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.
Unlike some towns, Forest Hill isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Forest Hill are a mix of both white- and blue-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.
Forest Hill is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Forest Hill’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Forest Hill, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.24 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Forest Hill ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Forest Hill, 42.65% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate 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.