Forestdale is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in Jefferson County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the community is 10,509.
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 community has a total area of 17.9 km˛ (6.9 mi˛). 17.9 km˛ (6.9 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,509 people, 4,161 households, and 3,099 families residing in the community. The population density is 588.1/km˛ (1,523.0/mi˛). There are 4,357 housing units at an average density of 243.8/km˛ (631.4/mi˛). The racial makeup of the community is 52.87% White, 45.92% Black or 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 community 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 community 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 community is $19,954. 6.4% of the population and 4.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.4% of those under the age of 18 and 8.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
- Maps and aerial photos
- Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=33.574305&longitude=-86.902937&zoom=6)
- Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=33.574305&lon=-86.902937&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
- Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-86.902937&lat=33.574305&w=750&h=500)