Forest Home, New York

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Forest Home is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tompkins County, New York, United States. The population was 941 at the 2000 census.

The community of Forest Home is in the Town of Ithaca, northeast of the City of Ithaca and north of Cornell University.



Forest Home is located at 42°27′11″N 76°28′17″W / 42.45306°N 76.47139°W / 42.45306; -76.47139 (42.453158, -76.471473)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), of which, 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it is land and 3.70% is water.

The community is located near the south end of Cayuga Lake.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 941 people, 424 households, and 245 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,598.4 per square mile (1,397.4/km²). There were 446 housing units at an average density of 1,705.5/sq mi (662.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 50.58% White, 5.10% African American, 0.32% Native American, 38.36% Asian, 2.55% from other races, and 3.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.56% of the population.

There were 424 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.0% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 58.0% from 25 to 44, 7.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

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