Forest is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 11,709 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Forest is the 69th largest community in Virginia.
Forest real estate is some of the most expensive in Virginia, although Forest house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Also of interest is that Forest has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.68% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Forest is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Forest are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.85% of adults in Forest have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Forest in 2018 was $43,989, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,956 for a family of four. However, Forest contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Forest is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Forest include English, German, Irish, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Forest is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.