Hamilton Neighbourhoods
King's Forest Upper

In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A family-friendly neighbourhood with a strong sense of community and plenty of green spaces.

Property Pulse

Mostly detached homes, with a mix of older and newer houses. Spacious and bright interiors.

Community Canvas

A diverse community of families, professionals, and retirees from various ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

Great schools, parks, and recreational facilities. Easy access to shopping and amenities.

Have a look around King's Forest Upper.

King's Forest Upper has a consistent population, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. King's Forest is a neighbourhood entirely composed of parks and recreation land, including sports parks and forested areas.

People & Families in King's Forest Upper

Families with kids make up 41% of households in King's Forest Upper, while couples without children make up 27% of households and 30% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 28 different ethnic origins, and 21% are first-generation immigrants, while 28% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

220

Neighbourhood Population

540

Household Size

  • 1 person - 28%
  • 2 persons - 33%
  • 3 persons - 11%
  • 4 persons - 15%
  • 5 or more persons - 8%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 29%
  • Non-family households - 4%
  • Families with children - 40%
  • Couples without children - 27%
  • Multiple families in household - 0%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 26%
  • 2 children - 30%
  • 3 or more children - 13%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 12%
  • 15 to 64 years - 66%
  • 65 years and over - 21%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 32%
  • English - 27%
  • Irish - 23%
  • Scottish - 22%
  • French - 7%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 0%
  • 35 to 44 years - 16%
  • 45 to 54 years - 23%
  • 55 to 64 years - 23%
  • 65 to 74 years - 9%
  • 75 to 84 years - 11%
  • 85 years and over - 9%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 3%
  • 5 to 9 years - 4%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 8%
  • 20 to 29 years - 10%
  • 30 to 39 years - 8%
  • 40 to 49 years - 14%
  • 50 to 59 years - 18%
  • 60 to 69 years - 10%
  • over 70 years - 11%

King's Forest Upper Schools

King's Forest Upper has great elementary schools and secondary special programs. There are 7 public schools and 7 Catholic schools serving King's Forest Upper. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

7

Catholic Schools

7

Having Fun in King's Forest Upper

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in King's Forest Upper feature sports parks and skating. There are 2 parks in this neighbourhood, with 26 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 13.

Number of Parks

2

Number of Recreation Facilities

26

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playground - 1
  • Arena - 1
  • Rinks - 4
  • Ball Diamonds - 7
  • Sports Fields - 10
  • Track - 1
  • Trails - 2
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Getting Around in King's Forest Upper

There are 17 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In King's Forest Upper, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 72%
  • Commute to another city - 28%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 87%
  • Transit - 10%
  • Walk/bike - 0%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 32%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 24%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 12%
  • 60 minutes and over - 10%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 20%

Work and Education in King's Forest Upper

In this neighbourhood, 17% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 55% have any postsecondary education. The manufacturing industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 10%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 10%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 8%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 8%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 6%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 8%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 8%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 8%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 13%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 6%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 8%
  • $200,000 and over - 2%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 25%
  • Sales and service occupations - 22%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 16%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Manufacturing - 16%
  • Retail trade - 14%
  • Health care and social assistance - 12%

Employment

  • Employed - 60% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 35% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

King's Forest Upper Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly detached homes. King's Forest Upper has a consistent population, with 36% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 7% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 80%
  • Semi-detached house - 6%
  • Duplex - 2%
  • Row house - 0%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 13%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 0%
  • Not condominium - 100%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 9%
  • 2 bedrooms - 4%
  • 3 bedrooms - 69%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 14%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 33%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 4%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 0%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 7%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 0%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 57%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 83%
  • Renter - 19%
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