Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
Forrest MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Total 19,435   16,470   2,965 48,400  
Gender:              
Male 9,387 48.3% 7,897 47.9% 1,490 22,493 46.5%
Female 10,048 51.7% 8,573 52.1% 1,475 25,907 53.5%
Race:              
White alone 13,526 69.6% 12,114 73.6% 1,412 30,562 63.1%
Black or African American alone 4,845 24.9% 3,739 22.7% 1,106 17,321 35.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 91 0.5% 56 0.3% 35 41 0.1%
Asian alone 445 2.3% 247 1.5% 198 139 0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 0 0.0% 19 0.1% -19 0 0.0%
Some other race alone 270 1.4% 75 0.5% 195 58 0.1%
Two or more races 258 1.3% 220 1.3% 38 279 0.6%
Hispanic or Latino and race:              
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 481 2.5% 319 1.9% 162 343 0.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 13,281 68.3% 11,890 72.2% 1,391 30,382 62.8%
Other race, not Hispanic or Latino 5,673 29.2% 4,261 25.9% 1,412 17,675 36.5%
Age Groups:              
5 to 9 years 1,131 5.8% 1,238 7.5% -107 3,868 8.0%
10 to 14 years 865 4.5% 801 4.9% 64 4,004 8.3%
15 to 19 years 2,451 12.6% 918 5.6% 1,533 4,370 9.0%
20 to 24 years 6,176 31.8% 2,196 13.3% 3,980 3,444 7.1%
25 to 29 years 2,250 11.6% 3,940 23.9% -1,690 3,319 6.9%
30 to 34 years 1,431 7.4% 2,323 14.1% -892 3,091 6.4%
35 to 39 years 1,168 6.0% 1,128 6.8% 40 3,584 7.4%
40 to 44 years 926 4.8% 922 5.6% 4 4,214 8.7%
45 to 49 years 760 3.9% 680 4.1% 80 3,517 7.3%
50 to 54 years 650 3.3% 683 4.1% -33 3,118 6.4%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
Forrest MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Age Groups (continued):              
55 to 59 years 438 2.3% 385 2.3% 53 2,616 5.4%
60 to 64 years 271 1.4% 268 1.6% 3 2,030 4.2%
65 to 69 years 291 1.5% 197 1.2% 94 2,064 4.3%
70 to 74 years 194 1.0% 221 1.3% -27 1,819 3.8%
75 to 79 years 166 0.9% 185 1.1% -19 1,418 2.9%
80 to 84 years 99 0.5% 143 0.9% -44 991 2.0%
85 years and over 168 0.9% 242 1.5% -74 933 1.9%
Educational Attainment (Population age 25 years and over):
Less than 9th grade 289 3.3% 473 4.2% -184 2,355 7.2%
9th - 12th grade, no diploma 864 9.8% 801 7.1% 63 5,092 15.6%
High school graduate or equivalency 1,987 22.5% 1,865 16.5% 122 9,591 29.3%
Some college, no degree 2,363 26.8% 2,328 20.6% 35 7,231 22.1%
Associate degree 717 8.1% 595 5.3% 122 1,555 4.8%
Bachelor's degree 1,566 17.8% 3,544 31.3% -1,978 4,368 13.4%
Graduate or professional degree 1,026 11.6% 1,711 15.1% -685 2,522 7.7%
Household Types (HH population age 5 years and over):
Married-couple family HH with children under 18 4,030 25.8% 5,120 33.4% -1,090 15,500 33.1%
Married-couple family HH without children under 18 2,910 18.6% 3,430 22.4% -520 11,320 24.2%
Other family households with children under 18 2,280 14.6% 2,250 14.7% 30 9,860 21.1%
Other family households without children under 18 1,200 7.7% 630 4.1% 570 3,080 6.6%
Non-family households 5,230 33.4% 3,910 25.5% 1,320 7,040 15.0%
Household Income in 1999 (HH population age 5 years and over):
Under $25,000 7,130 45.6% 4,110 26.8% 3,020 15,970 34.1%
$25,000 to $49,999 4,660 29.8% 5,010 32.7% -350 15,600 33.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 2,220 14.2% 3,410 22.2% -1,190 8,640 18.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 810 5.2% 1,490 9.7% -680 3,240 6.9%
$100,000 to $199,999 710 4.5% 1,080 7.0% -370 2,590 5.5%
$200,000 or more 120 0.8% 220 1.4% -100 770 1.6%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
Forrest MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Income of Persons in 1999 (Population age 16 and over):
No income 2,378 13.8% 1,525 10.7% 853 5,181 13.1%
less than $4,999 4,250 24.6% 1,370 9.6% 2,880 4,756 12.0%
$5,000 - $9,999 2,848 16.5% 1,656 11.6% 1,192 6,568 16.6%
$10,000 - $14,999 1,925 11.2% 1,665 11.7% 260 5,047 12.7%
$15,000 - $19,999 1,509 8.7% 1,582 11.1% -73 3,909 9.9%
$20,000 - $24,999 1,188 6.9% 1,291 9.1% -103 3,053 7.7%
$25,000 - $34,999 1,366 7.9% 2,238 15.7% -872 4,549 11.5%
$35,000 - $49,999 889 5.2% 1,629 11.4% -740 3,393 8.6%
$50,000 - $74,999 659 3.8% 769 5.4% -110 2,025 5.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 83 0.5% 272 1.9% -189 463 1.2%
$100,000 and over 153 0.9% 251 1.8% -98 720 1.8%
Labor Force Status (Population age 16 and over):              
Employed 10,326 59.9% 9,637 67.6% 689 21,526 54.3%
Unemployed 874 5.1% 573 4.0% 301 1,856 4.7%
Armed forces 328 1.9% 317 2.2% 11 108 0.3%
Not in labor force 5,720 33.2% 3,721 26.1% 1,999 16,174 40.8%
Occupation (Employed civilian population age 16 and over):
Management, professional & related occupations :
Management business and financial 938 9.1% 1,215 12.6% -277 2,054 9.5%
Professional and related 2,257 21.9% 3,203 33.2% -946 4,329 20.1%
Service occupations :
Protective service 145 1.4% 98 1.0% 47 415 1.9%
Other service 1,847 17.9% 953 9.9% 894 3,263 15.2%
Sales & office occupations :
Sales and related 1,838 17.8% 1,254 13.0% 584 2,548 11.8%
Office and administrative support 1,395 13.5% 1,410 14.6% -15 3,102 14.4%
Farming fishing and forestry occupations 34 0.3% 57 0.6% -23 133 0.6%
Construction, extractions & maintenance occupations :
Construction and extraction 502 4.9% 313 3.2% 189 1,264 5.9%
Installation maintenance and repair 333 3.2% 210 2.2% 123 879 4.1%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
Forrest MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Occupation (continued):              
Production, transportation & material moving occupations :
Production 607 5.9% 437 4.5% 170 2,020 9.4%
Transportation and material moving 430 4.2% 487 5.1% -57 1,519 7.1%
Industry (Employed civilian population age 16 and over):
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting 48 0.5% 52 0.5% -4 249 1.2%
Mining 86 0.8% 86 0.9% 0 232 1.1%
Construction 531 5.1% 428 4.4% 103 1,322 6.1%
Manufacturing 890 8.6% 914 9.5% -24 2,717 12.6%
Wholesale trade 332 3.2% 337 3.5% -5 778 3.6%
Retail trade 1,894 18.3% 1,128 11.7% 766 2,451 11.4%
Transportation, warehousing, and utilities 227 2.2% 360 3.7% -133 1,124 5.2%
Information 279 2.7% 340 3.5% -61 395 1.8%
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 524 5.1% 642 6.7% -118 1,061 4.9%
Prof., sci., mgmt, admin. & waste mgmt services 609 5.9% 584 6.1% 25 1,240 5.8%
Educational, health, and social services 2,759 26.7% 3,023 31.4% -264 5,797 26.9%
Arts, ent., rec., accommodation, & food services 1,491 14.4% 861 8.9% 630 1,804 8.4%
Other services (except public administration) 410 4.0% 496 5.1% -86 1,336 6.2%
Public administration 246 2.4% 386 4.0% -140 1,020 4.7%
Marital Status (Population age 15 and over):              
Now married (except separated) 5,975 34.3% 6,621 45.9% -646 19,413 47.9%
Widowed 506 2.9% 631 4.4% -125 3,776 9.3%
Divorced 1,795 10.3% 1,730 12.0% 65 4,662 11.5%
Separated 357 2.0% 367 2.5% -10 957 2.4%
Never married 8,806 50.5% 5,082 35.2% 3,724 11,720 28.9%
Poverty Status in 1999 (Population for whom determined):              
Family income in 1999 below poverty level 4,869 30.8% 2,127 13.8% 2,742 8,554 18.3%
Family income in 1999 at or above poverty level 10,951 69.2% 13,293 86.2% -2,342 38,151 81.7%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
Forrest MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Nativity by Year of Entry:              
Native 18,401 94.7% 16,061 97.5% 2,340 48,024 99.2%
Foreign born, naturalized citizen: 87 0.4% 108 0.7% -21 249 0.5%
1995-2000 13 0.1% 7 0.0% 6 6 0.0%
1990-1994 6 0.0% 7 0.0% -1 32 0.1%
1980-1989 35 0.2% 10 0.1% 25 72 0.1%
1970-1979 28 0.1% 40 0.2% -12 22 0.0%
1960-1969 0 0.0% 29 0.2% -29 50 0.1%
1950-1959 5 0.0% 7 0.0% -2 37 0.1%
Before 1950 0 0.0% 8 0.0% -8 30 0.1%
Foreign born, non-U.S. citizen: 947 4.9% 301 1.8% 646 127 0.3%
1995-2000 669 3.4% 26 0.2% 643 48 0.1%
1990-1994 111 0.6% 176 1.1% -65 50 0.1%
1980-1989 120 0.6% 56 0.3% 64 9 0.0%
1970-1979 29 0.1% 28 0.2% 1 3 0.0%
1960-1969 18 0.1% 15 0.1% 3 5 0.0%
1950-1959 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 12 0.0%
Before 1950 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
Tenure and Group Quarters:              
Owner-occupied housing unit 5,920 30.5% 7,610 46.2% -1,690 34,710 71.7%
Renter-occupied housing unit 9,720 50.0% 7,720 46.9% 2,000 12,080 25.0%
Group quarters 3,790 19.5% 1,140 6.9% 2,650 1,610 3.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, Migration DVD, issued October 2003.
Notes: Universe is the population 5 years and over unless otherwise stated. Net migration is equal to in-migration minus out-migration. Non-movers did
not change county of residence, but may have changed housing location within the same county.
Prepared by the Policy Research Institute, The University of Kansas, email: pri@ku.edu