|Jefferson County and the state of Alabama|
|• Total||6.9 sq mi (17.9 km2)|
|• Land||6.9 sq mi (17.9 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||646 ft (197 m)|
|• Density||1,500/sq mi (570/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0118500|
Forestdale is located at .(33.574305, -86.902937)
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 6.9 square miles (18 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 10,509 people, 4,161 households, and 3,099 families residing in the community. The population density was 1,523.0 people per square mile (588.1/km²). There were 4,357 housing units at an average density of 631.4 per square mile (243.8/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 52.87% White, 45.92% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,161 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the community the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.
The median income for a household in the community was $43,111, and the median income for a family was $51,188. Males had a median income of $36,048 versus $30,135 for females. The per capita income for the community was $19,954. About 4.4% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.