Forestdale, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forestdale, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Forestdale Census Designated Place had a population of 4,323 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Forestdale is located at latitude 41.6835 and longitude -70.5108 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Forestdale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Forestdale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378019) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Forestdale Census Designated Place is located within Town of Sandwich, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forestdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Forestdale, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,323
Population in Households 4,322
Population in Familes 3,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,139
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 1,482
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 1,175
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,288 (80.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 194 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $350,505
Average Home Value $368,585


Median Household Income $94,803
Average Household Income $106,012
Per Capita Income $36,385
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.69%
Households 0.75% 0.64%
Families 0.7% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Forestdale, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forestdale to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 129 48th
Population Density1 # 148 40th
Diversity Index2 # 173 30th
Median Household Income # 41 84th
Per Capita Income # 133 46th

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