Forest, Louisiana

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Forest is a village in West Caroll Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 275 at the 2000 census.



Forest is located at 32°47′30″N 91°24′43″W / 32.79167°N 91.41194°W / 32.79167; -91.41194 (32.791594, -91.411978)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.3 km² (1.7 mi²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 275 people, 95 households, and 83 families residing in the village. The population density was 64.0/km² (165.5/mi²). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 25.1/km² (65.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.27% White, 1.82% African American, 2.91% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.00% of the population.

There were 95 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.6% were non-families. 10.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $26,786 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,191. About 6.0% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.9% of those sixty five or over.


Public schools in West Carroll Parish are operated by the West Carroll Parish School Board. The village of Forest is zoned to Forest High School [1] (Grades PK-12).

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