Forest, Mississippi

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Population in 2022: 5,330 (85% urban, 15% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.0%
 
Males: 2,850  (53.5%)
Females: 2,480  (46.5%)
Median resident age:

37.2 years
Mississippi median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 39074, 39092, 39117.

Forest Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2022: $49,842 (it was $25,638 in 2000)
Forest:

$49,842
MS:

$52,719

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $20,889 (it was $16,484 in 2000)

Forest city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $122,359 (it was $49,800 in 2000)
Forest:

$122,359
MS:

$162,500

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $120,994; detached houses: $132,295; mobile homes: $64,696

Median gross rent in 2022: $600.

March 2022 cost of living index in Forest: 76.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 19.4%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.2% for Black residents, 12.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.5% for other race residents)

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  • Races in Forest, MS (2022)
    • 2,21041.1%Black alone
    • 1,62330.2%Hispanic
    • 1,50428.0%White alone

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According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 51 registered sex offenders living in Forest, Mississippi as of July 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Forest is 112 to 1.


Crime rates in Forest by year

Type

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(54.4)
3
(54.9)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
6
(108.8)
3
(54.9)
12
(228.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
31
(561.9)
25
(457.8)
27
(513.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(17.9)
168
(3,045)
74
(1,355)
74
(1,406)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(17.9)
87
(1,577)
54
(988.8)
51
(969.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
19
(344.4)
19
(347.9)
10
(190.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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City-data.com crime index in Forest, MS

Crime rate in Forest detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 20 (16 officers - 16 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.90
Mississippi average:

2.08
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Ancestries: American (26.0%), English (3.6%), Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 485 feet

Land area: 13.0 square miles.

Population density: 410 people per square mile   (low).

Forest, Mississippi map

1,081 residents are foreign born (19.6% Latin America).

This city:

20.1%
Mississippi:

2.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,099 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $772 (0.7%)

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)

Latitude: 32.36 N, Longitude: 89.48 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,684 (+68.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,107 (54.9%)

Area code: 601

Distribution of median household income in Forest, MS in 2022
Distribution of house value in Forest, MS in 2022
Forest satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 3 buildings, average cost: $253,200
  • 2020: 6 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2019: 3 buildings, average cost: $219,700
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $88,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $222,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $42,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $177,100
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $87,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Forest, MS residents
Average permit cost in Forest, MS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.2%
Mississippi:

2.6%
Historical population in Forest, MS
Historical housing units in Forest, MS

Population change in the 1990s: +629 (+11.7%).
Most common industries in Forest, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (29.6%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (35.0%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (3.6%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (22.3%)
  • Health care (14.8%)
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Forest, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.3%)
  • Food processing workers (6.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.1%)
  • Construction laborers (6.0%)
  • Food processing workers (5.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.9%)
  • Food processing workers (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)

Average climate in Forest, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Forest, Mississippi average temperatures Forest, Mississippi average precipitation Forest, Mississippi humidity Forest, Mississippi wind speed Forest, Mississippi snowfall Forest, Mississippi sunshine Forest, Mississippi clear and cloudy days

Forest, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Forest-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 146% 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 significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 176% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 155.4 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 147.7 miles away from Forest center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.1 miles away from Forest center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 133.3 miles away from the city center
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 231.6 miles away from Forest center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 266.4 miles away from Forest center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Scott County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forest topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Forest:

  • LACKEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 330 N BROAD STREET)
  • FMC FOREST (1151 HWY 35 SOUTH)
  • E CENTRAL HHA REG A (2071 MAGNOLIA OFFICE PARK)

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: 2,380)
  • Belhaven University (about 41 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 3,147)
  • Jackson State University (about 43 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 7,485)
  • Meridian Community College (about 44 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)
  • Holmes Community College (about 50 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)
  • Mississippi College (about 51 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,919)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 56 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,942)

Public high schools in Forest:

Public elementary/middle schools in Forest:

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Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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: 5,987, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-25-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 414 regular monitoring violations
HOMEWOOD WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1,950, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-10-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-31-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-10-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-31-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-25-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 352 regular monitoring violations
HIGH HILL WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-21-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-21-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-31-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-03-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-08-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-08-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-13-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-25-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-12-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-25-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-12-2008)
  • 15 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • 166 regular monitoring violations
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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Forest:

Marital status in Forest, MS
  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Forest:

  • High school or higher: 68.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.6
Mississippi average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Forest
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Forest, MS (based on Scott County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,64664
Mainline Protestant2,92823
Catholic1,0002
Black Protestant5703
Other-1
None9,120-
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: 8
Scott County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

14.8%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

35.8%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.0%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.7%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Forest:

42.7%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.5
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.0%
Mississippi:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Forest:

12.4%
Mississippi:

11.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Forest:

6.7
Mississippi:

6.7

Overweight people:
Forest:

34.1%
Mississippi:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

52.4%
Mississippi:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.2%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Forest, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$50,805$35,8622$1,416
Firefighters 12$43,595$43,5950$0
Other Government Administration 11$22,701$24,7650$0
Solid Waste Management 10$28,976$34,7712$1,816
Water Supply 7$23,414$40,1380$0
Financial Administration 6$20,442$40,8841$1,346
Parks and Recreation 5$15,221$36,5300$0
Sewerage 5$16,643$39,9430$0
Streets and Highways 4$13,476$40,4281$1,178
Judicial and Legal 3$6,461$25,8440$0
Health 1$3,330$39,9600$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,863$58,3561$1,262
Totals for Government 82$249,926$36,5757$7,018

Forest government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,590,000 ($298.31)
    Police Protection: $1,123,000 ($210.69)
    Sewerage: $1,051,000 ($197.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $956,000 ($179.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $885,000 ($166.04)
    Regular Highways: $715,000 ($134.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $290,000 ($54.41)
    Financial Administration: $215,000 ($40.34)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $143,000 ($26.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $95,000 ($17.82)
    Central Staff Services: $67,000 ($12.57)
    Libraries: $50,000 ($9.38)
    Air Transportation: $43,000 ($8.07)
    Health - Other: $31,000 ($5.82)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $12,000 ($2.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $111,000 ($20.83)
    Regular Highways: $92,000 ($17.26)
    Water Utilities: $76,000 ($14.26)
    Sewerage: $52,000 ($9.76)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($0.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.38)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,208,000 ($601.88)

Forest government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $432,000 ($81.05)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $10,000 ($1.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($0.94)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $6,000 ($1.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $265,000 ($49.72)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $93,000 ($17.45)
    Interest Earnings: $69,000 ($12.95)
    Rents: $38,000 ($7.13)
    Sale of Property: $12,000 ($2.25)
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000 ($0.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,242,000 ($608.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,387,000 ($447.84)
    Other: $69,000 ($12.95)
  • Tax - Property: $735,000 ($137.90)
    Public Utilities Sales: $402,000 ($75.42)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $48,000 ($9.01)
    Other: $21,000 ($3.94)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.19)

Forest government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,795,000 ($1462.48)
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
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
KFC1

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)
Forest fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Forest fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 39Number of bridges
  • 328ft / 100mTotal length
  • $4,210,569,000Total costs
  • 189,360Total average daily traffic
  • 21,951Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Forest, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 131960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 91990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 22020-2022
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Forest, MS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: SOCATA TBM 700 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W PT6A SER (750 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 321CW, N321CW, N-321CW, Serial Number: 155, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 12/06/1999, Certificate Issue Date: 04/22/2009
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Bennie S Batte, 10180 Scr 581, Forest, MS 39074, Other Owners: Bennie W Batte
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6543D, N6543D, N-6543D, Serial Number: 17272855, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 06/06/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 03/13/2012
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Randall E Batte, 303 Scr 504b3, Forest, MS 39074, Other Owners: Bennie W Batte
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3485N, N3485N, N-3485N, Serial Number: 22709, Year manufactured: 1947
    Registrant (Partnership): James M Ptnr Croxton, , Forest, MS 39704, Other Owners: Robert A Croxton, Andy E Croxton
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/29/2019
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 18676, N18676, N-18676, Serial Number: 15074035, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 11/06/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 09/16/1996
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jack Rankin, 2669 Pleasant Ridge Rd, Forest, MS 39074, Other Owners: David F Owens
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/07/2017

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 105. The highest number of fires - 168 took place in 2006, and the least - 46 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Forest, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (39.3%), and Structure Fires (34.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Forest, MS
    • 70239.3%Outside Fires
    • 62334.9%Structure Fires
    • 32318.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1367.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Forest, MS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Forest, Mississippi:

  • Comfort Inn - Forest, 1250 Hwy 35 S, Forest, Mississippi 39074 , Phone: (601) 469-2100, Fax: (601) 469-2100
  • Americas Best Value Inn - Forest, 1846 Hwy 35 S, Forest, Mississippi 39074 , Phone: (601) 469-2640, Fax: (601) 469-3077
  • Days Inn - Forest, 1280 Hwy 35 S, Forest, Mississippi 39074 , Phone: (601) 469-2500, Fax: (601) 469-1465
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1275 Hwy 35 S, Forest, Mississippi 39074 , Phone: (601) 469-8288, Fax: (601) 469-5454
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Forest, Mississippi
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Forest, MS
  • 49.7%Utility gas
  • 45.8%Electricity
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Forest, MS
  • 69.5%Electricity
  • 28.3%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Forest compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.

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  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Guatemala (population 500+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other types of correctional institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
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