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 86.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Forestville is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forestville who work in office and administrative support (11.69%), food service (10.31%), and sales jobs (9.95%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Forestville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.63% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Forestville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Forestville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The education level of Forestville citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.95% of adults in Forestville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Forestville in 2010 was $42,748, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $170,992 for a family of four. However, Forestville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Forestville is a very 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. Forestville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.07% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forestville include German, Italian, English, Irish, and French.

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


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