Forest Hill is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 16,065 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Forest Hill is the 62nd largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Forest Hill 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 Maryland.
Forest Hill is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Forest Hill is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forest Hill who work in office and administrative support (13.17%), management occupations (12.29%), and sales jobs (10.96%).
Also of interest is that Forest Hill has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Forest Hill is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Forest Hill really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Forest Hill perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Forest Hill is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Forest Hill, the average commute to work is 35.24 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Forest Hill are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.65% of adults in Forest Hill have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Forest Hill in 2018 was $44,767, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $179,068 for a family of four.
The people who call Forest Hill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Forest Hill residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Forest Hill include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Forest Hill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.