Forest, Mississippi Population 2020

5,604

Forest is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 5,604, it is the 60th largest city in Mississippi and the 4455th largest city in the United States. Forest is currently declining at a rate of -0.04% annually and its population has decreased by -1.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,684 in 2010. Forest reached it's highest population of 5,987 in 2000. Spanning over 13 miles, Forest has a population density of 428 people per square mile.

The average household income in Forest is $45,401 with a poverty rate of 35.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $682 per month, and the median house value is $76,900. The median age in Forest is 36.8 years, 35.5 years for males, and 39.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 110.6 males.

Forest Demographics

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

  • White: 50.30%
  • Black or African American: 43.84%
  • Other race: 5.20%
  • Asian: 0.65%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Forest, Mississippi is 5,604, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,608.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,684.

Forest, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,85150.30%
Black or African American2,48543.84%
Some Other Race2955.20%
Asian370.65%

Forest Population Pyramid 2020

Forest Median Age

36.8


Total

35.5


Male

39.3


Female

Forest Adults

There are 4,281 adults, (777 of whom are seniors) in Forest.

Forest Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Sex Ratio

Female

2,691

47.48%

Male

2,977

52.52%

Forest Households and Families

Forest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Forest Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.3%29.7%
All53.2%46.8%
Non Family53%47%
Female38.9%61.1%
Male12.1%87.9%

53.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1882.5553.2
Non Family9901.1253
Married6503.7470.3
Female4323.5838.9
Male1164.1512.1

3.61

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Forest Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade58614.96%
9th to 12th Grade78820.12%
High School Graduate1,16829.83%
Some College52113.30%
Associates Degree45311.57%
Bachelors Degree2977.58%
Graduate Degree1032.63%

Forest Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,7791,11476
White1,168937297
Hispanic9464868
Other Race2851118
Asian371919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 80.22%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.35%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,712$26,932$20,961
Less Than High School$16,705$17,743$15,600
High School Grad$20,763$25,846$20,197
Some College$24,569$60,125$22,809
Bachelors Degree$41,573$67,411$38,631
Graduate Degree$68,839$$68,720

$22,712

Average Earnings

$26,932

Average Male

$20,961

Average Female

Forest Language

Forest Language by Age

Forest Language

72.11% of Forest residents speak only English, while 27.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.99% of the population.

Forest Poverty

Forest Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,4451,14746.91%
Hispanic1,69679546.88%
Other2955217.63%
White1,425171.19%

35.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.01%

Male Poverty Rate

37.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest is Black, with 46.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest is White, with 1.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 16.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.56%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.87%
High School28.67%
Some College23.03%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.93%
Male Employed29.63%
Female Employed16.89%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Forest Income

Forest Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$24,641$45,401
Families$46,188$61,178
Married Families$61,667-
Non Families$16,340$25,288

Forest Marital Status

Forest Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest Married by Age and Sex

Forest Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Forest Marital Status by Race

Forest Veterans

57

Number of Veterans

57

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam32
First Gulf War16
Second Gulf War16
World War II
Korea
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7433
55 to 6424
75+
35 to 54
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
Black311.58%
White261.32%

$Forest Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Employment Status

55.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Forest Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

66.23%

Born in Mississippi

80.17%

Native Born

19.83%

Foreign Born

18.49%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

80.17% of Forest residents were born in the United States, with 66.23% having been born in Mississippi. 18.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,604-2-0.04%
20195,606-2-0.04%
20185,608-50-0.88%
20175,658-2-0.04%
20165,660-37-0.65%
20155,697-34-0.59%
20145,731330.58%
20135,698-21-0.37%
20125,719-12-0.21%
20115,731250.44%
20105,706-281-0.48%
20005,9879271.70%
19905,060-169-0.33%
19805,2291,1442.50%
19704,0851680.42%
19603,9171,0433.14%
19502,8741390.50%
19402,7350.00%