Forest, MS
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Forest is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 5,695 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Forest is the 63rd largest community in Mississippi.

When you are in Forest, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.42% of Forest’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Forest is a city of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forest who work in sales jobs (10.96%), management occupations (9.27%), and food service (6.94%).

Forest is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in Forest with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.92% of adults in Forest have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Forest in 2010 was $17,515, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,060 for a family of four. However, Forest contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Forest is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Forest home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Forest residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Forest also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forest include Italian, Scottish, English, and German.

Forest also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.66%.

The most common language spoken in Forest is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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