Forestville, CA
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Forestville is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 3,400 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Forestville is the 570th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Forestville are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Forestville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Forestville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forestville who work in sales jobs (18.21%), office and administrative support (13.20%), and teaching (10.19%).

Of important note, Forestville is also a town of artists. Forestville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Forestville’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.64% 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.

The education level of Forestville citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.72% of adults in Forestville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Forestville in 2010 was $28,818, 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 $115,272 for a family of four. However, Forestville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Forestville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Forestville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Forestville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Forestville include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Forestville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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