Forrest County, Mississippi Population 2019

Forrest County, Mississippi's estimated population is 75,263 with a growth rate of -0.56% 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
201875,036-227-0.30%
201775,263-424-0.56%
201675,687-18-0.02%
201575,705-190-0.25%
201475,895-760-0.99%
201376,6551760.23%
201276,4796290.83%
201175,8508411.12%
201075,0096,6959.80%
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
White45,182
Black or African American27,930
Two or More Races1,642
Asian659
Some Other Race232
American Indian and Alaska Native181
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9

Forrest County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2019

Forrest County, Mississippi Median Age

32


Total

31.2


Male

32.9


Female

Forrest County, Mississippi Adults

There are 58,258 adults, (9,661 of whom are seniors) in Forrest County, Mississippi.

Forrest County, Mississippi Age Dependency

56

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Forrest County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

39,729

52.39%

Male

36,106

47.61%

Forrest County, Mississippi Households and Families

Forrest County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Forrest County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78%22%
All55.1%44.9%
Male45.6%54.4%
Non Family41.5%58.5%
Female38.8%61.2%

55.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,0632.5655.1
Married10,7013.2178
Non Family10,4751.441.5
Female5,3873.4238.8
Male1,5002.9745.6

3.16

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Forrest County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0394.38%
9th to 12th Grade4,1748.96%
High School Graduate12,86527.62%
Some College10,74423.07%
Associates Degree4,3039.24%
Bachelors Degree7,28615.64%
Graduate Degree5,16811.10%

Forrest County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,60725,4849,321
Black15,72713,1402,353
Hispanic1,176872296
Multiple Races578485164
Asian436391337
Other Race16312839
Native American1143922
Islander99

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 asian people with a rate of 77.29%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,543$32,237$25,381
Less Than High School$18,596$23,456$11,405
High School Grad$22,059$26,225$16,916
Some College$26,595$36,762$20,870
Bachelors Degree$35,695$37,554$34,569
Graduate Degree$43,652$45,078$42,973

$29,543

Average Earnings

$32,237

Average Male

$25,381

Average Female

Forrest County, Mississippi Language

Forrest County, Mississippi Language by Age

Forrest County, Mississippi Language

96.64% of Forrest County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.97% of the population.

Forrest County, Mississippi Poverty

Forrest County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black26,4949,77936.91%
White41,3747,58718.34%
Hispanic2,24687438.91%
Multiple1,51051834.30%
Asian55622740.83%
Other21210951.42%
Native1815429.83%
Islander99100.00%

26.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.89%

Male Poverty Rate

28.59%

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 18.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.03%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.10%
High School24.71%
Some College19.37%
Bachelors or Greater5.86%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed49.52%
Male Unemployed45.51%
Female Employed18.18%
Male Employed13.57%

Forrest County, Mississippi Income

Forrest County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,555$53,847
Families$50,312$64,425
Married Families$67,178$81,098
Non Families$22,361$33,689

Forrest County, Mississippi Marital Status

Forrest County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.8%

Male Marriage Rate

35.6%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Forrest County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans

4,639

Number of Veterans

4,326

Male Veterans

313

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,633
First Gulf War1,073
Second Gulf War1,025
Korea434
World War II292

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,2549.03%
Black1,2926.38%
2 or More9310.50%
Hispanic191.32%

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

12.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forrest County, Mississippi Employment Status

61%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

11.9%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Forrest County, Mississippi

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Hattiesburg 457514692611752.57%
Petal10454107042502.39%
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