Forest Acres, South Carolina
City
Location in Richland County and the state of South Carolina.
Location in Richland County and the state of South Carolina.
Coordinates: 34°2′19″N 80°58′3″W / 34.03861°N 80.96750°W / 34.03861; -80.96750Coordinates: 34°2′19″N 80°58′3″W / 34.03861°N 80.96750°W / 34.03861; -80.96750
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountyRichland
Area
 • Total4.97 sq mi (12.87 km2)
 • Land4.60 sq mi (11.91 km2)
 • Water0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
Elevation253 ft (77 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total10,606
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
10,298
 • Density2,238.70/sq mi (864.36/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29206, 29204
Area code(s)803, 839
FIPS code45-26305[4]
GNIS feature ID1222485[2]
Websiteforestacres.net

Forest Acres is a city in Richland County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 10,606 at the 2020 census.[5] It is part of the Columbia, South Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Forest Acres is located at 34°2′19″N 80°58′3″W / 34.03861°N 80.96750°W / 34.03861; -80.96750 (34.038687, -80.967446).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km2), of which 4.6 square miles (11.9 km2) is land and 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2), or 7.46%, is water.[7]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940323
19503,240903.1%
19603,84218.6%
19706,80877.2%
19806,062−11.0%
19907,19718.7%
200010,55846.7%
201010,361−1.9%
2019 (est.)10,298[8]−0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2020 census

Forest Acres racial composition[10]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 7,799 73.46%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,824 17.18%
Native American 17 0.16%
Asian 174 1.64%
Pacific Islander 12 0.11%
Other/Mixed 409 3.85%
Hispanic or Latino 382 3.6%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 10,617 people, 4,683 households, and 2,716 families residing in the city.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 10,558 people, 4,987 households, and 2,842 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,300.9 people per square mile (888.1/km2). There were 5,232 housing units at an average density of 1,140.2 per square mile (440.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city is 80.87% White, 15.52% African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 2.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,987 households, out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.0% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 19.9% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,628, and the median income for a family was $62,026. Males had a median income of $38,277 versus $31,438 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,907. About 5.2% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education

A.C. Flora High School serves portions of Forest Acres and is in Richland County School District One. Richland Northeast High School serves the majority of the city and is in Richland School District Two.

Government

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The City of Forest Acres is governed by a mayor and four councilmen elected to four-year terms.

Mayor: Frank J. Brunson- served on city council since July 1, 1995; term expires in 2023[citation needed]

Council members:[citation needed]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Forest Acres, South Carolina
  3. ^ "Forest Acres City Quickfacts". census.gov. U.S. Government. Retrieved 2 July 2022.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Forest Acres City Quickfacts". census.gov. U.S. Government. Retrieved 2 July 2022.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Forest Acres city, South Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-13.
  11. ^ "Edgar McGowan, former state Labor Department director, dies".