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Forestdale, Alabama

Forestdale is a town located in Jefferson County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 10,509.

Geography Forestdale is located at 33°34'27" North, 86°54'11" West (33.574305, -86.902937)1.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 17.9 km² (6.9 mi²). 17.9 km² (6.9 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 10,509 people, 4,161 households, and 3,099 families residing in the town. The population density is 588.1/km² (1,523.0/mi²). There are 4,357 housing units at an average density of 243.8/km² (631.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 52.87% White, 45.92% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.46% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,161 households out of which 30.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% are married couples living together, 13.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% are non-families. 23.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the town the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $43,111, and the median income for a family is $51,188. Males have a median income of $36,048 versus $30,135 for females. The per capita income for the town is $19,954. 6.4% of the population and 4.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.4% are under the age of 18 and 8.8% are 65 or older.

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