Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Forest is 5,339. Forest, Mississippi is the 4,622nd largest city in the US.
Forest is located entirely in Scott County.
The peak population of Forest was in 2000, when its population was 5,976. In 2000, Forest was the 3,953rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 4,622nd largest city in the US. Forest is currently 10.7% smaller than it was in 2000.
Forest has shrunk 10.6% since the year 2000. Forest, Mississippi's growth is extremely below average. 86% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
The total voting age population of Forest, Mississippi, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 3,253. The voting age population is 43.2% male and 56.8% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 14.0% of the residents of Forest are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Forest are 48.9% White, 43.1% Black, 7.2% Other and 0.8% Asian. Additionally, 31.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Forest, 32.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 44.0%. On a per-household basis, 20.4% of families are below the poverty line in Forest.
Among those aged 16 and older, 50.1% of Forest residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 65.5% of Forest residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 7.4% have a bachelor's degree and 3.1% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Forest residents aged 5 and older, 30.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 29.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Forest is 9.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Forest, 10.4% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Forest is $27,165.
In Forest, 53.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 46.7% of housing units in Forest.
Of all the housing units in Forest, 1.0% of them were build before 1940.
In Forest, 14.5% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 350 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Forest is $707.
In Forest, 63.4% of households have an active broadband internet connection.
|Year||Population||Rank in US|
|4614||Deer Park, Ohio||5,354||-10.6%|
|4619||Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey||5,342||0.0%|
|4621||St. Robert, Missouri||5,341||84.3%|
|4627||Canal Fulton, Ohio||5,323||3.8%|
|4631||Clementon, New Jersey||5,321||6.8%|
|4632||Blythewood, South Carolina||5,317||519.6%|
|3152||Bay St. Louis||10,009||-12.3%|
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