Forest, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 9,106.
Population change since 2000: +13.7%
Males: 4,546  (49.9%)
Females: 4,560  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

44.1 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 24502, 24503, 24551.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $84,706 (it was $55,089 in 2000)
Forest:

$84,706
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $38,065 (it was $25,735 in 2000)

Forest CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $231,450 (it was $135,100 in 2000)
Forest:

$231,450
VA:

$273,400

Median gross rent in 2017: $900.

March 2019 cost of living index in Forest: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.4%
(6.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.6% for Black residents, 42.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Forest, VA (2010)
    • 7,81885.9%White alone
    • 6447.1%Black alone
    • 2743.0%Asian alone
    • 2652.9%Hispanic
    • 760.8%Two or more races
    • 180.2%Other race alone
    • 90.10%American Indian alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Forest, Virginia as of October 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Forest is 593 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: American (22.2%), English (13.4%), German (10.2%), Irish (8.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), Scottish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 14.6 square miles.

Population density: 623 people per square mile   (low).

Forest, Virginia map

763 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 1.1% Europe).

This place:

7.1%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,161 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,078 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (5.8 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (94.4 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (287.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Timberlake, VA (1.7 miles ),
Lynchburg, VA (2.4 miles ),
Madison Heights, VA (3.1 miles ),
Rustburg, VA (3.4 miles ),
Big Island, VA (3.5 miles ),
Bedford, VA (3.8 miles ),
Altavista, VA (4.2 miles ),
Amherst, VA (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.37 N, Longitude: 79.27 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +394 (+3.7%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,012 (19.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 434

Distribution of median household income in Forest, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Forest, VA in 2017
Forest satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Virginia:

3.0%
Most common industries in Forest, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Chemicals (4.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.6%)
  • Chemicals (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.8%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.7%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Forest, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Engineers (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Engineers (10.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Top executives (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Registered nurses (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.8%)

Average climate in Forest, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Forest, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 46.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.3
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Forest-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1966, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.2 miles away from the Forest place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.1 miles away from the place center injured 12 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forest-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from Forest center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 262.0 miles away from Forest center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 291.3 miles away from Forest center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 146.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 149.8 miles away from Forest center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.5 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 Bedford County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forest topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Forest:

  • SUMMIT HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • GENERATION SOLUTIONS OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; FORT HILL, VA)
  • TIMOTHY AND BETHANY HOUSE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • CENTRA HEALTH HOME HEALTH SERV (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • FIRST DOMINION HM HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • CAMELOT HALL NRS HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • LYNCHBURG HLTH AND REHAB CNTR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LYNCHBURG, VA)

Airports located in Forest:

Amtrak station near Forest:

  • 7 miles: LYNCHBURG (825 KEMPER ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest:

  • Central Virginia Community College (about 5 miles; Lynchburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,759)
  • Lynchburg College (about 5 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Liberty University (about 5 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 40 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)
  • American National University (about 42 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • Roanoke College (about 44 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • Longwood University (about 49 miles; Farmville, VA; FT enrollment: 4,565)

Public high school in Forest:

Private high school in Forest:

  • TIMBERLAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 375, Location: 202 HORIZON DR, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Forest:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Forest: Poplar Forest Golf Course (A), Camp Ruthers (B), Colonial Hills Golf Course (C), Campbell County Rescue Squad Number 5 (D), Forest Fire Station Company Number5 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Forest Shopping Center (1), Graves Mill Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Forest include: Pleasant View Church (A), Saint Stephens Church (B), Shiloh Church (C), Forest Level Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Poplar Forest Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Thomas Jefferson's Poplar (Art Museums; P O Box 419) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Rashad Jennings - Football player.

Bedford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

NEW LONDON HOUSE (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-25-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-03-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.9%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.2%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
13 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
22 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000

Banks with branches in Forest (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Graves Mill Branch at 17923 Forest Rd, branch established on 1989/12/26; Forest Branch at 14785 Forest Road, branch established on 1979/02/05. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First National Bank: Forest Branch at 14417 Forest Road, branch established on 2004/08/01. Info updated 2011/12/22: Bank assets: $341.9 mil, Deposits: $310.4 mil, headquarters in Altavista, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bankshares Corporation
  • StellarOne Bank: Forest Branch at 14915 Forest Road, branch established on 1935/11/06. Info updated 2008/06/06: Bank assets: $2,911.7 mil, Deposits: $2,404.3 mil, headquarters in Christiansburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Stellarone Corporation
  • Select Bank: at 211 Gristmill Drive, branch established on 2007/06/04. Info updated 2009/01/23: Bank assets: $103.4 mil, Deposits: $92.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • SunTrust Bank: Graves Mill Branch at Us Route 221 And Graves Mill Road, branch established on 1994/09/28. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Bank of the James: Forest Branch at 17000 Forest Road, branch established on 2004/02/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $427.0 mil, Deposits: $375.0 mil, headquarters in Lynchburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of The James Financial Group, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Graves Mill Center at 17967 Forest Road, branch established on 1989/09/05. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The First Bank and Trust Company: Lynchburg Branch at 101 Annjo Court, branch established on 2006/03/01. Info updated 2007/04/05: Bank assets: $1,247.0 mil, Deposits: $1,102.9 mil, headquarters in Lebanon, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Forest:

Marital status in Forest, VA
  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

For population 25 years and over in Forest:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Forest
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Forest, VA (based on Bedford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,82264
Mainline Protestant5,05240
Catholic2,1192
Other13-
None40,670-
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: 7
Bedford County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Bedford County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Bedford County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

4.21 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bedford County:

8.6%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bedford County:

27.1%
Virginia:

26.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.9%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Forest:

55.6%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Forest:

28.3
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Forest:

20.4%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.9%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Forest:

34.6%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Here:

61.6%
State:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Forest:

81.7%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Forest, VA Residents

7.79% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($53,779 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lynchburg city, VA  1.59% ($57,044 average AGI)
from Campbell County, VA  0.89% ($48,235)
from Roanoke County, VA  0.69% ($43,673)


6.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,213 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lynchburg city, VA  1.14% ($46,738 average AGI)
to Campbell County, VA  0.74% ($40,384)
to Roanoke city, VA  0.62% ($30,984)
Businesses in Forest, VA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Nissan1
CVS2Quiznos1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Kroger1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1U.S. Cellular1
Mazda1UPS5
McDonald's2Walgreens1
Nike1

Strongest AM radio stations in Forest:

  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WKPA (1170 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: SEVEN HILLS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBRG (1050 AM; 1 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVGM (1320 AM; 1 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOWZ (1280 AM; 5 kW; APPOMATTOX, VA; Owner: ONECOM, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WAMV (1420 AM; 2 kW; AMHERST, VA; Owner: COMMUNITY FIRST BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forest:

  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W229AE (93.7 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W280DB (103.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WWMC (90.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WRVL (88.3 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WVBE-FM (100.1 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • W265AS (100.9 FM; CONCORD, VA; Owner: PAUL H. PASSINK)
  • WLNI (105.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WJJX (101.7 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WREL-FM (96.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, VA; Owner: EQUUS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Forest:

  • WTLU-CA (Channel 19; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W40BM (Channel 40; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W60BM (Channel 60; RUSTBURG, ETC., VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Forest fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Forest fatal accident list:

Sep 29, 2017 09:51 PM, Us-221, Rt-666, Lat: 37.366881, Lon: -79.297011, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 16, 2016 01:00 AM, Cr-661, Lat: 37.351419, Lon: -79.280111, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 20, 2014 10:26 PM, Us-221, Lat: 37.393992, Lon: -79.233450, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 15, 2011 04:56 AM, Us-221, Lat: 37.365511, Lon: -79.265819, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 20, 2009 03:00 PM, Us-221, Rt 1427, Lat: 37.370225, Lon: -79.253397, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 180ft / 55.4mTotal length
  • $31,105,000Total costs
  • 68,566Total average daily traffic
  • 625Total average daily truck traffic
  • 85,007Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Forest, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 81930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Forest, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Forest, VA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • GOODE, 2 Mi W (Lat: 37.329861 Lon: -79.310028), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Overall height: 83.8 m, Call Sign: WPOU753,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, Grant Date: 06/23/2009, Expiration Date: 08/06/2019, Cancellation Date: 09/06/2016, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Koko, 1184 Ashwood Park (Lat: 37.367028 Lon: -79.303944), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 58.5 m, Overall height: 60.1 m, Call Sign: WQOT368,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11365.0 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 01/24/2012, Expiration Date: 01/24/2022, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • Ivy Lake, 7293 Cottontown Road (Lat: 37.422111 Lon: -79.304667), Type: Upole, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQOT369,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/24/2012, Expiration Date: 01/24/2022, Cancellation Date: 07/20/2015, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • AEP TOWER 53, 1305 Heavens View Drive (Lat: 37.401111 Lon: -79.380000), Type: Upole, Structure height: 29.3 m, Overall height: 37.8 m, Call Sign: WQTI881,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2014, Expiration Date: 02/12/2024, Certifier: John Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Forest)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

30 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED47$188,84384$201,879287$186,90920$93,6593$493,77311$132,5090$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$26,3605$165,70418$176,1591$286,4200$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$172,73210$236,34354$189,2575$98,5780$07$155,3871$162,540
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$303,5553$115,97729$189,2322$173,9650$03$128,5700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$205,5931$181,87013$203,4970$00$03$162,2470$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0301.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$212,06210$178,0920$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$136,1804$216,3550$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$104,5554$315,8581$131,790
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$126,0804$185,1650$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0301.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Forest, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Forest, VA - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 54. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 92 took place in 2010, and the least - 24 in 2017. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Forest, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (48.8%), and Outside Fires (34.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Forest, VA
    • 44448.8%Structure Fires
    • 31234.3%Outside Fires
    • 12113.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 333.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Forest, VA
Most common first names in Forest, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William6472.9 years
John5974.0 years
Mary4679.8 years
Robert4471.4 years
James4269.2 years
Dorothy2780.5 years
Charles2675.5 years
Thomas2272.5 years
George2072.2 years
Helen1878.0 years
Most common last names in Forest, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown2779.0 years
Smith2177.8 years
White2082.0 years
Witt1970.3 years
Anderson1873.1 years
Johnson1774.9 years
Overstreet1679.3 years
Wilson1671.8 years
Jones1570.1 years
Wright1580.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Forest, VA
  • 86.2%Electricity
  • 6.9%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Forest, VA
  • 90.2%Electricity
  • 4.9%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Wood
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%No fuel used


Forest compared to Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 84 pilots and 37 other airmen in this city.
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