Forrest County, Mississippi Population 2021

Forrest County, Mississippi's estimated population is 74,867 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 -0.10% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202174,867-15-0.02%
202074,882-15-0.02%
201974,897-15-0.02%
201874,912-243-0.32%
201775,155-409-0.54%
201675,564-29-0.04%
201575,593-229-0.30%
201475,822-762-0.99%
201376,5841720.23%
201276,4126220.82%
201175,7908491.13%
201074,9416,6279.70%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.02%
County Website
Founded
1908[1]
County Seat
2010 Population
74,941
Growth Since 2010
-0.10%
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Forrest County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White44,64959.35%
Black or African American27,95137.16%
Two or More Races1,5942.12%
Asian6390.85%
Some Other Race1980.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native1630.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander300.04%
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Forrest County, Mississippi Population by Race

Forrest County, Mississippi Population Pyramid $2021

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Forrest County, Mississippi Median Age

32.5


Total

31.7


Male

33.1


Female

Forrest County, Mississippi Adults

There are 57,778 adults, (9,996 of whom are seniors) in Forrest County, Mississippi.

Forrest County, Mississippi Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Forrest County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

39,502

52.51%

Male

35,722

47.49%

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
Married79.2%20.8%
All54.5%45.5%
Non Family40.5%59.5%
Female40.5%59.5%
Male38.5%61.5%

54.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forrest County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,0862.5554.5
Non Family11,0951.3440.5
Married10,2183.2679.2
Female5,4233.5440.5
Male1,3503.0538.5

3.25

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 Grade1,8673.99%
9th to 12th Grade4,0458.64%
High School Graduate12,75027.23%
Some College10,33022.06%
Associates Degree4,82910.31%
Bachelors Degree7,70816.46%
Graduate Degree5,29311.30%
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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
White28,45825,8359,602
Black16,05413,1832,380
Hispanic1,059805274
2+ Races746667346
Asian508463434
Other Race1226935
Native American7427

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 91.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 85.43%.

Forrest County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,301$32,367$26,792
Less Than 9th Grade$15,648$15,221$17,281
High School Graduate$23,622$27,612$19,022
Some College$27,764$36,347$23,320
Bachelors Degree$34,616$34,893$34,485
Graduate Degree$49,488$58,320$46,467

$30,301

Average Earnings

$32,367

Average Male

$26,792

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 2.14% of the population.

Forrest County, Mississippi Language

Forrest County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black26,5859,37435.26%
White40,8617,56318.51%
Hispanic2,13780637.72%
Multiple1,49850933.98%
Asian57230453.15%
Other19815176.26%
Native1638954.60%

25.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.37%

Male Poverty Rate

28.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forrest County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forrest County, Mississippi is Other, with 76.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forrest County, Mississippi is White, with 18.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.76%.

Forrest County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.41%
High School28.03%
Some College19.22%
Bachelors or Greater7.22%

Forrest County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed45.73%
Female Unemployed44.93%
Female Employed17.20%
Male Employed13.49%

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$39,840$56,900
Families$50,775$69,084
Married Families$70,000$84,793
Non Families$24,492$36,371
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Income by Household Type

Forrest County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.4%

Male Marriage Rate

33.4%

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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4,634

Number of Veterans

4,206

Male Veterans

428

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,696
First Gulf War1,209
Second Gulf War1,075
Korea467
World War II144

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,076
75+1,075
65 to 741,068
55 to 64889
18 to 34526

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,2709.22%
Black1,2326.07%
2+ Races13214.03%
Hispanic60.46%

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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16.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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60%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

8.1%

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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72.32%

Born in Forrest County, Mississippi

97.47%

Native Born

2.53%

Foreign Born

1.89%

Non Citizen

0.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.47% of Forrest County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 72.32% having been born in Mississippi. 1.89% 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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