Forest is located close to the center of Mississippi. Forest is between the Scott, Smith county. Forest has 13.08 square miles of land area and 0.02 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Forest population is 5,719, which has shrunk 4.48% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 4.91% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Forest median household income is $37,961 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 48.07% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 25.96% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Forest median house value is $77,200 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 35.20% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 41.18% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Forest is close to the state average in quality. The Forest area code is 601.