Forrest County, Mississippi Population 2022

Forrest County, Mississippi's estimated population is 74,852 with a growth rate of -0.02% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Forrest County, Mississippi is the 9th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 Population was 74,941 and has seen a growth of -0.12% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
191020,7220.00%
192021,2385162.49%
193030,1158,87741.80%
194034,9014,78615.89%
195045,05510,15429.09%
196052,7227,66717.02%
197057,8495,1279.72%
198066,0188,16914.12%
199068,3142,2963.48%
201074,9416,6279.70%
201175,7908491.13%
201276,4126220.82%
201376,5841720.23%
201475,822-762-0.99%
201575,593-229-0.30%
201675,564-29-0.04%
201775,155-409-0.54%
201874,912-243-0.32%
201974,897-15-0.02%
202074,882-15-0.02%
202174,867-15-0.02%
202274,852-15-0.02%
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Forrest County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White44,53259.25%
Black or African American27,71536.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native2080.28%
Asian6830.91%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander430.06%
Some Other Race2960.39%
Two or More Races1,6852.24%
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Forrest County, Mississippi Population by Race

Forrest County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2022

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Forrest County, Mississippi Median Age

32.5


Total

31.8


Male

33.2


Female

Forrest County, Mississippi Adults

There are 57,732 adults, (10,246 of whom are seniors) in Forrest County, Mississippi.

Forrest County, Mississippi Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Forrest County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

39,365

52.37%

Male

35,797

47.63%

Forrest County, Mississippi Population by Age

Forrest County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Forrest County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.1%15.9%
All57.9%42.1%
Non Family42.4%57.6%
Female39.1%60.9%
Male38.3%61.7%

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forrest County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,1162.5557.9
Married10,9923.1784.1
Male1,2483.1338.3
Female5,3123.4839.1
Non Family10,5641.3642.4

3.18

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Forrest County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5113.22%
9th to 12th Grade3,8788.27%
High School Graduate12,16425.94%
Some College11,21723.92%
Associates Degree5,12810.93%
Bachelors Degree7,47315.93%
Graduate Degree5,52711.79%
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Forrest County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forrest County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian417360347
White28,49926,3399,889
2+ Races842799281
Hispanic1,060830260
Other Race1668739
Black16,03113,2262,265
Native American13028

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 94.89%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 83.21%.

Forrest County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,722$35,307$26,307
Less Than 9th Grade$20,803$21,104$
High School Graduate$26,456$31,793$22,243
Some College$25,939$35,680$21,891
Bachelors Degree$36,471$38,299$34,489
Graduate Degree$48,929$63,036$45,336

$30,722

Average Earnings

$35,307

Average Male

$26,307

Average Female

Forrest County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forrest County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Forrest County, Mississippi Language

96.43% of Forrest County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.19% of the population.

Forrest County, Mississippi Language

Forrest County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander88100.00%
Asian59227145.78%
Native2087837.50%
Hispanic2,16480337.11%
Black26,4689,55336.09%
White40,8757,16617.53%
Other147NaN%
Multiple1,55853234.15%

25.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.06%

Male Poverty Rate

28.99%

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 Multiple, with 34.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.84%.

Forrest County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.94%
High School26.92%
Some College21.95%
Bachelors or Greater6.21%

Forrest County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed13.40%
Male Unemployed37.74%
Female Employed18.92%
Female Unemployed55.93%

Forrest County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forrest County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,298$59,330
Families$51,933$71,914
Married Families$70,757$89,179
Non Families$24,961$36,234
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Income by Household Type

Forrest County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Forrest County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Forrest County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Forrest County, Mississippi Marital Status

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4,245

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,030
First Gulf War1,216
Vietnam1,631
Korea429
World War II50

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34457
35 to 541,193
55 to 64733
65 to 741,014
75+848

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9488.34%
Black1,1425.67%
Asian142.10%
Other Race83.21%
2+ Races13313.39%
Hispanic322.41%

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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16.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Forrest County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Forrest County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Forrest County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.95%

Born in Forrest County, Mississippi

97.51%

Native Born

2.49%

Foreign Born

1.78%

Non Citizen

0.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.51% of Forrest County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 72.95% having been born in Mississippi. 1.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Forrest County, Mississippi Place of Birth

  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

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