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Forest is a township in Rice County, in the Faribault-Northfield metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Forest. For links to other places called Forest, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Forest is 44.415N. The longitude is -93.339W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,050 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,136.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Forest demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rice County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55019 ZIP code.
31% of Forest residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forest ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forest was $24,401, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Forest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Forest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,332.
Rice County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forest political report.
The average commute time for Forest workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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