Forest, Virginia Population 2021

10,836
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Forest is a city located in Bedford County Virginia. Forest has a 2020 population of 10,836. Forest is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 19.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,106 in 2010. Forest reached it's highest population of 10,836 in 2019.

The average household income in Forest is $94,811 with a poverty rate of 7.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $988 per month, and the median house value is $234,500. The median age in Forest is 42.4 years, 39.6 years for males, and 44 years for females.

Forest Demographics

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

  • White: 83.11%
  • Black or African American: 6.88%
  • Asian: 5.76%
  • Two or more races: 2.45%
  • Other race: 1.69%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Forest, Virginia is 10,836 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 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,00683.11%
Black or African American7456.88%
Asian6245.76%
Two or More Races2652.45%
Some Other Race1831.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.12%
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Forest Population by Race

Forest Population Pyramid $2021

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Forest Median Age

42.4


Total

39.6


Male

44


Female

Forest Adults

There are 8,586 adults, (1,957 of whom are seniors) in Forest.

Forest Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Sex Ratio

Female

5,513

50.88%

Male

5,323

49.12%

Forest Population by Age

Forest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Forest Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81%19%
All73.1%26.9%
Male66.3%33.7%
Non Family62.2%37.8%
Female56.1%43.9%

73.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forest Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3982.4673.1
Married2,615381
Non Family1,3141.2862.2
Female2942.7456.1
Male1752.8366.3

2.93

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Forest Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1021.35%
9th to 12th Grade1371.82%
High School Graduate1,38218.35%
Some College1,57520.91%
Associates Degree6638.80%
Bachelors Degree2,13628.36%
Graduate Degree1,53620.40%
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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
White6,2826,1602,974
Black541530334
Asian372329208
Hispanic23917659
2+ Races848484
Other Race71416
Native American131313

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

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

Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,473$60,571$33,493
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$39,149$39,845$30,602
Some College$36,806$54,926$30,387
Bachelors Degree$54,896$71,643$37,863
Graduate Degree$64,202$76,719$62,580

$47,473

Average Earnings

$60,571

Average Male

$33,493

Average Female

Forest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest Language by Age

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Forest Language

87.01% of Forest residents speak only English, while 12.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.10% of the population.

Forest Language

Forest Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,7203944.52%
Hispanic40617843.84%
Asian62416726.76%
Other18313071.04%
Black745172.28%
Multiple265103.77%

7.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.84%

Male Poverty Rate

8.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest is Other, with 71.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest is Black, with 2.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.97%.

Forest Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.03%
Some College8.27%
Bachelors or Greater4.85%
High School2.60%

Forest Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed23.08%
Male Unemployed20.00%
Female Employed5.33%
Male Employed1.67%

Forest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$76,367$94,811
Families$89,583$109,197
Married Families$96,294-
Non Families$34,583$59,332
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Income by Household Type

Forest Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.6%

Male Marriage Rate

56.9%

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 55-64.

Forest Marital Status by Race

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Forest Marital Status

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925

Number of Veterans

821

Male Veterans

104

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam371
First Gulf War202
Second Gulf War170
Korea82
World War II24

Forest Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74264
75+252
35 to 54171
55 to 64165
18 to 3473

Forest Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White85911.72%
Black538.22%
Hispanic2810.65%
Native American13100.00%

Forest Veterans by Race

Forest Veterans by Education

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7.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Veterans by Education

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64.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

2.6%

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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46.69%

Born in Forest

91.05%

Native Born

8.95%

Foreign Born

5.85%

Non Citizen

3.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.05% of Forest residents were born in the United States, with 46.69% having been born in Virginia. 5.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Forest Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,8360.00%
202010,8360.00%
201910,8365385.22%
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%

Forest Population by Year