Forrest County MS Information


Forrest County Subdivisions

Forrest County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 77,446
Population in Households 73,887
Population in Familes 56,296
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,559
Population Density1 166
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 29,463
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 17,978
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 33,041 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,522 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,941 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,578 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $120,030
Average Home Value $159,344


Median Household Income $37,433
Average Household Income $52,035
Per Capita Income $20,453
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.2%
Households 0.39% 0.1%
Families 0.11% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Forrest County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forrest County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 90th
Population Density1 # 7 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 11 88th
Median Household Income # 24 72nd
Per Capita Income # 19 78th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.