Forrest County MS Information


Forrest County Subdivisions

Forrest County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 75,662
Daytime Population: Workers 48,073
Daytime Population: Residents 39,610
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 87,683
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 72,413
Population in Familes 55,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,249
Population Density2 162
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $37,543
Average Household Income $53,132
Per Capita Income $21,027


Total Housing Units 33,011 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,938 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,131 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,942 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $124,293
Average Home Value $159,372


Total Households 29,069
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 17,733
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.13% -0.1%
Households 0.15% -0.14%
Families -0.1% -0.3%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.76%


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, 2017 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 Density # 7 93rd
Diversity Index # 10 88th
Median Household Income # 29 66th
Per Capita Income # 20 77th

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