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Forrest County, Mississippi

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Forrest County, Mississippi
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 75,036
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 75,036
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 74,928
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 74,934
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.6%
Female persons, percent
52.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
59.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
37.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
57.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 4,639
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 2.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 33,215
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 55.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $114,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,101
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $373
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $747
Building permits, 2018 99
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 28,063
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 78.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 3.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 84.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 69.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 86.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 26.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 17.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 60.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 56.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 181,019
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 873,523
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 942,371
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 574,300
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,680,206
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $47,861
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 21.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $39,555
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $20,783
Persons in poverty, percent
22.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 1,866
Total employment, 2016 32,734
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 1,273,902
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 1.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 5,342
All firms, 2012 6,473
Men-owned firms, 2012 3,322
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,443
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,773
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 4,393
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 780
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 5,173
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 160.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 466.31
FIPS Code 28035
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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