Forrest County

Forrest County, Mississippi

630 N Main St
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: (601) 582-3213
Fax: (601) 545-6065
www.co.forrest.ms.us

In southeastern MS, southwest of Laurel; organized Apr 19, 1906 from Perry County. Name Origin: For Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-77), Confederate general often quoted as saying "Get there fustest with the mostest."

Area (sq mi):: 470.17 (land 466.58; water 3.59) Population per square mile: 160.90
Population 2005: 75,095 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 3.40%; 1990-2000 6.30% Population 2000: 72,604 (White 63.70%; Black or African American 33.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.70%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 29.70
Income 2000: per capita $15,160; median household $27,420; Population below poverty level: 22.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,337-$24,803
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.10% Median travel time to work: 21.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Hattiesburg County seat (46,442)

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    A Forrest County native and resident, Brown is a graduate of Hattiesburg High School.
    Forrest County Potawatomi Community leverages OnBase WorkView to streamline legal operations after experiencing frustrations with its legacy solution, prone to a poor user experience and slow response times.
    This two-day market is held at the Forrest County Multipurpose Center and hosts more than 100 vendors from across Mississippi as well as seven other Southern states.
    It gives you a goal, a realization that if you set that goal for yourself there's nothing holding you back," said Amanda Parker, PRCC's assistant vice president for Forrest County operations.
    They perpetuated a myth of Forrest County as a bastion of moderation in a state notorious for extremism.
    com)-- Forrest County Agriculture High School is using the B-60 Biodiesel processor as their hands-on educational tool to demonstrate how to produce renewable energy.
    The Forrest County seat of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and the adjacent town of Petal, both about 100 miles Southeast of Jackson, the state capital, bore the brunt of storms that struck less than an hour before dark, Reuters reported Sunday.
    Forrest County received a solid waste assistance grant of $12,878 that the county will use to clean up of unauthorized dump sites and for collection of white goods.
    DuPree and to the Forrest County Environmental Support Team on sampling conducted around the site in January and February.
    Located in southern Mississippi, the Forrest County School District (FCSD) consists of six schools: three K-6 elementary schools, two K-8 elementary-middle schools, and one high school (grades 9-12), all of which have been involved in the Cisco Initiative since its inception.
    Meteor in the Madhouse is a literary musical arrangement made up of five novellas that reveal family connections, mystical tales, and stories of how the Jones family made their way up from Forrest County, Mississippi to Forest County, Illinois.
    It will set some boundaries on what [strip club patrons] can or cannot do in a community," Forrest County Supervisor Johnny DuPree told Reuters earlier this year.