Forest, Louisiana Population 2024

286

Forest is a city located in West Carroll Parish Louisiana. Forest has a 2024 population of 286. Forest is currently declining at a rate of -1.04% annually and its population has decreased by -4.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 298 in 2020.

The average household income in Forest is $55,651 with a poverty rate of 19.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Forest is 34.5 years, 22.4 years for males, and 42.2 years for females.

Forest Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Forest was:

  • White: 90.23%
  • Black or African American: 9.77%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
  • Two or more races:
Land Area (mi²)
1.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
171.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.03% (-12)
The current population of Forest, Louisiana is 286 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 298.

Forest, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White23190.23%
Black or African American259.77%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Forest Population by Race

Forest Population Pyramid 2024

Forest Median Age

34.5

Total

22.4

Male

42.2

Female

Forest Adults

There are 185 adults, (43 of whom are seniors) in Forest.

Forest Age Dependency

80.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Sex Ratio

Female12749.61%
Male12950.39%

Forest Population by Age

Forest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All843.0576.223.8
Married343.8285.314.7
Non Family341.4467.632.4
Female164.817525
Male000
showing: 5 rows

4.14

Average Family Size

3.05

Average Household Size

76.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Forest Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Forest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forest Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Forest Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,614

Average Earnings

$44,375

Average Male

$

Average Female

Forest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Forest Language

100% of Forest residents speak only English, while speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by of the population.

Forest Language

Forest Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2315021.65%
showing: 1 rows

19.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.05%

Male Poverty Rate

22.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest is White, with 21.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest is White, with 21.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.11%.

Forest Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade70.83%
High School28.89%
Some College16.98%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Forest Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed17.95%
Male Unemployed9.52%
Male Employed9.09%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Forest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Forest Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.4%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Forest Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Forest Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Forest Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

16

Number of Veterans

11

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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Forest Veterans by War

count

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Forest Veterans by Age

count

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Forest Veterans by Race

Forest Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47%

Labor Force Participation

36.4%

Employment Rate

22.6%

Unemployment Rate

Forest Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Forest Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Forest Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.19%

Born in Forest

98.83%

Native Born

1.17%

Foreign Born

1.17%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.83% of Forest residents were born in the United States, with 67.19% having been born in Louisiana. 1.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Forest Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029271-3-1.09%
2028274-3-1.08%
2027277-3-1.07%
2026280-3-1.06%
2025283-3-1.05%
2024286-3-1.04%
2023289-3-1.03%
2022292-3-1.02%
2021295-3-1.01%
2020298-45-13.12%
2019343-2-0.58%
201834530.88%
2017342-4-1.16%
2016346-5-1.42%
2015351-6-1.68%
201435730.85%
2013354
201235410.28%
2011353-3-0.84%
2010356
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Forest Population by Year