General Information About Forest Hills Borough

The Borough of Forest Hills, Pennsylvania is located approximately 7 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh, PA. Founded on July 29th, 1919, Forest Hills boasts many desirable attributes, including well-established, family-friendly neighborhoods, beautiful tree-lined streets, and convenient access to shopping and cultural activities. The citizens of Forest Hills enjoy a full calendar of year-round recreational opportunities.

Since it's inception, the Borough has sought to maintain it's natural assets, dedicating almost one quarter of the land area as public parks. This committment to green spaces has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation, which has designated Forest Hills as a Tree City USA community for over 20 years.

The borough covers an area of about 1.5 square miles and is 966 feet above sea level.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 6,831 people, 3,050 households, and 1,976 families residing in the borough. The median income for a household in the borough is $44,922, and the median income for a family is $56,199.

In the borough the population is spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.5 males.


Gender



Males: 3,179 (47%)
Females: 3,652 (53%)
Gender As % of Population
   


Age



Median Age: 43.8 (Males: 42.6, Females: 44.7)

Males Under 20: 10%  
Females Under 20: 11%
Males 20 to 40: 11%  
Females 20 to 40: 11%
Males 40 to 60: 14%  
Females 40 to 60: 17%
Males Over 60: 11%  
Females Over 60: 15%



Race



White: 95%
African American: 3%
Asian: 1%
Other/Mixed: 1%

Race As % of Population
       


Nearby cities include: Braddock Hills, PA (1.0 miles); North Braddock, PA (1.2 miles); Chalfant, PA (1.2 miles); Churchill, PA (1.3 miles); Turtle Creek (1.6 miles); Braddock, PA (1.7 miles); Swissvale (1.7 miles); East Pittsburgh, PA (1.9 miles); Edgewood Borough (1.9 miles); Wilkins Township, PA (2.0 miles); Rankin, PA (2.0 miles);

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