Forrest County, Mississippi

Forrest County: County in Mississippi, United States


Forrest County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 74,934 and a population density of 62 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 75,009 inhabitants. Its county seat is Hattiesburg. The county was created 116 years ago in 1907.

Forrest County locator map
Location of Forrest County on Mississippi map.

Quick Facts about Forrest County

Population : 75,009 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Mississippi (United States)
Different from : Forest County, Forest County
Area : 1218 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.8%
Land as percent of area : 99.2%
Named for : Nathan Bedford Forrest
Altitude : 161 feet / 49 meters
Capital : Hattiesburg
Establishment : January 01, 1908
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 17:25:31 (20th April 2024)
Density : 62 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.1% (2010-2020)
Hattiesburg District Courthouse image
Hattiesburg District Courthouse
Hattiesburg District Courthouse image


Forrest County is located at 31°11'20"N 89°15'28"W (31.1888700, -89.2578600). It has 5 neighbors: Covington County, Lamar County, Pearl River County, Perry County and Stone County.

Forrest County map

The largest city of Forrest County is Hattiesburg with a population of 45,806. Other cities include and Petal population 10,692. See all Forrest County cities & populated places.

Forrest County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Forrest County.

City Name Population Title
Hattiesburg 45,806 The most populous city in Forrest County, Mississippi.
Petal 10,692 Suburb city of Hattiesburg, located in Forrest County, Mississippi

Forrest County has 5 neighbours.

  • Hattiesburg


The population of Forrest County increased by 0.1% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 74,934 - census
2011 75,790 1.13% estimation process
2012 76,412 0.81% estimation process
2013 76,584 0.22% estimation process
2014 75,822 -1% estimation process
2015 75,593 -0.3% estimation process
2016 75,564 -0.04% estimation process
2017 75,155 -0.54% estimation process
2018 74,912 -0.32% estimation process
2019 74,897 -0.02% estimation process
2020 75,009 0.15% estimation process

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People born in Forrest County (2)

People born in Forrest County, including civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer, seamstress and civil rights activist Ceola Wallace, .


Mississippi Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Hinds County 227,966 County in Mississippi, United States
Harrison County 208,801 County in Mississippi, United States
De Soto County 173,323 County in Mississippi, United States
Jackson 157,821 The capital and most populous city of Mississippi.
Rankin County 155,975 County in Mississippi, United States
Jackson County 143,802 County in Mississippi, United States
Madison County 106,871 County in Mississippi, United States
Lee County 85,466 County in Mississippi, United States
Lauderdale County 73,751 County in Mississippi, United States
Gulfport 71,438 The second most populous city in Harrison County, Mississippi.
West Gulfport 71,329 A census-designated place in Harrison County, Mississippi.
Jones County 67,993 County in South Dakota, United States
Lamar County 64,165 County in Mississippi, United States
Auburn 60,258 The most populous city in Lee County, Mississippi.
Lowndes County 58,309 County in Mississippi, United States
Southaven 56,644 The most populous city in DeSoto County, Mississippi.