Forrest County, Mississippi Population 2020

Forrest County, Mississippi's estimated population is 74,582 with a growth rate of -0.30% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Forrest County, Mississippi is the 8th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202074,582-227-0.30%
201974,809-227-0.30%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.30%
County Website
Founded
1908[1]
County Seat
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Forrest County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White44,90159.46%
Black or African American27,90036.95%
Two or More Races1,6972.25%
Asian6780.90%
Some Other Race1780.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native1320.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander310.04%
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Forrest County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

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Forrest County, Mississippi Median Age

32.4


Total

31.6


Male

33.3


Female

Forrest County, Mississippi Adults

There are 58,008 adults, (9,784 of whom are seniors) in Forrest County, Mississippi.

Forrest County, Mississippi Age Dependency

56.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Forrest County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

39,573

52.40%

Male

35,944

47.60%

Forrest County, Mississippi Households and Families

Forrest County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Forrest County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.4%20.6%
All54.7%45.3%
Male47.7%52.3%
Non Family40.2%59.8%
Female38.3%61.7%

54.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,0332.5554.7
Non Family10,8011.3840.2
Married10,3493.2679.4
Female5,4693.4438.3
Male1,4142.9347.7

3.2

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Forrest County, Mississippi Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9244.12%
9th to 12th Grade4,1668.91%
High School Graduate12,44726.63%
Some College10,79123.09%
Associates Degree4,4939.61%
Bachelors Degree7,61016.28%
Graduate Degree5,30711.35%
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Forrest County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,54725,7399,490
Black15,97113,1562,518
Hispanic1,125850296
Multiple Races631529259
Asian469418383
Other Race1238234
Native American6116

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.16%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 81.66%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,634$34,385$26,385
Less Than High School$17,386$19,951$13,614
High School Grad$24,581$30,183$19,311
Some College$27,918$38,918$21,709
Bachelors Degree$35,198$35,319$35,148
Graduate Degree$45,712$51,912$43,644

$30,634

Average Earnings

$34,385

Average Male

$26,385

Average Female

Forrest County, Mississippi Language

Forrest County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Forrest County, Mississippi Language

96.46% of Forrest County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.06% of the population.

Forrest County, Mississippi Poverty

Forrest County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black26,5489,11734.34%
White40,9487,04217.20%
Hispanic2,13997745.68%
Multiple1,57150432.08%
Asian54529654.31%
Other15611976.28%
Native1327153.79%

25.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.52%

Male Poverty Rate

27.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forrest County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forrest County, Mississippi is Other, with 76.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forrest County, Mississippi is White, with 17.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.46%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.48%
High School23.76%
Some College18.36%
Bachelors or Greater7.02%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed49.00%
Male Unemployed42.24%
Female Employed17.54%
Male Employed12.95%

Forrest County, Mississippi Income

Forrest County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,675$55,876
Families$51,182$67,625
Married Families$67,097$83,162
Non Families$23,620$35,182
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Forrest County, Mississippi Marital Status

Forrest County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.0%

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 Veterans

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4,642

Number of Veterans

4,204

Male Veterans

438

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,574
First Gulf War1,041
Second Gulf War961
Korea412
World War II239
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Age Group Veterans
75+1,092
35 to 541,047
65 to 741,046
55 to 64908
18 to 34549
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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,2579.11%
Black1,2566.19%
2 or More12913.84%
Hispanic80.59%

Forrest County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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12.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forrest County, Mississippi Employment Status

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

10.1%

Unemployment Rate

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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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72.15%

Born in Mississippi

97.24%

Native Born

2.76%

Foreign Born

1.98%

Non Citizen

0.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.24% of Forrest County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 72.15% having been born in Mississippi. 1.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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