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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    PRCC President William Lewis says the grant will fund new student success centers at the Poplarville campus and the Forrest County Center.
    In Forrest County, Petal, a sister city of Hattiesburg, was given its name at the suggestion of Mrs.
    17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier today, Octavios Hillard, Kenneth White, Roy Stewart, and Clayton Harris were convicted of criminal animal cruelty before Forrest County Justice Court judge Gay Polk-Payton for viciously beating, kicking, punching, and dragging animals.
    Your May/June issue put the spotlight on Brooklyn, the Della Pearce Gillis Library, and Forrest County Agricultural High School (FCAHS)--all a part of my youth.
    Boardwalk HP Storage operates seven high deliverability salt dome natural gas storage caverns in Forrest County, Mississippi, having approximately 29 Bcf of total storage capacity, of which approximately 19 Bcf is working gas capacity.
    Petal and Hattiesburg operate seven high deliverability salt dome natural gas storage caverns in Forrest County, Mississippi, having approximately 29 Bcf of total storage capacity, of which approximately 19 Bcf is working gas capacity.
    Together, the state of Mississippi, Forrest County, and the city of Hattiesburg offer a business-friendly location with a strong resource base for manufacturing," said Chet Farris, Stion's President and CEO.
    NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings has published a report on Forrest County General Hospital, MS 2010 General Revenue Bonds.
    Thompson helped facilitate the AHP grant through FHLB Dallas for Pine Belt, and said the project will make a tremendous difference in the options local veterans have to find mental and physical rehabilitation in Forrest County.
    NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A' rating to the approximately $70 million series 2010A and 2010B revenue bonds to be issued by the Mississippi Hospital Equipment and Facilities Authority on behalf of Forrest County General Hospital (FCGH).
    The grant will assist in IDS's efforts to provide down payment and closing cost assistance to qualified, special needs homebuyers in Forrest County, Mississippi.
    nCourt first became available in Forrest County in November of 2008, followed by Lauderdale and Desoto Counties.