Forestville, MD

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Population

11,689

3.4% decline

Median Age

37.3


Median Household Income

$66,799

2.81% decline

Poverty Rate

10.9%


Number of Employees

6,214

3.34% decline

Median Property Value

$194,800

2.63% growth

About

In 2017, Forestville, MD had a population of 11.7k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $66,799. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Forestville, MD declined from 12,100 to 11,689, a -3.4% decrease and its median household income declined from $68,730 to $66,799, a -2.81% decrease.

The population of Forestville, MD is 87.1% Black or African American Alone, 6.38% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.78% White Alone. N/A% of the people in Forestville, MD speak a non-English language, and 95.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Forestville, MD is $194,800, and the homeownership rate is 70.9%. Most people in Forestville, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 36.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Forestville, MD is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Forestville, MD employs 6.21k people. The largest industries in Forestville, MD are Public Administration (1,089 people), Retail Trade (857 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (761 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,168), Wholesale Trade ($70,089), and Public Administration ($66,713).

Median household income in Forestville, MD is $66,799. Males in Forestville, MD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in Forestville, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,799

2017 value

± $3,862

-2.81%

1 Year Growth

± 10.9%

Households in Forestville, MD have a median annual income of $66,799, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $68,730 in 2016, which represents a -2.81% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536

Average Male Salary

± $1,629

$61,332

Average Female Salary

± $1,200

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Alaska Native

    $90,993 ± $115,433

  2. Asian

    $68,448 ± $4,004

  3. White

    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Forestville, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8021.04

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forestville, MD was Census Tract 8021.04 with a value of $67,414, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forestville, MD (1.25k out of 11.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    1,215 ± 248

  2. Hispanic

    109 ± 117

  3. Asian

    15 ± 95

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forestville, MD is Black, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.21k

2017 Value

± 578

-3.34%

1 Year decline

± 13.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Forestville, MD declined at a rate of -3.34%, from 6.43k employees to 6.21k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forestville, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,377 people), Sales & Related Occupations (510 people), and Transportation Occupations (388 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forestville, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Forestville, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,377 people), Sales & Related Occupations (510 people), and Transportation Occupations (388 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forestville, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.87 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.71 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Forestville, MD, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($121,500), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($88,750), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($81,635).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.21k

2017 Value

± 578

-3.34%

1 Year decline

± 13.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Forestville, MD declined at a rate of -3.34%, from 6.43k employees to 6.21k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forestville, MD, are Public Administration (1,089 people), Retail Trade (857 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (761 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forestville, MD, though some of these residents may live in Forestville, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Forestville, MD, by number of employees, are Public Administration (1,089 people), Retail Trade (857 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (761 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forestville, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.75 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (2.41 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Forestville, MD, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,168), Wholesale Trade ($70,089), and Public Administration ($66,713).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.1B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $24.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($17.7B) and Electronics ($14.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$180B

2015 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24B

  2. $18.2B

  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.9% of the population of Forestville, MD has health coverage, with 56.9% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 8.39% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Forestville, MD was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Forestville, MD see 1137 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1126 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1321 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,137 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,137 patients per year. This represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1,126 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.08%

Uninsured

56.9%

Employer Coverage

14.6%

Medicaid

8.39%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forestville, MD declined by 25.9% from 9.56% to 7.08%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Forestville, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maryland by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Forestville, MD is home to a population of 11.7k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Forestville, MD residents were born outside of the country (912 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Forestville, MD is composed of 10.2k Black or African American Alone residents (87.1%), 746 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.38%), 559 White Alone residents (4.78%), 120 Two or More Races residents (1.03%), 87 Asian Alone residents (0.744%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Forestville, MD are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Forestville, MD was 37.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Forestville, MD are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Forestville, MD residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    912 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Forestville, MD residents (912 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forestville, MD was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    107,722 ± 7,985 people

  2. India

    58,285 ± 5,898 people

  3. China

    42,414 ± 5,038 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Maryland residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

95.7%

2017 Citizenship

95.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.7% of Forestville, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Forestville, MD was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    10.2k ± 935

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    746 ± 333

  3. White Alone

    559 ± 230

In 2017, there were 13.6 times more Black or African American Alone residents (10.2k people) in Forestville, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 746 Hispanic or Latino and 559 White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Forestville, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Forestville, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Forestville, MD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Forestville, MD are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    257 ± 98

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    189 ± 97

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    181 ± 83

Forestville, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forestville, MD was $194,800 in 2017, which is 0.895 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $189,800 to $194,800, a 2.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Forestville, MD is 70.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Forestville, MD have an average commute time of 36.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Forestville, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$66,799

Median Household Income

± $3,862

4.22k

Number of Households

± 421

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.22k households in Forestville, MD declined from $66,799 from the previous year's value of $68,730.

The following chart displays the households in Forestville, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$194,800

2017 Median

± $7,784

$189,800

2016 Median

± $6,888

In 2017, the median property value in Forestville, MD grew to to $194,800 from the previous year's value of $189,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Forestville, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forestville, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $175k - $200k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Forestville, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forestville, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

70.9%

2017 Homeownership

70%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.9% of the housing units in Forestville, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Forestville, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Forestville, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Forestville, MD have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

36.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forestville, MD have a longer commute time (36.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.83% of the workforce in Forestville, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.3%

  2. Public Transit

    15.4%

  3. Carpooled

    9.61%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Forestville, MD was Drove Alone (71.3%), followed by those who Public Transit (15.4%) and those who Carpooled (9.61%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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