MS

National Population : 333,590,059
Mississippi State Population : 3,106,550

About Forest, MS

Forest, MS is located in Scott County in the state of Mississippi.

The total City Population for Forest is about 4,760 with about 163 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 16,758.

The Average Home Value is $66,000.00, which is roughly 28% lower than the Average Home Value of $91,745.00 for the state of Mississippi, and roughly 65% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $28,978.00, which is roughly 26% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $39,280.00 for the state of Mississippi, and roughly 50% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Forest is about 6.2%.

Mississippi is ranked #50 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 8.08 out of 100.

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Voting

Scott County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 31.11% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 58.56%
Democratic: 40.34%
Other: 0.54%
Libertarian: 0.35%
Green: 0.2%


Nearby Locations

Lake, MS (7.02 mi.)
Morton, MS (10.59 mi.)
Pulaski, MS (11.31 mi.)
Conehatta, MS (11.85 mi.)
Lawrence, MS (12.90 mi.)
Walnut Grove, MS (16.10 mi.)
Newton, MS (18.28 mi.)
Pelahatchie, MS (18.70 mi.)
Lena, MS (19.72 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 39074
Latitude : 32.404394
Longitude : -89.467858
TimeZone : Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 448 ft.
Area Code(s) : 601, 769

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.77
Male Population Estimate : 43.36%
Female Population Estimate : 45.52%
Median Age : 33.9
Male Median Age : 32.0
Female Median Age : 35.8

White Population Estimate : 39.87%
Black Population Estimate : 40.80%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 10.91%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.33%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.31%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.94%
Other Population Estimate : 8.06%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Forest specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Scott County: About 13 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Scott County: About 483 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Scott County is about 70% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 40% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.