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Forrest County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 466.3 square miles
Population Density 160.7 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 77,059
Population change 2.8%
Under 5 years of age 7%
Under 18 23.2%
65 and over 12.3%
Females 52.2%
White 60.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3.4
Asian 1%
Two or more races 1.3%
Black or African American 36.9%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 84%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 27%
Veterans 5,360
Households and Housing
Households 27,822
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 78.9%
Median household income $36,726
The per capita income $19,736
Live below the poverty line. 27.6%
housing units 32,362
Multi-unit structures 25%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $117,500
Residents owning their homes. 56.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 5,646
Women-owned firms 24.8%
Asian-owned firms 1.9%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 12.4%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $2,121,634
Retail sales per capita $26,812
Manufacturers shipments $883,448
Merchant wholesaler sales $424,129