Forest, Virginia Population 2020

10,298
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Forest is a city located in Virginia. Forest has a 2020 population of 10,298. Forest is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 13.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,106 in 2010. Forest reached it's highest population of 10,653 in 2017.

The average household income in Forest is $85,875 with a poverty rate of 6.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $956 per month, and the median house value is $231,200. The median age in Forest is 44.1 years, 39.8 years for males, and 47.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.0 males.

Forest Demographics

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

  • White: 83.26%
  • Asian: 7.71%
  • Black or African American: 6.02%
  • Other race: 1.60%
  • Two or more races: 1.23%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Forest, Virginia is 10,298, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,298.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,106.

Forest, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,57483.26%
Asian7947.71%
Black or African American6206.02%
Some Other Race1651.60%
Two or More Races1271.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native180.17%
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Forest Population Pyramid 2020

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Forest Median Age

44.1


Total

39.8


Male

47.6


Female

Forest Adults

There are 8,121 adults, (1,920 of whom are seniors) in Forest.

Forest Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Sex Ratio

Female

5,148

49.99%

Male

5,150

50.01%

Forest Households and Families

Forest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Forest Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.6%12.4%
All80.1%19.9%
Female73.1%26.9%
Non Family69.4%30.6%
Male62.2%37.8%

80.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,1572.4780.1
Married2,4413.0587.6
Non Family1,2141.1869.4
Female3462.8673.1
Male1562.762.2

2.95

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

1.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Forest Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1201.68%
9th to 12th Grade1181.65%
High School Graduate1,57922.07%
Some College1,53121.40%
Associates Degree6438.99%
Bachelors Degree1,76324.65%
Graduate Degree1,39919.56%
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Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,8445,7402,584
Black550550257
Asian478400219
Hispanic22717148
Other Race5737
Multiple Races363636
Native American181818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,993$56,250$30,055
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$38,371$40,128$19,604
Some College$32,188$41,250$30,158
Bachelors Degree$55,919$85,000$30,139
Graduate Degree$62,700$85,337$50,873

$42,993

Average Earnings

$56,250

Average Male

$30,055

Average Female

Forest Language

Forest Language by Age

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Forest Language

87.54% of Forest residents speak only English, while 12.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.61% of the population.

Forest Poverty

Forest Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,2752843.43%
Asian79418823.68%
Hispanic36713536.78%
Other16510764.85%
Black620152.42%

6.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.42%

Male Poverty Rate

6.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest is Other, with 64.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest is Black, with 2.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.98%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.47%
Some College5.93%
Bachelors or Greater4.84%
High School2.09%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed12.77%
Female Employed4.34%
Male Employed2.46%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Forest Income

Forest Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$73,193$85,875
Families$85,938$100,030
Married Families$96,158-
Non Families$41,591$49,697
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Forest Marital Status

Forest Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.9%

Male Marriage Rate

57.8%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Forest Marital Status by Race

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Forest Veterans

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799

Number of Veterans

724

Male Veterans

75

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam330
First Gulf War166
Second Gulf War67
Korea60
World War II55
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74258
75+254
35 to 54152
55 to 64117
18 to 3418
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Name Veterans % of Total
White73710.67%
Black448.00%
Indian18100.00%
Hispanic177.49%

Forest Veterans by Education

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6.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Employment Status

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66%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

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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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52.75%

Born in Virginia

90.32%

Native Born

9.68%

Foreign Born

6.32%

Non Citizen

3.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.32% of Forest residents were born in the United States, with 52.75% having been born in Virginia. 6.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202010,2980.00%
201910,2980.00%
201810,298-355-3.33%
201710,6531161.10%
201610,5372452.38%
201510,2922932.93%
20149,9992062.10%
20139,7931671.73%
20129,6264054.39%
20119,2211151.26%
20109,1060.00%