In 2021, Forrest County, MS had a population of 77.7k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $45,780. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Forrest County, MS grew from 75,162 to 77,743, a 3.43% increase and its median household income grew from $42,298 to $45,780, a 8.23% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Forrest County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (36.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.32%), White (Hispanic) (1.77%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.796%).
None of the households in Forrest County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
98.3% of the residents in Forrest County, MS are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Forrest County, MS are University of Southern Mississippi (3,570 degrees awarded in 2021), William Carey University (1,344 degrees), and Unlimited Cosmetology School (33 degrees).
In 2021, the median property value in Forrest County, MS was $129,600, and the homeownership rate was 57.8%.
Most people in Forrest County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Forrest County, MS was 2 cars per household.