Forest, Mississippi Population 2022

5,365
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Forest is a city located in Scott County Mississippi. Forest has a 2020 population of 5,365. It is also the county seat of Scott County. Forest is currently declining at a rate of -1.05% annually and its population has decreased by -6.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,708 in 2010.

The average household income in Forest is $46,379 with a poverty rate of 28.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $604 per month, and the median house value is $98,500. 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 Forestwas:

  • White: 47.33%
  • Black or African American: 42.52%
  • Other race: 8.10%
  • Two or more races: 1.15%
  • Asian: 0.90%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Forest, Mississippi is 5,365 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,365.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,708.

Forest, Mississippi Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,63647.33%
Black or African American2,36842.52%
Asian500.90%
Some Other Race4518.10%
Two or More Races641.15%
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Forest Population by Race

Forest Population Pyramid 2022

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Forest Median Age

37.5


Total

36


Male

40.1


Female

Forest Adults

There are 4,191 adults, (820 of whom are seniors) in Forest.

Forest Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Sex Ratio

Female

2,575

46.24%

Male

2,994

53.76%

Forest Population by Age

Forest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Forest Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.7%31.3%
All53.7%46.3%
Non Family51.5%48.5%
Female34.8%65.2%
Male12.9%87.1%

53.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forest Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2502.4253.7
Married9183.1568.7
Male1554.2812.9
Female2933.2234.8
Non Family8841.0651.5

3.1

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Forest Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade44711.63%
9th to 12th Grade51513.40%
High School Graduate1,36535.52%
Some College81821.29%
Associates Degree2185.67%
Bachelors Degree2737.10%
Graduate Degree2075.39%
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Forest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races303030
Asian502222
White1,2211,000398
Hispanic83755630
Black1,7561,32430
Other Race286150

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,377$40,430$25,786
Less Than 9th Grade$18,770$$16,375
High School Graduate$21,350$31,099$20,663
Some College$38,702$42,104$29,340
Bachelors Degree$63,889$66,417$36,771
Graduate Degree$53,672$$54,453

$30,377

Average Earnings

$40,430

Average Male

$25,786

Average Female

Forest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest Language by Age

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Forest Language

74.30% of Forest residents speak only English, while 25.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.72% of the population.

Forest Language

Forest Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,67362937.60%
Black2,22482437.05%
White1,459724.93%
Other42NaN%

28.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.48%

Male Poverty Rate

27.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest is Hispanic, with 37.60% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.66%.

Forest Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.38%
High School35.65%
Some College13.48%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Forest Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed17.56%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed4.54%
Female Unemployed76.50%

Forest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,382$47,286
Families$53,468$61,860
Married Families$75,192-
Non Families$14,347$23,515
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Income by Household Type

Forest Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Forest Marital Status by Race

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Forest Marital Status

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187

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War131
First Gulf War
Vietnam
Korea1
World War II1

Forest Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3452
35 to 5479
55 to 6444
65 to 74
75+12

Forest Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White120.65%
Black1759.03%

Forest Veterans by Race

Forest Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Veterans by Education

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51.2%

Labor Force Participation

46.7%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Forest Employment by Age

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Forest Employment by Race

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Forest Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.55%

Born in Forest

81.40%

Native Born

18.60%

Foreign Born

16.88%

Non Citizen

1.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.40% of Forest residents were born in the United States, with 66.55% having been born in Mississippi. 16.88% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19402,7350.00%
19502,8741390.50%
19603,9171,0433.14%
19704,0851680.42%
19805,2291,1442.50%
19905,060-169-0.33%
20005,9879271.70%
20105,708-279-0.48%
20115,732240.42%
20125,716-16-0.28%
20135,691-25-0.44%
20145,722310.54%
20155,683-39-0.68%
20165,644-39-0.69%
20175,641-3-0.05%
20185,593-48-0.85%
20195,536-57-1.02%
20205,479-57-1.03%
20215,422-57-1.04%
20225,365-57-1.05%

Forest Population by Year