Forest, Louisiana

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Population in 2014: 350 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +27.3%
Males: 195  (55.8%)
Females: 155  (44.2%)
Median resident age:  45.8 years
Louisiana median age:  36.5 years

Zip codes: 71263.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,443 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Forest:

$46,443
LA:

$45,146

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,263 (it was $13,191 in 2000)

Forest village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $91,092 (it was $34,700 in 2000)
Forest:

$91,092
LA:

$158,000

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $100,587; Detached houses: $117,372; Townhouses or other attached units: $341,427; Mobile homes: $45,150

Median gross rent in 2016: $501.

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  • Races in Forest, LA (2010)

    Forest races chart
    • 30886.8%White alone
    • 329.0%Hispanic
    • 72.0%Two or more races
    • 51.4%Asian alone
    • 30.8%Black alone

Races in Forest detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Forest: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (48.4%), English (9.6%), Scottish (6.4%), Irish (4.5%), French (2.5%), Greek (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.66 square miles.

Population density: 211 people per square mile   (very low).

Forest,LA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Forest:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 18.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest village:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

16 residents are foreign born (3.6% Latin America, 1.3% Europe).

This village:

7.1%
Louisiana:

4.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $249 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $535 (0.6%)

Forest satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Monroe, LA (44.3 miles , pop. 53,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (139.2 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (312.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Pioneer, LA (2.0 miles) , Oak Grove, LA (2.2 miles ), Lake Providence, LA (3.7 miles ), Epps, LA (3.7 miles ), Kilbourne, LA (3.9 miles ), Bonita, LA (4.2 miles ), Wilmot, AR (4.6 miles ), Mer Rouge, LA (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 32.79 N, Longitude: 91.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 318

Forest household income distribution Forest home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

11.6%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+4.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (26%)
  • Public administration (26%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (29%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (26%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Legal occupations (2%)
  • Sales and related occupations (2%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Forest: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Forest, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Forest-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 114% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.7 miles away from the Forest village center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.7 miles away from the village center killed 58 people and injured 795 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forest-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 206.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 170.7 miles away from Forest center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 172.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 276.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 244.6 miles away from Forest center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 268.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in West Carroll Parish (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forest topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Forest:

  • EAST CARROLL COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 5 miles away; LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA)
  • WEST CARROLL MEM. HOSPITAL HOME (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; OAK GROVE, LA)
  • CARROLL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; OAK GROVE, LA)
  • FMCNA - OAK GROVE (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; OAK GROVE, LA)
  • WEST CARROLL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; OAK GROVE, LA)
  • WEST CARROLL CARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; OAK GROVE, LA)
  • WEST CARROLL COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; OAK GROVE, LA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest:

  • Louisiana Delta Community College (about 42 miles; Monroe, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,168)
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (about 43 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 6,764)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 60 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 3,130)
  • Alcorn State University (about 66 miles; Alcorn State, MS; FT enrollment: 3,479)
  • Hinds Community College (about 69 miles; Raymond, MS; FT enrollment: 9,115)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 70 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • Mississippi College (about 71 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,919)

Public high school in Forest:

  • FOREST SCHOOL (Students: 514, Location: 158 CLOVER STREET, Grades: PK-12)
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Notable location: Forest Volunteer Fire Department Central Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

West Carroll Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.2%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.8 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  80.2%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Louisiana average:

12.0

Forest travel time to work - commute Forest mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Forest village (based on West Carroll Parish data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,10838
Black Protestant5734
Mainline Protestant3745
Catholic1401
Other-1
None2,409-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
West Carroll Parish:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
West Carroll Parish:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.9%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
West Carroll Parish:

29.7%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.3%
State:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

55.7%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

55.6%
Louisiana:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Forest:

28.2
Louisiana:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Forest:

20.8%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Forest:

6.7%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Forest:

6.9
Louisiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.6%
Louisiana:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

61.3%
Louisiana:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.7%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Forest, LA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 1$250$3,0000$0
Water Supply 3$5,759$23,0360$0
Totals for Government 4$6,009$18,0270$0

Forest government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $97,000 ($277.14)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($25.71)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($2.86)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $40,000 ($114.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($22.86)

Forest government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($8.57)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($2.86)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($285.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($5.71)
  • Tax - NEC: $5,000 ($14.29)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($11.43)

Forest government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $132,000 ($377.14)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $116,000 ($331.43)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($45.71)

Forest government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $39,000 ($111.43)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $65,000 ($185.71)

5.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ouachita Parish, LA  0.71% ($34,692 average AGI)
from East Carroll Parish, LA  0.66% ($28,667)
from Richland Parish, LA  0.66% ($28,708)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,588 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ouachita Parish, LA  0.90% ($20,636 average AGI)
to Morehouse Parish, LA  0.71% ($33,846)
to Richland Parish, LA  0.65% ($28,083)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forest:

  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KRJO (1680 AM; 10 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMLB (1440 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA)
  • KMBS (1310 AM; 5 kW; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: RED BEAR BROADCASTING)
  • KLPL (1050 AM; 0 kW; LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forest:

  • KWCL-FM (96.7 FM; OAK GROVE, LA; Owner: KWCL-FM BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLPL-FM (92.7 FM; LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KJLO-FM (104.1 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEDM (90.3 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE)
  • KXRR (106.1 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: MONROE RADIO MEMBERS, L.L.C.)
  • KZYQ (103.5 FM; LAKE VILLAGE, AR; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • KGGM (93.5 FM; DELHI, LA; Owner: K.T. ENTERPRISES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Forest:

  • KARD (Channel 14; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: QUORUM OF LOUISIANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTVE (Channel 10; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MONROE/EL DORADO LICENSE LLC)
  • KNOE-TV (Channel 8; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KLTM-TV (Channel 13; MONROE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)

Forest fatal accident list:

Sep 24, 1978 01:50 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $312,000Total costs
  • 1,650Total average daily traffic
  • 22Total average daily truck traffic
  • 990Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Forest)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 1 Km S Of Int Hwy 17 & 582 (Lat: 32.768750 Lon: -91.417333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 137 m, Overall height: 142 m, Call Sign: WPIR873
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.325 MHzGrant Date: 10/14/2015, Expiration Date: 11/03/2025, Certifier: Kenneth R GoodwinRegistrant: Lousisana Department Of Ag And Forestry, 515 Forestry Rd., Woodworth, LA 71485, Phone: (318) 487-5867, Email:
  • Lat: 32.769556 Lon: -91.425389, Call Sign: WPXQ698
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.875 MHz, 469.875 MHzGrant Date: 05/21/2003, Expiration Date: 05/21/2013, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2013, Certifier: Evelyn JonesRegistrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 214 Meters W Int La 17 & Hixons Chapel Rd (Lat: 32.768611 Lon: -91.417500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 137.2 m, Overall height: 141.7 m, Call Sign: WQJV375
    Assigned Frequencies: 770.081 MHz, 770.856 MHz, 771.206 MHzGrant Date: 11/12/2009, Expiration Date: 05/11/2010, Cancellation Date: 07/17/2010, Certifier: Jeya SelvaratnamRegistrant: State Of Louisiana, 8001 Independence Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, Phone: (225) 925-6036, Fax: (225) 925-7003, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • OAK GROVE, 214 Meters W Int La 17 & Hixons Chapel Rd (Lat: 32.768611 Lon: -91.417500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 137.2 m, Overall height: 141.7 m, Call Sign: WQQU622
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6152.75 MHzGrant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/05/2023, Certifier: Christopher PickardRegistrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 937-0201, Email:
  • FORREST HS, Clover Street / Louisiana 589 Forest, Louisiana 71242 (Lat: 32.792556 Lon: -91.410139), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 58 m, Overall height: 59.7 m, Call Sign: WQSB990
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/28/2013, Expiration Date: 08/28/2023, Certifier: Mark L StevensonRegistrant: Nexus Systems Inc., 363 Venable Lane, Monroe, LA 71203, Phone: (318) 323-5578, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Utility gas (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)

Forest compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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