Forest, Mississippi Population 2021

5,422
map placeholder

Forest is a city located in Scott County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Scott County. With a 2020 population of 5,422, it is the 60th largest city in Mississippi and the 4551st largest city in the United States . Forest is currently declining at a rate of -1.04% annually and its population has decreased by -4.61% 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 415 people per square mile.

The average household income in Forest is $46,379 with a poverty rate of 32.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $707 per month, and the median house value is $77,200. The median age in Forest is 36 years, 31.7 years for males, and 39.1 years for females.

Forest Demographics

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

  • White: 48.85%
  • Black or African American: 43.08%
  • Other race: 7.23%
  • Asian: 0.83%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Forest, Mississippi is 5,422 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,593.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,684.

Forest, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,75048.85%
Black or African American2,42543.08%
Some Other Race4077.23%
Asian470.83%
Loading...

Forest Population by Race

Forest Population Pyramid $2021

Loading...

Forest Median Age

36


Total

31.7


Male

39.1


Female

Forest Adults

There are 4,251 adults, (787 of whom are seniors) in Forest.

Forest Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Sex Ratio

Female

2,676

47.54%

Male

2,953

52.46%

Forest Population by Age

Forest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Loading...

Forest Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.1%31.9%
All53.3%46.7%
Non Family50.1%49.9%
Female44.5%55.5%
Male33.1%66.9%

53.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forest Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9872.7853.3
Non Family8221.0850.1
Married6113.7268.1
Female4183.8944.5
Male1365.3633.1

3.69

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

Loading...

Forest Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade51113.26%
9th to 12th Grade82021.28%
High School Graduate1,33034.51%
Some College67417.49%
Associates Degree2336.05%
Bachelors Degree1664.31%
Graduate Degree1203.11%
Loading...

Forest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forest Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
Black1,6771,01235
White1,174949227
Hispanic975557
Other Race374120
Asian472424

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 80.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.06%.

Forest Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,137$24,120$21,282
Less Than 9th Grade$17,716$18,870$16,784
High School Graduate$19,860$19,928$19,737
Some College$34,167$60,139$28,504
Bachelors Degree$41,250$75,104$32,750
Graduate Degree$71,607$$71,378

$22,137

Average Earnings

$24,120

Average Male

$21,282

Average Female

Forest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest Language by Age

Loading...

Forest Language

69.34% of Forest residents speak only English, while 30.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 29.79% of the population.

Forest Language

Forest Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,3311,19351.18%
Hispanic1,76059433.75%
Other4076014.74%
White1,374171.24%

32.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.14%

Male Poverty Rate

32.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest is Black, with 51.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest is White, with 1.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.13%.

Forest Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.48%
High School31.57%
Some College17.91%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Forest Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed85.34%
Male Employed27.69%
Female Employed10.45%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Forest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$27,165$46,379
Families$45,679$63,459
Married Families$59,408-
Non Families$14,509$19,657
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Forest Marital Status

Loading...

Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

Forest Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Forest Marital Status by Race

Loading...

Forest Marital Status

Loading...

60

Number of Veterans

60

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War42
First Gulf War9
World War II1
Korea1
Vietnam

Forest Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
18 to 3433
55 to 6416
75+11
65 to 74
35 to 54

Forest Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
Black492.60%
White110.57%

Forest Veterans by Race

Forest Veterans by Education

Loading...

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

80.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Veterans by Education

Loading...

50.1%

Labor Force Participation

44.9%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Forest Employment by Age

Loading...

Forest Employment by Race

Loading...

Forest Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

64.74%

Born in Forest

76.82%

Native Born

23.18%

Foreign Born

21.51%

Non Citizen

1.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.82% of Forest residents were born in the United States, with 64.74% having been born in Mississippi. 21.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Forest Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,422-57-1.04%
20205,479-57-1.03%
20195,536-57-1.02%
20185,593-48-0.85%
20175,641-3-0.05%
20165,644-39-0.69%
20155,683-39-0.68%
20145,722310.54%
20135,691-25-0.44%
20125,716-16-0.28%
20115,732240.42%
20105,708-279-0.48%
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%

Forest Population by Year