Forest Falls is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 2,117 people and just one neighborhood, Forest Falls is the 659th largest community in California.
Unlike some towns, Forest Falls isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Forest Falls are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Forest Falls is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forest Falls who work in management occupations (26.23%), healthcare (9.69%), and sales jobs (8.78%).
Also of interest is that Forest Falls has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.85% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another notable thing is that Forest Falls is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Forest Falls’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
In Forest Falls, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.98 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Forest Falls does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Forest Falls are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.93% of adults in Forest Falls have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Forest Falls in 2018 was $33,961, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,844 for a family of four. However, Forest Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Forest Falls is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Forest Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Forest Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Forest Falls also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.50% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forest Falls include German, Irish, Dutch, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Forest Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Forest Falls, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 46.4%, which is higher than 98.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, this neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 8 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 97.5% of America.
Of particular note, 4.7% of the people in the neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.
In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, is better suited for first-time home buyers than 88.5% of neighborhoods in the state. Most homes here are priced below the state's median house value, yet maintain comparably good appreciation rates over the last decade relative to other neighborhoods in California. Along with an exclusive multi-metric measure of neighborhood quality developed by NeighborhoodScout that scores high here in this neighborhood, this means that buying into the neighborhood is not only an accessible option but considered a decent first time home buyer choice for building equity in your first home, while being in a quality neighborhood In addition to being an excellent choice for first-time home buyers, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Canadian and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 12.0% have Dutch ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Forest Falls are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 59.0% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 53.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 19.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.7%), and 9.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Forest Falls, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.8%), and residents who report Dutch roots (12.0%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (10.9%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (5.5%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.2% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (78.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.