In 2017, Forrest County, MS had a population of 75.8k people with a median age of 32 and a median household income of $39,555. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Forrest County, MS declined from 76,274 to 75,835, a -0.576% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,017 to $39,555, a 6.86% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Forrest County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (36.8%), White (Hispanic) (2.52%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.94%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.869%). N/A% of the people in Forrest County, MS speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Forrest County, MS are University of Southern Mississippi (3,349 degrees awarded in 2017), William Carey University (1,246 degrees), and Antonelli College-Hattiesburg (113 degrees).
The median property value in Forrest County, MS is $114,700, and the homeownership rate is 55.1%. Most people in Forrest County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Forrest County, MS is 2 cars per household.