Forest Hills, North Carolina

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Forest Hills
Forest Hills is located in North Carolina
Forest Hills
Forest Hills
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°17′50″N 83°11′37″W / 35.29722°N 83.19361°W / 35.29722; -83.19361Coordinates: 35°17′50″N 83°11′37″W / 35.29722°N 83.19361°W / 35.29722; -83.19361
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Jackson
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,300 ft (701 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 365
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 380
 • Density 730/sq mi (280/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 37-24170[2]
GNIS feature ID 1853435[3]

Forest Hills is a village in Jackson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 365 at the 2010 census.[4] Formerly a neighborhood within nearby unincorporated Cullowhee, it became incorporated in 1997.


Forest Hills is located at 35°17′50″N 83°11′37″W / 35.29722°N 83.19361°W / 35.29722; -83.19361 (35.297208, -83.193705).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 330
2010 365 10.6%
Est. 2016 380 [1] 4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 330 people, 156 households, and 75 families residing in the village. The population density was 661.7 people per square mile (254.8/km²). There were 182 housing units at an average density of 365.0/sq mi (140.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.06% White, 2.42% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population. Surveys indicate that Forest Hills residents think that a large Asian population will move to the village next.

There were 156 households out of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 1.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.9% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the village, the population was spread out with 13.9% under the age of 18, 27.9% from 18 to 24, 14.5% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $45,000, and the median income for a family was $64,375. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $31,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $25,949. None of the families and 18.3% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


Alternative text
Forest Hill, 1885

The area now known as Forest Hills was named for the late 19th century home of David D. Davies that once stood as part of an estate, which Davies formed in 1855 with 2,000 acres (8.1 km2), that made up what is now a large part of the village. It was a large Victorian mansion called Forest Hill and had a commanding view of the Cullowhee Valley. Later, the area became known as the Cox Farm. Forest Hill was later demolished in the 1980s, very soon after the area began being developed as Forest Hills. The current development of the neighborhood started in the 1980s. Formerly, the Forest Hills Country Club occupied a large swath of land in the village, which currently is blighted and vacant. A motor lodge that also has apartments rented to students stands just above the middle of the golf course.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Forest Hills village, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ The History of Jackson County Sesquicentennial Edition

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