Forest, VA Population

Population: 8,006
Males: 3,937 (49.2%), Females: 4,069 (50.8%)

Bedford County

Zip code: 24551

Median resident age: 37.6 years
Median household income: $55,089
Median house value: $138,000

Races in Forest:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.1%)
  • Black (5.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: English (15.4%), German (13.8%), United States (12.0%), Irish (11.5%), Italian (4.4%), French (3.5%).

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 14.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Forest

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 39.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest CDP

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 67.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

2.5% Foreign born (1.5% Europe, 0.8% Asia).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Forest:

  • VIRGINIA BAPTIST HOSP & LYNCHBURG GENL (about 7 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • CENTRAL VIRGINIA TRAINING CENTER (about 7 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • CARILION BEDFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; BEDFORD, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Forest:

  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 6 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 49 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Abbreviation: ROA)
  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 56 miles; DANVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: DAN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Forest:

  • NEW LONDON (about 9 miles; FOREST, VA; Abbreviation: W90)
  • FALWELL (about 11 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: W24)
  • BROOKNEAL/CAMPBELL COUNTY (about 25 miles; BROOKNEAL, VA; Abbreviation: 0V4)
Amtrak station near Forest:

  • 8 miles: LYNCHBURG (825 KEMPER ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest:

  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 57 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • LONGWOOD COLLEGE (about 61 miles; FARMVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,557)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 68 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,602)
  • PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 70 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,012)

Schools

Public high school in Forest:

  • JEFFERSON FOREST HIGH (Students: 1,252; Location: 1 CAVALIER CIRCLE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Forest:

  • TIMBERLAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 491; Location: 300 HORIZON DR; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Forest:

  • FOREST MIDDLE (Students: 1,007; Location: 100 ASHWOOD DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON ELEM. (Students: 616; Location: 1255 PATRIOT PLACE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • FOREST ELEM. (Students: 370; Location: ONE SCHOLAR LANE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • NEW LONDON ACADEMY ELEM. (Students: 290; Location: 12400 E LYNCHBURG-SALEM TRNPK; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle school in Forest:

  • BLUE RIDGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 35; Location: ROUTE 4 BOX 47; Grades: PK – 1)