Forest Hill, TX

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Population

12,831

0.446% growth

Median Age

32.2


Median Household Income

$39,052

6.99% decline

Poverty Rate

29.5%


Number of Employees

5,076

0.217% growth

Median Property Value

$80,300

2.55% growth

About

In 2017, Forest Hill, TX had a population of 12.8k people with a median age of 32.2 and a median household income of $39,052. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Forest Hill, TX grew from 12,774 to 12,831, a 0.446% increase and its median household income declined from $41,988 to $39,052, a -6.99% decrease.

The population of Forest Hill, TX is 46.5% Hispanic or Latino, 45% Black or African American Alone, and 7.41% White Alone. N/A% of the people in Forest Hill, TX speak a non-English language, and 82.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Forest Hill, TX is $80,300, and the homeownership rate is 73%. Most people in Forest Hill, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Forest Hill, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Forest Hill, TX employs 5.08k people. The largest industries in Forest Hill, TX are Manufacturing (753 people), Construction (691 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (650 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($42,743), Educational Services ($41,042), and Information ($39,712).

Median household income in Forest Hill, TX is $39,052. Males in Forest Hill, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Forest Hill, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,052

2017 value

± $4,280

-6.99%

1 Year Growth

± 18%

Households in Forest Hill, TX have a median annual income of $39,052, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,988 in 2016, which represents a -6.99% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Forest Hill, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1060.04

  2. Census Tract 1111.04

  3. Census Tract 1060.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forest Hill, TX was Census Tract 1060.04 with a value of $54,066, followed by Census Tract 1111.04 and Census Tract 1060.02, with respective values of $43,177 and $40,478.

The following map shows all of the places in Forest Hill, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

29.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forest Hill, TX (3.79k out of 12.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    2,218 ± 386

  2. Black

    1,429 ± 324

  3. White

    1,192 ± 241

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forest Hill, TX is Hispanic, followed by Black and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.08k

2017 Value

± 499

0.217%

1 Year growth

± 14.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Forest Hill, TX grew at a rate of 0.217%, from 5.07k employees to 5.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forest Hill, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (711 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (565 people), and Production Occupations (541 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forest Hill, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Forest Hill, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (711 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (565 people), and Production Occupations (541 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forest Hill, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.76 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.24 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.99 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Forest Hill, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,946), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,893), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,893).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.08k

2017 Value

± 499

0.217%

1 Year growth

± 14.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Forest Hill, TX grew at a rate of 0.217%, from 5.07k employees to 5.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forest Hill, TX, are Manufacturing (753 people), Construction (691 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (650 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forest Hill, TX, though some of these residents may live in Forest Hill, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Forest Hill, TX, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (753 people), Construction (691 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (650 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forest Hill, TX has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.84 times higher than expected), Construction (2.17 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (2.03 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Forest Hill, TX, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($42,743), Educational Services ($41,042), and Information ($39,712).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

71% of the population of Forest Hill, TX has health coverage, with 26.4% on employee plans, 26.5% on Medicaid, 7.21% on Medicare, 9.77% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Forest Hill, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Forest Hill, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

29%

Uninsured

26.4%

Employer Coverage

26.5%

Medicaid

7.21%

Medicare

9.77%

Non-Group

1.09%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forest Hill, TX declined by 3.95% from 30.2% to 29%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Forest Hill, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Forest Hill, TX is home to a population of 12.8k people, from which 82.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 23.6% of Forest Hill, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.03k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Forest Hill, TX is composed of 5.97k Hispanic or Latino residents (46.5%), 5.78k Black or African American Alone residents (45%), 951 White Alone residents (7.41%), 73 Two or More Races residents (0.569%), 53 Asian Alone residents (0.413%), 6 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0468%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 6

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Forest Hill, TX was 32.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Forest Hill, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Forest Hill, TX residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

23.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.03k people

23.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.03k people

As of 2017, 23.6% of Forest Hill, TX residents (3.03k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forest Hill, TX was 23.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

82.6%

2017 Citizenship

83.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 82.6% of Forest Hill, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Forest Hill, TX was 83.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    5.97k ± 882

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.78k ± 705

  3. White Alone

    951 ± 227

In 2017, there were 1.03 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (5.97k people) in Forest Hill, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.78k Black or African American Alone and 951 White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Forest Hill, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    287 ± 94

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    104 ± 58

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    65 ± 54

Forest Hill, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forest Hill, TX was $80,300 in 2017, which is 0.35 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $78,300 to $80,300, a 2.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Forest Hill, TX is 73%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Forest Hill, TX have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Forest Hill, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$80,300

2017 Median

± $3,357

$78,300

2016 Median

± $2,835

In 2017, the median property value in Forest Hill, TX grew to to $80,300 from the previous year's value of $78,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Forest Hill, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forest Hill, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$39,052

Median Household Income

± $4,280

3.8k

Number of Households

± 370

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.8k households in Forest Hill, TX declined from $39,052 from the previous year's value of $41,988.

The following chart displays the households in Forest Hill, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Forest Hill, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forest Hill, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73%

2017 Homeownership

72.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73% of the housing units in Forest Hill, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Forest Hill, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forest Hill, TX have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Forest Hill, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.1%

  2. Carpooled

    14%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.71%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Forest Hill, TX was Drove Alone (82.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (14%) and those who Worked At Home (2.71%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Forest Hill, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Forest Hill, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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