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Forest Acres, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Forest Acres had a population of 11,151 as of July 1, 2017. Forest Acres ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forest Acres is located at latitude 34.0331 and longitude -80.9732 in Richland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forest Acres (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. Richland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 253 feet.

The City of Forest Acres (GNIS ID: 2403633) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Forest Acres is located within Columbia Division of Richland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest Acres population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Forest Acres, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,151
Population in Households 11,119
Population in Familes 8,175
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 2,424
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 5,267
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 2,857
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,761 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,748 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,518 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 494 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $211,454
Average Home Value $278,901


Median Household Income $61,335
Average Household Income $87,708
Per Capita Income $41,201
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.88% 0.85%
Households 0.92% 0.87%
Families 0.71% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Forest Acres, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Acres to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 49 88th
Population Density1 # 13 97th
Diversity Index2 # 275 31st
Median Household Income # 28 93rd
Per Capita Income # 15 96th

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