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Living In Forest, VA

Forest, a small city in Virginia, has a population of just over 10,000. Retirees should fit right in, as they account for 19% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young professionals are less well-represented. Most Forest residents own their homes, and 21% of residents rent. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $1,006 per month, which is $279/month less than the state average.

Forest residents have an average commute of about 19 minutes, outperforming the Virginia average of about 30 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 47% of residents, while public transit is not widely used. Few commuters walk to work.

Compared to the national average (7%), Forest has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 13% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 17% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Forest, the most common four of which are education, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 30% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, making it the top field in the city. Forest workers earn an average annual income of almost $84K, roughly the same as the state average. Forest, however, compares more favorably to the national average ($73,345).

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