Forest is located close to the center of Virginia. Forest is between the Bedford, Campbell, Lynchburg City county. Forest has 13.74 square miles of land area and 0.12 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Forest population is 9,999, which has grown 24.89% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 15.63% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Forest median household income is $71,685 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 30.13% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 38.81% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Forest median house value is $222,000 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 60.87% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 94.18% and is higher 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 434.