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.