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Forest, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Forest had a population of 394 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Forest, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 394
Daytime Population: Workers 97
Daytime Population: Residents 223
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 320
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 394
Population in Familes 340
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 236
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $22,316
Average Household Income $55,068
Per Capita Income $21,035


Total Housing Units 141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $92,593
Average Home Value $114,096


Total Households 141
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 105
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.45% 0.15%
Households 1.56% 0.28%
Families 0.54% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -1.62%
Per Capita Income   0.62%

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, 2017 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 # 394 17th
Population Density # 364 23rd
Diversity Index # 296 38th
Median Household Income # 463 3rd
Per Capita Income # 273 43rd

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