Forest, Mississippi

Forest: City in Mississippi, United States

About

Forest is a city located in the county of Scott in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Its population at the 2010 census was 5,684 and a population density of 168 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 5,483 inhabitants.

Forest locator map
Location of Forest on Mississippi map.

Quick Facts about Forest

Population : 5,483 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Mississippi (United States)
County : Scott County
Different from : forest
Postal code : 39074
Phone Area Codes : 601
Area : 33.93 km2
Altitude : 476 feet / 145 meters
Capital city : Forest is capital of Scott County
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 12:41:38 (22nd July 2024)
Density : 162 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.67% (2010-2020)
Court-House  Forest  Miss. image
Court-House Forest Miss.
Court-House  Forest  Miss. image

Geography

Forest is located at 32°21'53"N 89°28'27"W (32.3645900, -89.4742300).

Forest map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Forest decreased by 3.67% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,684 - census
2011 5,732 0.84% estimation process
2012 5,716 -0.28% estimation process
2013 5,691 -0.44% estimation process
2014 5,722 0.54% estimation process
2015 5,683 -0.69% estimation process
2016 5,644 -0.69% estimation process
2017 5,641 -0.05% estimation process
2018 5,593 -0.86% estimation process
2019 5,536 -1.03% estimation process
2020 5,483 -0.97% estimation process

Forest zip code is 39074. County name: Scott, County fips: 28123

People born in Forest (11)

People born in Forest, including writer Lewis Nordan, comedian Cardis Cardell Willis, football player Duke Washington, .

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Schools in Forest

College & universities near Forest, MS

Code Name City ZIP
175643 East Central Community College Decatur (MS) 39327-0129

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Forest, MS

Code Name Address Type
JAN Union Station 300 W. Capital Street RAIL
MEI Union Station 1901 Front Street RAIL
LAU Laurel station 230 North Maple Street RAIL
HAZ Hazlehurst station North Ragsdale Ave and East Conway St. RAIL
YAZ Yazoo City West Broadway (SR149) and North Water Street RAIL

Post offices near Forest

Post Office Name City ZIP
For Post Office Forest (MS) 39074

Other places with the same name (6)

  • Forest , Virginia census-designated place in Bedford County, Virginia, United States with a population of 9,106 people.
  • Forest , Ohio village in Ohio, United States with a population of 1,444 people.
  • Forest , Indiana unincorporated community in Clinton County, Indiana with a population of 748 people.
  • Forest , Wisconsin county in Wisconsin, United States with a population of 624 people.
  • Forest , Louisiana human settlement in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, United States of America with a population of 335 people.

Other cities in Scott County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Scott County , MS.

City Name Population Title
Morton 3,522 City in Scott County, Mississippi, USA
Lake 327 Town in Newton and Scott counties, Mississippi, United States
Sebastopol 273 Town in Leake and Scott counties, Mississippi, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Forest distances to largest Mississippi cities