Forest Hills

Forest Hills isn’t exactly a town, it is comprised of several townships that combine to create a well renowned school district: Forest Hills.  The townships include Ada, Cascade, Grand Rapids, and Paris.  Each township has it’s individual characteristics that include restaurants, local boutiques and more.  Parts of Forest Hills are located on the picturesque Thornapple River, a sportsman friendly body of water.  Ada is home to the head quarters of Amway.
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As of the census of 2000, there were 20,942 people, 7,105 households, and 6,046 families residing in the community. The population density was 424.0 per square mile (163.7/km²). There were 7,371 housing units at an average density of 149.3/sq mi (57.6/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 95.28% White, 0.64%African American, 0.20% Native American, 2.63% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 7,105 households out of which 44.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.6% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.9% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the community the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $96,150 (2007 estimate), and the median income for a family was $106,521. Males had a median income of $68,003 versus $37,553 for females. The per capita income for the community was $39,517. About 1.3% of families and 2.0% of the population were below thepoverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

The median house value was $212,600 (year 2000)

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