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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.
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Richland
Area
 • Total 4.97 sq mi (12.87 km2)
 • Land 4.60 sq mi (11.91 km2)
 • Water 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
Elevation
253 ft (77 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 10,361
 • Estimate 
(2019)
10,298
 • Density 2,238.70/sq mi (864.36/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29206, 29204
Area code(s) 803, 839
FIPS code 45-26305
GNIS feature ID 1222485

Forest Acres is a city in Richland County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 10,361 at the 2010 census. 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).

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 323
1950 3,240 903.1%
1960 3,842 18.6%
1970 6,808 77.2%
1980 6,062 −11.0%
1990 7,197 18.7%
2000 10,558 46.7%
2010 10,361 −1.9%
2019 (est.) 10,298 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Forest Acres racial composition
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.

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.

Notable people

  • Jordan Anderson, NASCAR driver
  • Edgar L. McGowan, Commissioner of the South Carolina Department of Labor (1971-1989)

See also

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