Forrest County, Mississippi Population 2018

Forrest County, Mississippi's estimated population is 75,471 with a growth rate of -1.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Forrest County, Mississippi is the 9th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201775,471-803-1.05%
201676,2746370.84%
201675,637-6-0.01%
201575,643-165-0.22%
201475,808-806-1.05%
201376,6141700.22%
201276,4446460.85%
201175,7987911.05%
201075,0076,6939.80%
199068,3142,2963.48%
198066,0188,16914.12%
197057,8495,1279.72%
196052,7227,66717.02%
195045,05510,15429.09%
194034,9014,78615.89%
193030,1158,87741.80%
192021,2385162.49%
191020,7220.00%

Forrest County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White45,561
Black or African American28,087
Two or More Races1,245
Asian701
Some Other Race485
American Indian and Alaska Native192
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Forrest County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Forrest County, Mississippi Median Age

32


Total

31.1


Male

32.9


Female

Forrest County, Mississippi Adults

There are 58,655 adults, (9,611 of which are seniors) in Forrest County, Mississippi.

Forrest County, Mississippi Age Dependency

55.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Forrest County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

39,942

52.37%

Male

36,332

47.63%

Forrest County, Mississippi Households and Families

Forrest County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Forrest County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.1%24.9%
All54.6%45.4%
Male47.8%52.2%
Non Family43.6%56.4%
Female36.9%63.1%

54.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forrest County, Mississippi Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,0222.5854.6
Married10,7413.2275.1
Non Family10,3681.3843.6
Female5,4743.4436.9
Male1,4393.247.8

3.2

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Forrest County, Mississippi Households

Forrest County, Mississippi Education

Forrest County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1054.51%
9th to 12th Grade4,3469.32%
High School Graduate13,29828.52%
Some College10,76023.08%
Associates Degree4,1458.89%
Bachelors Degree6,69514.36%
Graduate Degree5,27411.31%

Forrest County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,95625,8689,320
Black15,62312,8052,045
Hispanic1,125767207
Multiple Races43934496
Asian408349282
Other Race27317046
Native American1064422
Islander33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 69.12%.

Forrest County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,243$30,911$23,702
Less Than High School$20,412$23,575$16,276
High School Grad$21,750$24,900$17,102
Some College$24,815$33,652$19,501
Bachelors Degree$36,339$40,943$34,303
Graduate Degree$41,996$42,372$41,918

$27,243

Average Earnings

$30,911

Average Male

$23,702

Average Female

Forrest County, Mississippi Language

Forrest County, Mississippi Language by Age

Forrest County, Mississippi Language

96.17% of Forrest County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.83% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.31% of the population.

Forrest County, Mississippi Poverty

Forrest County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black26,73210,58539.60%
White41,7697,71918.48%
Hispanic2,24589139.69%
Multiple1,19739533.00%
Asian64825138.73%
Other43310424.02%
Native1848144.02%
Islander33100.00%

27.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.90%

Male Poverty Rate

29.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forrest County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forrest County, Mississippi is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forrest County, Mississippi is White, with 18.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.47%.

Forrest County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.32%
High School24.34%
Some College20.45%
Bachelors or Greater6.58%

Forrest County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.02%
Male Unemployed40.66%
Female Employed18.23%
Male Employed15.00%

Forrest County, Mississippi Income

Forrest County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,017$52,545
Families$48,355$62,141
Married Families$65,088$78,792
Non Families$21,542$33,882

Forrest County, Mississippi Marital Status

Forrest County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.8%

Male Marriage Rate

36.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Forrest County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Forrest County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Forrest County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by War

4,778

Number of Veterans

4,466

Male Veterans

312

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,624
First Gulf War1,160
Second Gulf War912
Korea414
World War II387

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 541,182
65 to 741,088
75+1,065
55 to 64990
18 to 34453

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,3819.32%
Black1,3826.83%
2 or More152.33%
Hispanic100.67%

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

15.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forrest County, Mississippi Employment Status

Forrest County, Mississippi Employment by Age

61.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

12.5%

Unemployment Rate

Forrest County, Mississippi Employment by Race

Forrest County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Forrest County, Mississippi

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Hattiesburg 457514692611752.57%
Petal10454107042502.39%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990