Forrest County MS Information


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  1. Forrest County 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forForrest County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Forrest County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 75,838
Population in Households 72,589
Population in Familes 55,169
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,249
Population Density2 163
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $40,834
Average Household Income $56,415
Per Capita Income $22,170


Total Housing Units 33,243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,805 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,170 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,268 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $127,285
Average Home Value $163,274


Total Households 28,975
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 17,633
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.15% -0.08%
Households 0.1% -0.15%
Families -0.15% -0.32%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.35%


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, 2018 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 # 18 79th
Per Capita Income # 20 77th

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