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Forrest County Statistics

Facts

Land area466.3 square miles
Population Density160.7 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)77,059
Population change2.8%
Under 5 years of age7%
Under 1823.2%
65 and over12.3%
Females52.2%
White60.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race3.4
Asian1%
Two or more races1.3%
Black or African American36.9%
Native American0.4%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school84%
Had a bachelor degree or higher27%
Veterans5,360

Households and Housing

Households27,822
Persons per household2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more78.9%
Median household income$36,726
The Per capita income$19,736
Live below the poverty line27.6%
Housing units32,362
Multi-unit structures25%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$117,500
Residents owning their homes56.5%

Business Facts

Total number of firms5,646
Women-owned firms24.8%
Asian-owned firms1.9%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms12.4%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$2,121,634
Retail sales per capita$26,812
Manufacturers shipments$883,448
Merchant wholesaler sales$424,129
Source US Census Data