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.

Unlike some towns, Forestville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Forestville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Forestville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forestville who work in sales jobs (14.33%), office and administrative support (12.29%), and teaching (9.35%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.78% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 population of Forestville is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.79% of adults in Forestville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Forestville in 2010 was $32,013, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,052 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 14.67% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forestville include English, Irish, Italian, and Danish.

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

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