Forestdale, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forestdale, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Forestdale Census Designated Place had a population of 4,348 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Forestdale, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,348
Daytime Population: Workers 1,469
Daytime Population: Residents 1,237
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,706
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 4,346
Population in Familes 3,874
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,145
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $95,782
Average Household Income $107,846
Per Capita Income $37,250


Total Housing Units 1,621 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,298 (80.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 201 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $356,036
Average Home Value $378,527


Total Households 1,499
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 1,186
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.82% 0.64%
Households 0.81% 0.61%
Families 0.73% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

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, 2017 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 # 128 48th
Population Density # 150 39th
Diversity Index # 171 30th
Median Household Income # 48 81st
Per Capita Income # 132 47th

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