Forrest County, Mississippi 

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Population

75,835

+2.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.9%

Median Income

$36,538

Median Home Price

$127,800

United States / Mississippi / No Metro Area / Forrest County / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Forrest County, Mississippi

Small city - Southeast Mississippi, about midway between Jackson and the Gulf Coast. October, April and May are the most pleasant months in Forrest County, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Historic interest
Cost of living
Healthcare
Cons
Summer heat
Arts & culture
Air service
 $225,000 
17 Laura Beth Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 2225 SqFt
 $49,000 
117 N Railroad St
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1474 SqFt
 $200,000 
905 Sioux Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 2004 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Hattiesburg Metro Area

Hattiesburg, the state’s second largest city, is definitely Old South, with well-preserved historic homes and a typical Southern town core with shaded streets. The economy is tied to the forest-products industry, and although it has diversified somewhat from that base with a variety of manufacturing activities, employment is still a concern. The University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey College lend some college-town flavor. The city is also positioning itself as a good retirement destination.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Mississippi
County: Forrest County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Hattiesburg, Petal, 4 total
Zip Codes: 39401 39402 39465 39406 39425
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 150 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Forrest County is 5.9% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Forrest County jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Forrest County's cost of living is 18.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Forrest County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
October, April and May are the most pleasant months in Forrest County, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Forrest county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Forrest County's population is 75,835 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 2.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Forrest County is $127,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.3%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Forrest County public schools spend $9,836 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Forrest County. More Education



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ZIP CODES IN FORREST COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
39401 39402 39465 39406 39425

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NEW LISTINGS IN FORREST
$225,000
17 Laura Beth Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$49,000
117 N Railroad St
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$200,000
905 Sioux Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$209,900
112 Sun Cir
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$169,900
111 Smith St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$159,900
1108 Lake Estates Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$159,900
106 Fairview Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2

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