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The 2000 Census showed that Forest County had a population of 4,946 people. This represented 0.04% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 67th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Forest had a population of 6,775 people. This is an increase of 36.98% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20107,716+56%+13.89% since 2009
20096,775+36.98%-0.48% since 2008
20086,808+37.65%-1.7% since 2007
20076,926+40.03%-1.2% since 2006
20067,010+41.73%+7.25% since 2005
20056,536+32.15%+12.92% since 2004
20045,788+17.02%+16.81% since 2003
20034,955+0.18%-0.8% since 2002
20024,995+0.99%-0.99% since 2001
20015,045+2%+2% since 2000
20004,946The Last Census

Forest County had 8,701 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Forest County has a total area<3> of 431.4 square miles [1,117 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (3.28 square miles [8.49 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Forest County had a population density of 11.55 people per square mile [4.46 people/km²], making it the state's 67th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Forest County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Forest and the state of Pennsylvania.

Click here for the Forest County QuickFact (QF-42053).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Forest County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ClarionQF-42031   S39,47941,765-5.47%
ElkQF-42047   E32,01135,112-8.83%
JeffersonQF-42065   SE44,63445,932-2.83%
VenangoQF-42121   W54,18357,565-5.88%
WarrenQF-42123   N40,63843,863-7.35%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Forest. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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