennsylvania. 2.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Forest County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

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