Forest is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Forest Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Bedford County at latitude 37.3638 and longitude -79.2897. Bedford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 883 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Forest Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 13.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.Photos of the local Forest, VA area
Also See: Forest, VA ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps
|Population in Households||9,758|
|Population in Familes||8,204|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||13|
|Average Household Size||2.45|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||4,255 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,083 (72.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||905 (21.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||267 ( 6.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$223,208|
|Average Home Value||$260,104|
|Median Household Income||$58,935|
|Average Household Income||$75,437|
|Per Capita Income||$31,069|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.96%|
|Per Capita Income||2.18%|
The table below compares Forest to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 121||80th|
|Population Density1||# 309||48th|
|Diversity Index2||# 394||33rd|
|Median Household Income||# 204||66th|
|Per Capita Income||# 171||71st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.