Forrest County, MS

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2020 Population
75,162
0.0824% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
32.4
1.25% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
25.6%
1.25% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$42,298
6.17% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$118,100
3.75% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
33,507
2.88% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Forrest County, MS had a population of 75.2k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $42,298. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Forrest County, MS declined from 75,224 to 75,162, a −0.0824% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,840 to $42,298, a 6.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Forrest County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (36.9%), White (Hispanic) (2.37%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.01%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.889%).

None of the households in Forrest County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.2% of the residents in Forrest County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Forrest County, MS are University of Southern Mississippi (3,414 degrees awarded in 2020), William Carey University (1,248 degrees), and The Academy of Hair Design Six (438674) (15 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Forrest County, MS was $118,100, and the homeownership rate was 57.9%.

Most people in Forrest County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Forrest County, MS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Forrest County, MS is home to a population of 75.2k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.49% of Forrest County, MS residents were born outside of the country (1.87k people).

In 2020, there were 1.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.7k people) in Forrest County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.78k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2020 Citizenship
98.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.2% of Forrest County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Forrest County, MS was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Forrest County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    42.7k ± 43
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    27.7k ± 468
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.78k ± 175
2.99%
Hispanic Population
2.25k people

In 2020, there were 1.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.7k people) in Forrest County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.78k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.99% of the people in Forrest County, MS are hispanic (2.25k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Forrest County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    18,827 ± 3,358 people
  2. India
    5,246 ± 1,777 people
  3. Vietnam
    4,118 ± 1,574 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 18,827 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,246 and Vietnam with 4,118.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.49%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.87k people
2.53%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.91k people

As of 2020, 2.49% of Forrest County, MS residents (1.87k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forrest County, MS was 2.53%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,442 ± 298
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,030 ± 290
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    857 ± 293

Forrest County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Forrest County, MS employs 33.5k people. The largest industries in Forrest County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,916 people), Educational Services (4,443 people), and Retail Trade (4,304 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($63,807), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,938), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,903).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,621. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

33.5k
2020 Value
± 1,598
2.88%
1 Year growth
± 6.34%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Forrest County, MS grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 32.6k employees to 33.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forrest County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,424 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,588 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,855 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forrest County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

33.5k
2020 Value
± 1,598
2.88%
1 Year growth
± 6.34%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Forrest County, MS grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 32.6k employees to 33.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forrest County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,916 people), Educational Services (4,443 people), and Retail Trade (4,304 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forrest County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Forrest County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$32,125
Median earning men ± $2,056
$22,826
Median earning women ± $1,768

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,903), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,333), and Public Administration ($46,900).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($36,560), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($29,651), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($29,008).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 703
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 616
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 454
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.31M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $555k
    Manufacturing
  3. $193k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $30.5B
  2. $25.1B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($25.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($12.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$182B
2020 Value in Mississippi
$374B
Projected 2050 Value in Mississippi
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $182B. This is expected to increase 105% to $374B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.9B
  2. $11.4B
  3. $10.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $21.9B, followed by Louisiana with $11.4B and Tennessee and $10.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Forrest County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 54.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.04%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Forrest County, MS awarded 4,692 degrees. The student population of Forrest County, MS in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 6,940 male students and 13,224 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Forrest County, MS are White (3,177 and 69.8%), followed by Black or African American (1,041 and 22.9%), Hispanic or Latino (111 and 2.44%), and Asian (97 and 2.13%).

The largest universities in Forrest County, MS by number of degrees awarded are University of Southern Mississippi (3,414 and 72.8%), William Carey University (1,248 and 26.6%), and The Academy of Hair Design Six (438674) (15 and 0.32%).

The most popular majors in Forrest County, MS are General Business Administration & Management (305 and 6.5%), Registered Nursing (264 and 5.63%), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (215 and 4.58%).

The median tuition costs in Forrest County, MS are $12,600 for private four year colleges, and $8,786 and $10,786 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Forrest County, MS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 93.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 20,164 (34.4% men and 65.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 20,164 students enrolled in Forrest County, MS, 34.4% men and 65.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,350 records, of which 64.2% were women and 35.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 176 degree-majors awarded
  2. 257 degree-majors awarded
  3. 223 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Forrest County, MS was General Biological Sciences with 176 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Forrest County, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,414 degrees awarded
  2. 1,248 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Southern Mississippi with 3,414 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,571 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Forrest County, MS, which is 0.503 times less than the 3,121 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,177 degrees mean that there were 3.05 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,041 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($12,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,050) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.876% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.697% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (691k), Some college (559k), and Secondary Education (417k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Forrest County, MS was $118,100 in 2020, which is 0.514 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $122,700 to $118,100, a 3.75% decrease. The homeownership rate in Forrest County, MS is 57.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Forrest County, MS have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Forrest County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Forrest County, MS is $42,298. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Forrest County, MS was Census Tract 101.01 with a value of $75,859, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $60,077 and $46,869.

In 2021, 18% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Forrest County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.27%.

Property

$118,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,768
$16,285
Median Property Taxes
±$1,076

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forrest County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Forrest County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

57.9%
Homeownership
2020
69.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 57.9% of the housing units in Forrest County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 101.01
  2. Census Tract 8
  3. Census Tract 3

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forrest County, MS was Census Tract 101.01 with a value of $75,859, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $60,077 and $46,869.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Forrest County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$42,298
Median Household Income
± $2,633
28.1k
Number of Households
± 1,408

In 2020, the median household income of the 28.1k households in Forrest County, MS grew to $42,298 from the previous year's value of $39,840.

The following chart displays the households in Forrest County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Forrest County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2020, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.17% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.5%)
  2. Carpooled (7.32%)
  3. Other (7.08%)

In 2020, 81.5% of workers in Forrest County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.32%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (7.08%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forrest County, MS have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.25% of the workforce in Forrest County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Forrest County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Forrest County, MS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 18% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Forrest County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.27%.

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Poverty & Diversity

25.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forrest County, MS (18.4k out of 71.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forrest County, MS is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 28.9% of the children was living in poverty in Forrest County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 8.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 196 in Forrest County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 8.47 per 100,000 population.

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86.5% of the population of Forrest County, MS has health coverage, with 38.9% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 9.31% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 2.51% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Mississippi was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Forrest County, MS see 1294 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.7% decrease from the previous year (1572 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2774 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 257 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Mississippi, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,294 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Forrest County, MS

Primary care physicians in Forrest County, MS see an average of 1,294 patients per year. This represents a 17.7% decrease from the previous year (1,572 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Forrest County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Mississippi across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 27.9% between 18 and 34 years, 33.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.5%
Uninsured
38.9%
Employer Coverage
20.7%
Medicaid
9.31%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
2.51%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forrest County, MS declined by 3.09% from 13.9% to 13.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Forrest County, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 93.4 in Forrest County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.4% in Forrest County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.4% in Forrest County, MS.

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