Forest, Mississippi

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Forest is a city in Scott County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 5,987 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Scott County[1].



Forest is located at 32°21′49″N 89°28′31″W / 32.36361°N 89.47528°W / 32.36361; -89.47528 (32.363627, -89.475348)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.0 square miles (33.7 km²), of which, 13.0 square miles (33.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,987 people, 2,085 households, and 1,478 families residing in the city. The population density was 460.0 people per square mile (177.7/km²). There were 2,257 housing units at an average density of 173.4/sq mi (67.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 40.35% White, 50.88% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 5.85% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.71% of the population.

There were 2,085 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 24.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.25.

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