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Population in 2012: 5,710 (85% urban, 15% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.6%
 

Males: 3,056  (53.5%)
Females: 2,654  (46.5%)

Median resident age:  31.5 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39074, 39092, 39117.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,341 (it was $25,638 in 2000)
Forest:

$36,341
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,275

Forest city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,286 (it was $49,800 in 2000)
Forest:

$78,286
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $96,142; Detached houses: $106,627; Townhouses or other attached units: $57,992; In 2-unit structures: $40,392; Mobile homes: $57,689; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,344

Median gross rent in 2012: $538.

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  • White alone - 2,245 (39.4%)
  • Black alone - 2,063 (36.2%)
  • Hispanic - 1,207 (21.2%)
  • Asian alone - 176 (3.1%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.09%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Forest: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (7.1%), Irish (3.8%), Scottish (3.2%), English (2.2%), German (1.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 485 feet

Land area: 13.0 square miles.

Population density: 439 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Forest:

  • High school or higher: 67.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest city:

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 7.1%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

891 residents are foreign born

This city:  15.6%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Forest, Mississippi as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Forest to the number of sex offenders is 154 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $728 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $697 (0.8%)

Forest satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (42.7 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (164.4 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (393.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Hillsboro, MS (2.6 miles ), Lake, MS (3.0 miles ), Morton, MS (3.2 miles ), Conehatta, MS (3.7 miles ), Walnut Grove, MS (4.0 miles ), Sebastopol, MS (4.1 miles ), Lena, MS (4.1 miles) , Polkville, MS (4.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $177,100
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $42,500
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 32.36 N, Longitude: 89.48 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,027 (+53.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,522 (63.0%)

Area code: 601

Forest household income distribution Forest home values distribution

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 24 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.65
Mississippi average:

2.20

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Forest, Mississippi accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +629 (+11.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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Average climate in Forest, Mississippi

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Tornado activity:

Forest-area historical tornado activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 265% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/2/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.4 miles away from the Forest city center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 1/23/1969, a category F4 tornado 16.7 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 241 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forest-area historical earthquake activity is below Mississippi state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 79.0 miles away from Forest center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1998 at 15:20:01, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.6 miles away from Forest center
On 5/16/2008 at 18:39:14, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Scott County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Arthur Crudup - Delta blues singer, T-Model Ford - Blues musician, Todd Pinkston - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Apr 23, 1977), Cardis Cardell Willis - Comedian, Lewis Nordan - Writer, Rashard Anderson - Football player, Marlo Perry - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Forest:

  • FMC FOREST (Dialysis Facility, 1151 HWY 35 SOUTH)
  • E CENTRAL HHA REG A (Home Health Center, 2071 MAGNOLIA OFFICE PARK)
  • LACKEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 330 N BROAD STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Forest, MS

Airports located in Forest:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest:

  • East Central Community College (about 22 miles; Decatur, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,155)
  • Belhaven University (about 41 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,631)
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center (about 41 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,006)
  • Jackson State University (about 44 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 6,635)
  • Meridian Community College (about 44 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,932)
  • Holmes Community College (about 49 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 4,518)
  • Mississippi College (about 51 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,586)

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Notable locations in Forest: Scott County Courthouse (A), Forest City Hall (B), Bienville District Ranger Office (C), Bienville Work Center (D), City of Forest Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Village Square Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Forest include: Forest Baptist Church (A), New Bethal Church (B), New Hope Church (C), Kingdom Hall (D), Forest Presbyterian Church (E), Forest Methodist Church (F), Covenant Presbyterian Church (G), Calvary Baptist Church (H), Assembly of God Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Eastern Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gordy Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Forest: Bienville Pines Scenic Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Days Inn (1280 Highway 35 South), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1275 Highway 35 South), Comfort Inn (1250 Highway 35 South), Forest Motel (Highway 80 West), Apple Tree Inn (1846 Highway 35 South), Comfort Inn Forest (1250 Sr 35 South).

Courts: Scott County - Human Services Department- Youth Court Counselor (521 Airport Road), Scott County - Circuit Court Reporter (Court House), Scott County - Justice Court (Court House).

 
Scott County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Forest and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF FOREST (Population served: 5987, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Forest that have no violations reported:

  • HOMEWOOD WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1962, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.8%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.0% for Black residents, 25.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 66.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.0%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Forest, MS

62 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
20 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Forest in 2000:

  • 54 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 30 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 27 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 27 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 14 people in state prisons

Forest compared to Mississippi state average:

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Forest (2011 data):

  • Community Bank of Mississippi: Community Bank Of Mississippi at 323 East Third Street, branch established on 1905/08/14. Info updated 2010/04/06: Bank assets: $639.2 mil, Deposits: $566.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares Of Mississippi, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • The Bank of Forest: The Bank Of Forest at 211 West Third Street, branch established on 1900/03/27. Info updated 2007/05/21: Bank assets: $142.3 mil, Deposits: $115.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First Forest Corporation
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Forest Branch at 326 West 3rd Street, branch established on 1937/06/28. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia, Mississippi: Forest Branch at 247 Woodland Drive North, branch established on 1972/12/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $853.7 mil, Deposits: $573.8 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, MS, positive income, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Holding Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Forest, Mississippi:

  • Comfort Inn - Forest, 1250 Hwy 35 S, Forest, MS 39074 , Phone: (601) 469-2100, Fax: (601) 469-2100
  • Best Western - Forest, I-20 At Hwy 35 500TH, Forest, MS 39074 , Phone: (601) 469-2640, Fax: (601) 469-3077
  • Days Inn - Forest, 1280 Hwy 35 S, Forest, MS 39074 , Phone: (601) 469-2500, Fax: (601) 469-1465
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1275 Hwy 35 S, Forest, MS 39074 , Phone: (601) 469-8288, Fax: (601) 469-5454
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Forest, Mississippi

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Forest travel time to work - commute


Forest mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Forest city (based on Scott County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.83%
Here60.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic Church Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Landmark Missionary BaptistChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents65.6%19.1%5.6%2.2%1.7%
Congregations46.3%22.0%2.4%1.2%2.4%
Name USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%0.8%0.8%1.9%
Congregations1.2%4.9%3.7%2.4%13.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Scott County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Scott County:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Scott County:

7.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.8%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Scott County:

35.8%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

14.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$3,977$23,8620$0
Other Government Administration 8$17,481$26,2220$0
Judicial and Legal 3$6,054$24,2160$0
Police Protection - Officers 12$30,525$30,5254$2,759
Police - Other 5$9,425$22,6200$0
Firefighters 8$17,220$25,8306$1,036
Streets and Highways 4$7,662$22,9860$0
Health 1$1,904$22,8480$0
Solid Waste Management 9$15,342$20,4561$691
Sewerage 11$25,276$27,5740$0
Parks and Recreation 3$6,130$24,5200$0
Water Supply 10$20,847$25,0160$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,868$35,2080$0
Totals for Government 78$167,711$25,80211$4,486

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,805,000 ($491.24)
    Water Utilities: $1,000,000 ($175.13)
    Police Protection: $778,000 ($136.25)
    Regular Highways: $737,000 ($129.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $228,000 ($39.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $227,000 ($39.75)
    Financial Administration: $194,000 ($33.98)
    Central Staff Services: $194,000 ($33.98)
    Fire Protection: $159,000 ($27.85)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($0.88)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($0.35)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $721,000 ($126.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $47,000 ($8.23)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($3.50)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($1.05)
    General Public Building: $2,000 ($0.35)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.18)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,137,000 ($199.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $271,000 ($47.46)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $257,000 ($45.01)
    All Other: $15,000 ($2.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $132,000 ($23.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $845,000 ($147.99)
    General Revenue, NEC: $167,000 ($29.25)
    Property Sale Other: $16,000 ($2.80)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,420,000 ($423.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,578,000 ($276.36)
    All Other: $31,000 ($5.43)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($5.43)
  • Tax - Property: $432,000 ($75.66)
    Public Utilities: $300,000 ($52.54)
    NEC: $19,000 ($3.33)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $10,305,000 ($1804.73)
    Water Utilities: $4,517,000 ($791.07)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $175,000 ($30.65)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,925,000 ($1738.18)
    Water Utilities: $3,848,000 ($673.91)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $380,000 ($66.55)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $494,000 ($86.51)

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

  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $9,979,000 ($1747.64)

5.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,949 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Rankin County, MS  1.08% ($30,140 average AGI)
from Hinds County, MS  0.48% ($22,114)
from Newton County, MS  0.44% ($21,780)


5.83% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,405 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Rankin County, MS  1.14% ($38,245 average AGI)
to Leake County, MS  0.54% ($19,760)
to Newton County, MS  0.50% ($19,255)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forest:

  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWDF (720 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICHLAND, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJDX (620 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIIN (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RIDGELAND, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)
  • WSLI (930 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: SPORTSRAD, INC.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTWZ (1120 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLINTON, MS; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forest:

  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMBU (89.1 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WKXI-FM (107.5 FM; MAGEE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WMAW-FM (88.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDBT (95.5 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMSI-FM (102.9 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSTZ-FM (106.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZKS (104.1 FM; UNION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKZW (94.3 FM; SANDERSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMSO (97.9 FM; NEWTON, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKK (98.3 FM; CARTHAGE, MS; Owner: JOHNNY BOSWELL RADIO LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Forest:

  • WMAW-TV (Channel 14; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WLBT (Channel 3; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • W36CU (Channel 36; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJTV (Channel 12; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDBD (Channel 40; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WDBD LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMPN-TV (Channel 29; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W46CL (Channel 46; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52DE (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W65DE (Channel 65; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CS (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W59DE (Channel 59; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53CE (Channel 53; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34CH (Channel 34; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Forest, Mississippi:
  • Fatal accident count: 37
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 56
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 39
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 85
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Mississippi average:
  • Fatal accident count: 87
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 131
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 16
  • Fatalities: 96
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 216
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

See more detailed statistics of Forest fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 32 meters (105ft)
Total costs: $3,420,000
Total average daily traffic: 53,600
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,758
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 80,400

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Forest, MS)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • STATION, 3000 Ft S Of Us Hwy 80 3.5 Mi W Of Int Of Hwy 80 & St Hwy 35 (Lat: 32.347361 Lon: -89.542833), Overall height: 111.3 m, Call Sign: WNTB207
    Assigned Frequencies: 2141.20 MHz, 2134.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/2010, Expiration Date: 05/23/2020
    Registrant: Phone: (601) 944-9393
  • STATION, 20169 Hwy 80 (Lat: 32.356389 Lon: -89.398056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Overall height: 152.1 m, Call Sign: WNTR401
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.731 MHz, 952.731 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2008, Expiration Date: 05/18/2018
    Registrant: Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP, 2001 L Street, Nw, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-2574, Fax: (202) 223-0833, Email:
  • HOMEWOOD, South Side Of Morton-Marathon Rd., 0.5 Mi West Of Mississippi Hwy 35 (Lat: 32.238472 Lon: -89.511722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 67.1 m, Call Sign: WPON706
    Assigned Frequencies: 6681.25 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/10/2010, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Richard K Ashley Pe
    Registrant: Mona Lee & Associates, LLC, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (832) 230-1809, Fax: (713) 831-6899, Email:
  • HARPERVILLE, 312 Hammond Road (Lat: 32.522944 Lon: -89.484361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.7 m, Overall height: 93.3 m, Call Sign: WQLC698
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/07/2009, Expiration Date: 12/07/2019, Certifier: Victor H Meena
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Email:
  • SOUTH FOREST, 850 Old Hwy 35 Loop Road (Lat: 32.303083 Lon: -89.487500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 70.1 m, Overall height: 72.3 m, Call Sign: WQLC706
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/07/2009, Expiration Date: 12/07/2019, Certifier: Victor H Meena
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Email:
  • PRAIRIE HILL, Interstate 20 (Lat: 32.328333 Lon: -89.460556), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.5 m, Overall height: 79.5 m, Call Sign: WQQL201
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz... (+6 more)
    Grant Date: 01/17/2013, Expiration Date: 01/17/2023, Certifier: Christopher Pickard
    Registrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 770-8791, Email:
  • Blossom Hill Rd (Lat: 32.341250 Lon: -89.545889), Structure height: 110 m, Call Sign: WHG410, Licensee ID: L01566305
    Assigned Frequencies: 2093.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/19/1984, Expiration Date: 06/01/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2010
    Registrant: Wgbc-Tv, LLC, 1220 Red Oak Valley Court, Austin, TX 78732

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Forest)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Forest)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 168
  • Hazardous Condition: 13
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Forest


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Forest, MS

Most common first names in Forest, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12667.6 years
William10074.2 years
Mary9778.4 years
John8072.2 years
Robert6269.8 years
Henry5067.5 years
Willie4873.0 years
Annie4777.2 years
George4673.4 years
Charles3565.3 years
Most common last names in Forest, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Patrick9268.2 years
Smith8271.7 years
Jones7371.9 years
Moore6372.6 years
Brown5171.4 years
Williams3869.5 years
Johnson3469.3 years
May3469.1 years
Evans3072.7 years
Hughes2964.5 years
Businesses in Forest, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike2
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Popeyes1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1T-Mobile1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
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