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Lamar County

Population in 2010: 5,909. Population change since 2000: -6.3%
Males: 2,757  (46.7%)
Females: 3,152  (53.3%)

Median resident age:  28.9 years
Mississippi median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 39402.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $41,137 (it was $34,663 in 2000)
West Hattiesburg:

$41,137
Mississippi:

$36,919
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $22,537

West Hattiesburg CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $145,620 (it was $84,700 in 2000)
West Hattiesburg:

$145,620
Mississippi:

$99,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $155,491; Detached houses: $186,630; Townhouses or other attached units: $173,493; In 2-unit structures: $104,297; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,433; Mobile homes: $28,454; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $35,434

Median gross rent in 2011: $792.

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  • White alone - 2,870 (48.6%)
  • Black alone - 2,485 (42.1%)
  • Hispanic - 291 (4.9%)
  • Asian alone - 155 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 81 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 21 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Hattiesburg: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (10.2%), Irish (10.1%), German (6.9%), United States (5.4%), French (3.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 7.07 square miles.

Population density: 836 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in West Hattiesburg:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Hattiesburg CDP:

  • Never married: 37.1%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

177 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 1.0% Asia, 0.6% Latin America).

This place:  2.8%
Mississippi:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,095 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $978 (0.7%)

West Hattiesburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulfport, MS (65.9 miles , pop. 71,127).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (101.9 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (374.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Hattiesburg, MS (1.9 miles ), Petal, MS (2.6 miles ), Sumrall, MS (3.5 miles ), Purvis, MS (3.5 miles ), Seminary, MS (4.3 miles ), New Augusta, MS (4.6 miles ), Ellisville, MS (4.7 miles ), Lumberton, MS (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 31.32 N, Longitude: 89.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,490 (-23.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 386 (12.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 601

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Average climate in West Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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Tornado activity:

West Hattiesburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 223% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/28/1987, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the West Hattiesburg place 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Hattiesburg-area historical earthquake activity is below Mississippi state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.4 miles away from West Hattiesburg center
On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/2008 at 18:39:14, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lamar County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near West Hattiesburg:

  • WESLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 2 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • FORREST GENERAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)

Amtrak station near West Hattiesburg:

  • 5 miles: 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Hattiesburg:

  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 3 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; Full-time enrollment: 12,146)
  • William Carey University (about 5 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 2,298)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 22 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 4,027)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 35 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,893)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 40 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 6,824)
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College (about 73 miles; Wesson, MS; FT enrollment: 3,079)
  • East Central Community College (about 79 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,155)

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Notable locations in West Hattiesburg: Shadow Ridge Golf Club (A), The Windham House of Hattiesburg Nursing Home Center (B), Hattiesburg Fire Department Station 8 (C), Northeast Lamar Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Hattiesburg include: Westover Baptist Church (A), West Lake United Methodist Church (B), West Point Baptist Church (C), Main Street Baptist Church (D), New Bethel Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Magnolia Memorial Gardens (1), Forest Memorial Park (2), Hartfield Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lairds Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Lamar County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.2. This is about average.
City:

36.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 15.0%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.3% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  58.1%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.2%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Hattiesburg, MS

71 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
135 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere in 2000

West Hattiesburg compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


West Hattiesburg travel time to work - commute


West Hattiesburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (82%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for West Hattiesburg (based on Lamar County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.91%
Here43.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaInterstate and Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptist AssociationCatholic Church
Adherents62.0%11.3%10.0%6.1%5.3%
Congregations34.5%20.0%10.9%14.5%1.8%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Muslim EstimateAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents2.2%1.5%1.0%0.4%0.4%
Congregations1.8%5.5%1.8%1.8%7.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Lamar County:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Lamar County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Lamar County:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.9%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.7%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lamar County:

15.9%
Mississippi:

14.4%

13.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,989 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.89%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($379 average AGI)
Lamar County:

0.12%
Mississippi average:

0.09%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Forrest County, MS  4.05% ($32,317 average AGI)
from Harrison County, MS  0.67% ($38,092)
from Marion County, MS  0.41% ($31,400)


11.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,431 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.54%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($111 average AGI)
Lamar County:

0.07%
Mississippi average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Forrest County, MS  3.73% ($33,565 average AGI)
to Marion County, MS  0.45% ($26,703)
to Jones County, MS  0.33% ($37,064)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Hattiesburg:

  • WBKH (950 AM; 5 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN AIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFOR (1400 AM; 1 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WORV (1580 AM; 1 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CIRCUIT BROADCASTING CO.)
  • 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.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WIGG (1420 AM; 5 kW; WIGGINS, MS; Owner: TRALYN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Hattiesburg:

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

TV broadcast stations around West Hattiesburg:

  • W47BP (Channel 47; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR ED. TV.)
  • WHLT (Channel 22; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$150,52216$158,61963$143,8955$41,30015$103,1832$17,950
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$166,3906$147,2800$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$103,9903$79,64319$147,3614$16,2802$139,2751$54,970
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$85,1754$178,95313$149,1691$23,2702$100,1550$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$192,0150$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$215,9052$194,985
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$199,5701$229,770
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.00

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