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Population (year 2000): 44,779. Estimated population in July 2005: 47,176 (+5.4% change)
Males: 20,612 (46.0%), Females: 24,167 (54.0%)

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Median resident age: 27.1 years
Median household income: $24,409 (year 2000)
Median house value: $66,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Hattiesburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (49.3%)
  • Black (47.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (9.5%), Irish (6.6%), English (6.2%), German (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%), French (2.5%).

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Elevation: 161 feet

Land area: 49.3 square miles

Hattiesburg,

For population 25 years and over in Hattiesburg

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hattiesburg city

  • Never married: 44.3%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

2.6% Foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -453 (-1.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MS Gulfport, (65.2 miles pop. 71,127).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Orleans, LA New (106.2 miles pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (431.0 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Hattiesburg, MS (4.1 miles West MS (4.2 miles Petal, MS (13.8 miles Purvis, MS (17.8 miles Sumrall, Augusta, MS (20.5 miles New MS (21.0 miles Ellisville, MS (21.4 miles Seminary, MS (23.8 miles Lumberton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 50 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 1997: 63 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 1998: 73 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 1999: 75 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2000: 119 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 2001: 93 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 2002: 96 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2003: 83 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2004: 103 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2005: 94 buildings, average cost: $210,800

Latitude: 31.32 N, Longitude: 89.31 W

Area code: 601


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (29.4%), Retail trade (15.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.0%), Manufacturing (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +17,845 (+39.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 14,969 (77.2%)


 

Crime in Hattiesburg by Year

Type 2001 2002 2004
Murders 6 10 3
    per 100,000 13.4 22.3 6.7
Rapes 20 17 12
    per 100,000 44.7 38.0 26.8
Robberies 72 149 72
    per 100,000 160.8 332.7 160.8
Assaults 48 63 58
    per 100,000 107.2 140.7 129.5
Burglaries 644 770 719
    per 100,000 1438.2 1719.6 1605.7
Thefts 2,019 2,358 2,091
    per 100,000 4508.8 5265.9 4669.6
Auto thefts 168 159 144
    per 100,000 375.2 355.1 321.6
412.0 524.9 416.5


Average climate in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hattiesburg,

Hattiesburg-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 146% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/28/1987, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Hattiesburg city center killed 6 people and injured 350 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1982, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Adrian Mayes - 2005 NFL player (Arizona Cardinals, born: Nov 17, 1980), Dustan Mohr - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Colorado Rockies, born: Jun 19, 1976), Grant Williams - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: May 10, 1974), Joey Gathright - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Tampa Bay Devil Rays, born: Apr 27, 1981), Walter Young - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Baltimore Orioles, born: Feb 18, 1980), Martin Hankins - College football player (Memphis Tigers), Terry Bryant - College basketball player (SE Louisiana Lions).


Hospitals/medical centers in Hattiesburg:
  • FORREST GENERAL HOSPITAL (6051 US HIGHWAY 49)
  • WESLEY MEDICAL CENTER (5001 W HARDY ST BOX 1331)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Hattiesburg:
  • SOUTH MISSISSIPPI STATE HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; PURVIS, MS)
  • STONE COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; WIGGINS, MS)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL REG MED CTR (about 29 miles; LAUREL, MS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hattiesburg:
  • HATTIESBURG-LAUREL REGIONAL (about 11 miles; HATTIESBURG/LAUREL, MS; ID: PIB)
  • GULFPORT-BILOXI INTL (about 66 miles; GULFPORT, MS; ID: GPT)
  • STENNIS INTL (about 66 miles; BAY ST LOUIS, MS; ID: HSA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Hattiesburg:
  • BOBBY L CHAIN MUNI (about 7 miles; HATTIESBURG, MS; ID: HBG)
  • I H BASS JR MEMORIAL (about 25 miles; LUMBERTON, MS; ID: 4R1)
  • RICHTON-PERRY COUNTY (about 26 miles; RICHTON, MS; ID: M59)

Amtrak station:
HATTIESBURG (308 NEWMAN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 76 $122,456 $19,335 15 $15,870
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $15,522 $31,044 1 $976
Natural Resources 5 $7,317 $17,560 0 $0
Water Supply 43 $72,785 $20,312 0 $0
Transit 14 $24,606 $21,090 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 6 $8,413 $16,826 4 $3,115
Other Government Administration 44 $113,505 $30,955 2 $1,173
Financial Administration 26 $60,354 $27,855 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 25 $44,138 $21,186 3 $1,984
Police Protection - Officers 113 $349,597 $37,125 0 $0
Police - Other 54 $91,508 $20,335 19 $11,809
Firefighters 109 $287,295 $31,628 0 $0
Fire - Other 6 $11,610 $23,220 0 $0
Streets and Highways 109 $194,613 $21,425 0 $0
Airports 3 $5,398 $21,592 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 68 $93,249 $16,455 0 $0
Sewerage 26 $42,872 $19,787 0 $0
Totals for Government 733 $1,545,238 $25,297 44 $34,927


Colleges/Universities in Hattiesburg:
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (Full-time enrollment: 12,541; Location: 2701 HARDY ST BOX 5001; Public; Website: WWW.USM.EDU; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • WILLIAM CAREY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,869; Location: 498 TUSCAN AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wmcarey.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • ANTONELLI COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 178; Location: 1500 N 31ST AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: antonellic.com)
  • JOHNS COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL (Location: 102 BROAD ST; Private, for-profit)
  • PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FORREST COUNTY CTR (Location: 5448 US HWY 49 S; Public; Website: www.prcc.cc.ms.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Hattiesburg:
  • JONES COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 20 miles; ELLISVILLE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 4,072)
  • PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; POPLARVILLE, MS; FT enrollment: 2,433)
  • MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; PERKINSTON, MS; FT enrollment: 6,329)
  • MERIDIAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 82 miles; MERIDIAN, MS; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA (about 90 miles; MOBILE, AL; FT enrollment: 9,082)
  • JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 92 miles; JACKSON, MS; FT enrollment: 5,955)
  • BISHOP STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 97 miles; MOBILE, AL; FT enrollment: 2,758)
Public high schools in Hattiesburg:
  • OAK GROVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,133; Location: 5198 OLD HIGHWAY11; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BLAIR CENTER HATTIESBURG HIGH (Students: 906; Location: 301 HUTCHINSON AVE; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • NORTH FORREST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 425; Location: 693 EATONVILLE ROAD; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high schools in Hattiesburg:
  • PRESBYTERIAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 637; Location: 3901 LINCOLN ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CENTRAL BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: 35 P D FREEMAN RD; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Hattiesburg:
  • OAK GROVE LOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,345; Location: 70 LEAF LANE; Grades: KG - 03)
  • OAK GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 944; Location: 2543 OLD HWY.24; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • N R BURGER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 728; Location: 174 WSF TATUM DRIVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • OAK GROVE UPPER ELEMENTARY (Students: 634; Location: 2543 OLD HIGHWAY 24; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • DIXIE ATTENDANCE CENTER (Students: 583; Location: 790 ELKS LAKE ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • THAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 563; Location: 2900 JAMESTOWN ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ROWAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 446; Location: 500 MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 443; Location: 2207 W 7TH STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • BURNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 442; Location: 901 IDA AVENUE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WOODLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 421; Location: 2006 O FERRELL ST; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Hattiesburg:
  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 326; Location: 608 SOUTHERN AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FIRST PRESBYTERIAN KINDERGARTE (Students: 90; Location: 4901 HARD STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MONTESSORI CHILDRENS HOUSE (Students: 36; Location: 323 S 23RD AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Hattiesburg:
  • THE LIBRARY OF HATTIESBURG, PETAL & FORREST C (Operating income: $1,497,203; Location: 329 HARDY STREET; 135,982 books; 3,351 audio materials; 7,751 video materials; 275 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Hattiesburg: Hattlesburg Country Club (A), McCain Library (B), Hattiesburg City Hall (C), I. E. Rouse Library (D), Forrest County Courthouse (E), Joseph Cook Library (F).

Shopping Centers: University Mall Shopping Center (1), Broadacres Shopping Center (2), Cloverleaf Mall Shopping Center (3), Hardy Street Mart Shopping Center (4), Lincoln Road Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Hattiesburg include: Saint John Lutheran Church (A), Saint James Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (C), Bouie Street Baptist Church (D), Rock of Ages Missionary Baptist Church (E), Broad Street United Methodist Church (F), River Avenue Baptist Church (G), Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: B'nai Israel Cemetery (1), Pine Ridge Cemetery (2), Jones Cemetery (3), Enon Cemetery (4), Roseland Park Cemetery (5), Riverview Cemetery (6), Oaklawn Cemetery (7).

Lake: Owens Bluff Lake (A).

Creeks: Providence Creek (A), Burketts Creek (B), Mineral Creek (C), Greens Creek (D).

Parks in Hattiesburg include: Pineview Park (1), Eureka Playground (2), Jaycee Park (3), M M Roberts Stadium (4), Kamper Park (5).

Post office: (A).  


Hattiesburg compared to Mississippi state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Hattiesburg:
  • WFOR (1400 AM; 1 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBKH (950 AM; 5 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN AIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WORV (1580 AM; 1 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CIRCUIT BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WIGG (1420 AM; 5 kW; WIGGINS, MS; Owner: TRALYN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hattiesburg:
  • WJMG (92.1 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CIRCUIT B/CTING CO. OF HATTIESBURG)
  • WAII (89.3 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WUSM-FM (88.5 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI)
  • WXRR (104.5 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZLD (106.3 FM; PETAL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUSW (103.7 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQID-LP (105.3 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: HATTIESBURG URBAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION)
  • W216BA (91.1 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC)
  • WBBN (95.9 FM; TAYLORSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKNZ (107.1 FM; COLLINS, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXI (98.1 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: RAINEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WFMM (97.3 FM; SUMRALL, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • W249AO (97.7 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: JOHN S LA TOUR D/B/A J & J BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Hattiesburg:
  • WHLT (Channel 22; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W47BP (Channel 47; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR ED. TV.)
  • W32CN (Channel 32; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDAM-TV (Channel 7; LAUREL, MS; Owner: WDAM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W69DJ (Channel 69; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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