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Forest, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Forest had a population of 381 as of July 1, 2016. Forest ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forest is located at latitude 32.7924 and longitude -91.4126 in West Carroll Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Forest (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. West Carroll Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 128 feet.

The Village of Forest (GNIS ID: 2407457) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Forest is located within Parish Governing Authority District C, a minor civil division (MCD) of West Carroll Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Forest, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 381
Population in Households 381
Population in Familes 330
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 228
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 135
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 101
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 90 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $89,583
Average Home Value $114,167


Median Household Income $22,063
Average Household Income $50,176
Per Capita Income $19,254
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.14% 0.78%
Households 1.11% 0.73%
Families 0.0% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Forest, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 397 16th
Population Density1 # 370 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 283 41st
Median Household Income # 460 3rd
Per Capita Income # 331 30th

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