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Forest Grove, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Forest Grove had a population of 24,149 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Forest Grove, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,149
Daytime Population: Workers 7,694
Daytime Population: Residents 13,488
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,182
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 23,128
Population in Familes 18,567
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,021
Population Density2 4,204
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $54,974
Average Household Income $68,485
Per Capita Income $24,828


Total Housing Units 8,816 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,650 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,690 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 475 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $260,072
Average Home Value $289,739


Total Households 8,341
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 5,527
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.89% 1.68%
Households 1.69% 1.62%
Families 1.76% 1.54%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 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 # 24 94th
Population Density # 40 90th
Diversity Index # 33 92nd
Median Household Income # 117 69th
Per Capita Income # 196 48th

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