Forest Ranch, CA 95942
Forest Ranch is a census-designated place (CDP). It includes Forest Ranch Elementary School (K-6), its own post office, and a CDF fire station. Forest Ranch's population was 1,184 at the 2010 census. The US Geological Survey reports the town's elevation as 2,415 feet above sea level. The eastern end of the community is about 3,500 feet. This is high enough that residents occasionally get "snowed-in”. Residents east of the center of the community report the snowfall is heavy enough to prevent driving about one to three days each year. This is only true of homes not located along Highway (“State Route”) 32. Many residents commute to work in Chico, about fifteen driving miles west on SR32.
The area's zip code is 95942 which is shared with the community of Butte Meadows.