Forest Glen, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forest Glen, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Forest Glen Census Designated Place had a population of 6,780 as of July 1, 2016. Forest Glen ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forest Glen is located at latitude 39.0189 and longitude -77.0451 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Forest Glen Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 315 feet.

The Forest Glen Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389096) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Forest Glen Census Designated Place is located within District 13, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest Glen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Forest Glen, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,780
Population in Households 6,706
Population in Familes 5,111
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 6,654
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 2,651
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,603
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,742 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,685 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 965 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $423,716
Average Home Value $423,354


Median Household Income $83,567
Average Household Income $103,591
Per Capita Income $40,762
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.74%
Households 0.21% 0.59%
Families 0.19% 0.51%
Median Household Income   3.7%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Forest Glen, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Glen to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 167 68th
Population Density1 # 22 96th
Diversity Index2 # 35 93rd
Median Household Income # 170 67th
Per Capita Income # 139 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.