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Forest Grove, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Forest Grove had a population of 23,305 as of July 1, 2016. Forest Grove ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forest Grove is located at latitude 45.5244 and longitude -123.1106 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forest Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 203 feet.

The City of Forest Grove (GNIS ID: 2410518) 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.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Forest Grove is located within Forest Grove-Cornelius Division of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest Grove population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Forest Grove, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,305
Population in Households 22,287
Population in Familes 17,897
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,018
Population Density1 4,057
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 8,074
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 5,350
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,426 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,648 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 527 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $245,558
Average Home Value $279,976


Median Household Income $51,741
Average Household Income $65,231
Per Capita Income $23,817
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.62% 1.65%
Households 1.44% 1.56%
Families 1.51% 1.47%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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 Grove, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Grove to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 24 94th
Population Density1 # 42 89th
Diversity Index2 # 33 92nd
Median Household Income # 136 64th
Per Capita Income # 205 46th

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