Forest Hills, North Carolina

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Forest Hills is a village in Jackson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 330 at the 2000 census. Formerly a neighborhood within nearby unincorporated Cullowhee, it became incorporated in 1997. Recently, several community members and Western Carolina University have proposed that the village/town Forest Hills become the town/city of Cullowhee, incorporating the present Forest Hills boundaries and areas near Old Cullowhee Road and NC 107.[3]



Forest Hills is located at 35°17′50″N 83°11′37″W / 35.29722°N 83.19361°W / 35.29722; -83.19361 (35.297208, -83.193705)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 330 people, 156 households, and 75 families residing in the village. The population density was 661.7 people per square mile (254.8/km²). There were 182 housing units at an average density of 365.0/sq mi (140.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.06% White, 2.42% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 156 households out of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 1.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.9% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the village the population was spread out with 13.9% under the age of 18, 27.9% from 18 to 24, 14.5% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.

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