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Forrest County, Mississippi

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Population:

  • Total Population: 72,604
  • Males: 34,398
  • Females: 38,206

Ethnicity:

  • White: 46,101
  • Black/African American: 24,208
  • Hispanic: 880
  • Native American/Eskimo: 125
  • Asian: 626
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 7
  • Other: 128
  • 2 or more: 529

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (65,070)
  2. Spanish (1,435)
  3. French (230)
  4. Vietnamese (165)
  5. German (160)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 1,456

  1. Mexico (211)
  2. Germany (137)
  3. Vietnam (129)
  4. Japan (109)
  5. Philippines (99)
  6. United Kingdom (87)
  7. China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (43)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (31,676)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (7,518)
  3. Catholic Church (5,110)
  4. Presbyterian Church in America (1,389)
  5. Episcopal Church (1,138)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 27,523
    • Sensory: 3,097
    • Physical: 6,970
    • Mental: 4,120
    • Self-care: 2,115
    • Go outside home: 5,108
    • Employment: 6,211

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 1,008

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 27,183
    • Utility gas: 10,740
    • Bottled or LP gas: 2,046
    • Electricity: 14,001
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 58
    • Coal or Coke: 5
    • Wood: 162
    • Solar Energy: 0
    • Other fuel: 30
    • No fuel used: 141

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 46,086
    • No vehicle: 3,038
    • 1 or more vehicle: 43,048

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 378
    • No High School: 2,266
    • Some High School: 5,956
    • High School: 11,578
    • Some College: 9,594
    • Associate's Degree: 2,272
    • College Degree: 5,934
    • Master's Degree: 2,282
    • Professional Degree: 614
    • Doctoral Degree: 652

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 27,183
    • Owners with phone: 15,831
    • Owners without phone: 589
    • Renters with phone: 9,508
    • Renters without phone: 1,255

    10 closest counties:

    1. Lamar County, Mississippi
    2. Perry County, Mississippi
    3. Jones County, Mississippi
    4. Covington County, Mississippi
    5. Stone County, Mississippi
    6. Marion County, Mississippi
    7. Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
    8. Pearl River County, Mississippi
    9. Greene County, Mississippi
    10. Wayne County, Mississippi

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    39401, 39402, 39403, 39404, 39406, 39407, 39425, 39465

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WUSM-FM (88.5 FM) HATTIESBURG, MS
    • WJMG (92.1 FM) HATTIESBURG, MS
    • WGDQ (93.1 FM) HATTIESBURG, MS
    • WZLD (106.3 FM) PETAL, MS
    • WAZO (107.5 FM) HATTIESBURG, MS
    • WHSY (950 AM) HATTIESBURG, MS
    • WORV (1580 AM) HATTIESBURG, MS
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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