Forest Hill, TX
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Forest Hill is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 12,881 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Forest Hill is the 192nd largest community in Texas.

When you are in Forest Hill, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.82% of Forest Hill’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Forest Hill is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forest Hill who work in office and administrative support (11.41%), sales jobs (10.23%), and maintenance occupations (7.10%).

The percentage of people in Forest Hill with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.10% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Forest Hill in 2010 was $16,737, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,948 for a family of four. However, Forest Hill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Forest Hill is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Forest Hill also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 42.95% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forest Hill include Irish, German, English, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Forest Hill's cultural character, accounting for 22.37% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Forest Hill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.