Foresthill homes for sale in Placer County, California,. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Area. The population in Foresthill was 1,483 at the 2010 census, down from 1,791 at the 2000 census.
Foresthill is located on a broad ridge between the North and Middle Forks of the American River on the gold-bearing gravel bed of an ancient river. In the spring of 1850, miners came to the Forest Hill Divide in large numbers. There was one route from Auburn through Yankee Jim’s and one from Coloma. At the junction of these trails, the Forest House hotel and trading post was built. The height of mining activity in Foresthill began in 1853 after a winter landslide at the head of Jenny Lind Canyon exposed numerous nuggets of gold. The Jenny Lind mine produced about $2,500 of gold a day for a while, up to a total output over $1 million by 1880. The combined production of all the mines in the Forest Hill area was estimated at $10 million by 1868 with gold selling for $16 an ounce.
The population was spread out with 301 people (20.3%) under the age of 18, 118 people (8.0%) aged 18 to 24, 304 people (20.5%) aged 25 to 44, 540 people (36.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 220 people (14.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.7 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males. The average household size was 2.37. There were 425 families (68.0% of all households); the average family size was 2.76.
There were 681 housing units at an average density of 60.9 per square mile, of which 407 (65.1%) were owner-occupied, and 218 (34.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.0%. 965 people (65.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 518 people (34.9%) lived in rental housing units.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,348, and the median income for a family was $41,161. Males had a median income of $41,438 versus $25,813 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,409. About 9.9% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.