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Forest Grove, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Forest Grove had a population of 25,406 as of July 1, 2019. 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 45.5198 and longitude -123.1107 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forest Grove 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.


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Forest Grove, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Forest Grove, OR Housing Affordability Index is 84
State of Oregon Housing Affordability Index is 83
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Forest Grove, OR Wealth Index is 73
State of Oregon Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 25,406
Population in Households 24,319
Population in Familes 19,553
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,087
Population Density 4,340
Diversity Index1 64
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,112
Average Household Income $75,771
Per Capita Income $26,148
Wealth Index3 73

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,291 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,459 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 529 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $340,053
Housing Affordability Index2 84
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,751
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 5,821
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.91% 1.8%
Households 1.72% 1.72%
Families 1.78% 1.69%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

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, 2019 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 Density # 37 90th
Diversity Index # 33 92nd
Median Household Income # 123 68th
Per Capita Income # 223 41st

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