Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 46,377 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.6%
 
Males: 21,826  (47.1%)
Females: 24,551  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

28.7 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39406.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,734 (it was $24,409 in 2000)
Hattiesburg:

$37,734
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,252 (it was $15,102 in 2000)

Hattiesburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $132,314 (it was $65,400 in 2000)
Hattiesburg:

$132,314
MS:

$120,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $736.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hattiesburg: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 36.8%
(26.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.0% for Black residents, 58.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 46.3% for other race residents, 44.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Hattiesburg, MS (2017)
    • 25,25754.0%Black alone
    • 18,94040.5%White alone
    • 1,3002.8%Hispanic
    • 7921.7%Two or more races
    • 5381.2%Asian alone
    • 960.2%American Indian alone
    • 150.03%Other race alone
    • 70.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Hattiesburg detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 195 registered sex offenders living in Hattiesburg, Mississippi as of November 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hattiesburg is 240 to 1.


Crime rates in Hattiesburg by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(10.7)
10
(21.3)
2
(4.1)
5
(9.5)
4
(7.5)
5
(10.7)
4
(8.4)
11
(23.0)
6
(12.7)
8
(17.0)
3
(6.4)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
21
(44.9)
18
(38.3)
21
(43.4)
19
(36.0)
9
(16.8)
13
(27.8)
43
(90.4)
21
(43.8)
16
(33.8)
10
(21.3)
9
(19.1)
20
(43.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
75
(160.5)
125
(265.9)
135
(279.0)
66
(125.2)
62
(115.5)
66
(141.2)
46
(96.7)
40
(83.5)
34
(71.9)
52
(110.6)
43
(91.3)
21
(45.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
74
(158.3)
73
(155.3)
76
(157.1)
46
(87.3)
40
(74.5)
34
(72.8)
64
(134.6)
53
(110.6)
49
(103.6)
77
(163.8)
75
(159.2)
51
(109.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
747
(1,598)
816
(1,736)
596
(1,232)
460
(872.6)
434
(808.5)
375
(802.6)
442
(929.6)
398
(830.4)
606
(1,281)
374
(795.6)
347
(736.5)
N/A
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,889
(4,042)
1,694
(3,604)
1,821
(3,764)
1,857
(3,523)
1,809
(3,370)
2,183
(4,672)
2,224
(4,677)
2,291
(4,780)
2,350
(4,967)
2,292
(4,876)
1,645
(3,491)
1,591
(3,424)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
182
(389.5)
267
(568.0)
171
(353.4)
91
(172.6)
74
(137.9)
110
(235.4)
90
(189.3)
71
(148.1)
57
(120.5)
86
(183.0)
121
(256.8)
156
(335.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
13
(27.8)
20
(42.5)
16
(33.1)
4
(7.6)
6
(11.2)
3
(6.4)
3
(6.3)
2
(4.2)
3
(6.3)
3
(6.4)
3
(6.4)
4
(8.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)441.9495.1423.2318.6280.3362.5412.4389.3392.6382.4299.0286.1

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City-data.com crime index in Hattiesburg, MS

Crime rate in Hattiesburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 177 (104 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Mississippi average:

0.93
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Ancestries: American (7.9%), English (3.2%), Irish (3.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), German (2.5%), Scottish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1884

Elevation: 161 feet

Land area: 49.3 square miles.

Population density: 941 people per square mile   (low).

Hattiesburg, Mississippi map

1,946 residents are foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 0.6% Europe, 0.4% Africa).

This city:

4.2%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,361 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,269 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulfport, MS (64.7 miles , pop. 71,127).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (103.1 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (377.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Glendale, MS (1.8 miles ),
West Hattiesburg, MS (1.9 miles ),
Petal, MS (1.9 miles ),
Arnold Line, MS (2.0 miles ),
Rawls Springs, MS (2.4 miles ),
Purvis, MS (3.7 miles ),
Sumrall, MS (4.0 miles ),
New Augusta, MS (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 31.32 N, Longitude: 89.31 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Hub City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +25,240 (+54.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 16,146 (78.1%)

Area code: 601

Distribution of median household income in Hattiesburg, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hattiesburg, MS in 2017
Hattiesburg satellite photo by USGS

Hattiesburg tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 141 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2007: 207 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 2008: 169 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 2009: 48 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2010: 28 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $188,700
  • 2013: 39 buildings, average cost: $378,800
  • 2014: 39 buildings, average cost: $378,800
  • 2015: 93 buildings, average cost: $36,400
  • 2016: 69 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 2017: 59 buildings, average cost: $238,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Hattiesburg, MS residents
Average permit cost in Hattiesburg, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Hattiesburg, MS
Historical housing units in Hattiesburg, MS
Most common industries in Hattiesburg, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.5%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Construction (3.6%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.5%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.2%)
  • Health care (15.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Hattiesburg, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (6.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)

Average climate in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.8. This is about average.

City:

71.8
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.48. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.48
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Hattiesburg-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 114% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/28/1987, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.2 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hattiesburg-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 121.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 247.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 386.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 187.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 122.5 miles away from Hattiesburg center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 187.0 miles away from Hattiesburg center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Forrest County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hattiesburg topographic map

Hospitals in Hattiesburg:

  • ASERACARE HOSPICE-HATTIESBURG, LLC (6158 US HIGHWAY 49 #18)
  • CAMELLIA HOSPICE (133 MAYFAIR ROAD)
  • DEACONESS HOSPICE (108 LUNDY LANE, P O BOX 15788)
  • FORREST GENERAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 6051 US HIGHWAY 49)
  • HOSPICE AGENCY OF HHA MULTI CO (PO BOX 3409)
  • PROVIDENCE HOSPICE, SOUTH, LLC (310 CAHAL STREET)
  • SOUTH MISSISSIPPI HH HOSPICE (PO BOX 888)
  • SOUTHERNCARE HATTIESBURG (4700 HARDY STREET SUITE Y)
  • WESLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 5001 W HARDY ST)

Nursing Homes in Hattiesburg:

  • BEDFORD ALZHEIMER'S CARE CENTER, LLC (300 B CAHAL STREET)
  • BEDFORD CARE CENTER OF HATTIES (#10 MEDICAL BOULEVARD)
  • BEDFORD CARE CTR-MONROE HALL (300 CAHAL STREET)
  • CONTINUING CARE CENTER (P O BOX 16389)
  • HATTIESBURG HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (514 BAY STREET)
  • WINDHAM HOUSE OF HATTIESBURG (37 HILLCREST DRIVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Hattiesburg:

  • HATTIESBURG CLINIC DIALYSIS (5909 HWY 49)

Home Health Centers in Hattiesburg:

  • CAMELLIA HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (133 MAYFAIR ROAD)
  • DEACONESS HOMECARE REGION I (108 LUNDY LANE)
  • FORREST GENERAL HOME CARE HHA (1414 SOUTH 28TH AVENUE)
  • WESLEY HOME CARE (P. O. BOX 16509)

Airports and heliports located in Hattiesburg:

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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.

Colleges/Universities in Hattiesburg:

  • University of Southern Mississippi (Full-time enrollment: 14,294; Location: 118 College Drive # 0001; Public; Website: www.usm.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • William Carey University (Full-time enrollment: 3,510; Location: 498 Tuscan Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wmcarey.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Antonelli College-Hattiesburg (Full-time enrollment: 589; Location: 1500 N 31st Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.antonellicollege.edu)
  • Healing Touch Career College (Full-time enrollment: 146; Location: 4700 Hardy St. Ste H-1; Private, for-profit; Website: healingtouchms.com)
  • The Academy of Hair Design Six (Full-time enrollment: 114; Location: 6552 US Hwy 49; Private, for-profit; Website: www.academyofhair.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Hattiesburg:

  • Jones County Junior College (about 21 miles; Ellisville, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,942)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 36 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,074)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 39 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 8,320)
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College (about 70 miles; Wesson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,532)
  • East Central Community College (about 79 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • University of South Alabama (about 80 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 13,228)
  • Meridian Community College (about 81 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)

Public high schools in Hattiesburg:

Private high schools in Hattiesburg:

  • SACRED HEART CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 685, Location: 608 SOUTHERN AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • CENTRAL BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 98, Location: 35 P D FREEMAN RD, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Hattiesburg:

Private elementary/middle school in Hattiesburg:

  • WORD OF FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 19, Location: 2105 COUNTRY CLUB RD, Grades: PK-2)
See full list of schools located in Hattiesburg

Library in Hattiesburg:

  • THE LIBRARY OF HATTIESBURG, PETAL & FORREST C (Operating income: $1,952,218; Location: 329 HARDY STREET; 145,429 books; 4,339 audio materials; 10,123 video materials; 40 local licensed databases; 53 state licensed databases; 276 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Rolling Stone magazine listed Hattiesburg, Miss. as the Birthplace of Rock & Roll.
  • Please post: Alpha Christian School 1101 Main Street (601) 583-4943 Tonyia Fairley,Head Mistress K-8 Private School with accrediation

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hattiesburg: University of Southern Mississippi Sports Arena (A), George Robert Hall Air Park Industrial Park (B), Grenada City Landfill (C), University of Southern Mississippi Bernard Reed Green Coliseum (D), Hattiesburg North Lagoon (E), Timberton Golf Club (F), Hattiesburg South Lagoon (G), Hattlesburg Country Club (H), Hattiesburg Country Club (I), Tennessee Gas Pipeline Station 546 (J), University of Southern Mississippi All American Rose Garden (K), University of Southern Mississippi Payne Center (L), University of Southern Mississippi Van Hook Golf Course (M), Hattiesburg - Forrest County Industrial Park (N), Hattiesburg Amtrak Station (O), Hattiesburg Zoo (P), University of Southern Mississippi McCain Library and Archives (Q), University of Southern Mississippi Joseph Cook Library (R), I. E. Rouse Library (S), Hattiesburg City Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Broadacres Shopping Center (1), Cloverleaf Mall Shopping Center (2), Hardy Street Mart Shopping Center (3), Lincoln Road Shopping Center (4), University Mall Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hattiesburg include: New Testament Baptist Church (A), River Avenue Baptist Church (B), Bethel Church (C), Church of God (D), Church of Christ (E), Bay Street Presbyterian Church (F), Westside Baptist Church (G), Westminster Presbyterian Church (H), Wesley Southern Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hudson Cemetery (1), Oaklawn Cemetery (2), Enon Cemetery (3), Jones Cemetery (4), Pine Ridge Cemetery (5), Gillis Cemetery (6), Bennett Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Owens Bluff Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Burketts Creek (A), Mineral Creek (B), Greens Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hattiesburg include: Eureka Playground (1), Jaycee Park (2), Kamper Park (3), M M Roberts Stadium (4), Pineview Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Hattiesburg Area Historical Society Museum (723 North Main Street) (1), Crystal Reef Aquariums (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 560 Weathersby Road Suite 210) (2), Pinebelt Association for Community Enhancement - Della Pierce Gillis (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 142 Old Highway 49 West) (3), Pep's Point Water Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 382 Peps Point Road) (4), Duff Amusement CO Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 5194 U S Highway 49) (5), Cyber Station (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1000 Turtle Creek Drive) (6), Laser Mania (Amusement & Theme Parks; 905 Hardy Street) (7), American Society of Travel Agents (Tours & Charters; 115 Broadway Drive) (8), Carter Gerald Travel Bureau (Tours & Charters; 115 Broadway Drive Suite A) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Howard Johnson Express Inn (6553 Highway 49 North) (1), Scottish Inn (6560 U S Highway 49) (2), Days Inn (111 Thornhill Drive) (3), Quality Inn Hattiesburg (6511 Highway 49 North) (4), Hampton Inn Hattiesburg- MS (4301 Hardy Street) (5), Budget Inn (6574 U S Highway 49) (6), Hattiesburg - University Of Southern Ms (6508 U S Highway 49) (7), Comfort Suites (122 Plaza Drive) (8), Holiday Inn University Area (6563 US Highway 49 North) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: U S Marshal Court Security (701 North Main Street Suite 331) (1), Forrest County - Chancery Court (641 North Main Street) (2), Forrest County - Chancery Court- Ct Admin (641 North Main Street) (3), Forrest County - Chancery Court- Ct Reporter (641 North Main Street) (4), Forrest County - Circuit Clerk- Court Administrator (630 North Main Street) (5), Forrest County - Co Court Administrator- Coroner- County Court- Court Administr (200 West Pine Street) (6), Forrest County - Justice Court Clerk Judges- Justice Court- Constables (316 Forrest Street) (7), U S Government - U S Court Of Appeals-Fifth Circuit (701 North Main Street) (8), Courts-Federal - District Court (701 North Main Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Van Dyke Parks - Child actor, Tim Floyd - Basketball player-coach, Jesse L. Brown - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Fred Armisen - Actor, Henry A. Commiskey, Sr. - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Danny Manning - Basketball player, Adrian Mayes - 2005 NFL player (Arizona Cardinals, born: Nov 17, 1980), Walter Young - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Baltimore Orioles, born: Feb 18, 1980), Blind John Davis - Blues musician, Tyler Dickerson - Country music artist.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hattiesburg and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF HATTIESBURG (Population served: 56,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-30-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 220 regular monitoring violations
LAMAR PARK WATER & SEWAGE ASSN (Population served: 7,533, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 306 regular monitoring violations
ARNOLD LINE WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 6,660, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-05-2011), St Formal NOV issued (APR-05-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-28-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-12-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 231 regular monitoring violations
DIXIE COMMUNITY UTILITY ASSN. (Population served: 5,652, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 248 regular monitoring violations
GLENDALE UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 4,380, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-23-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-23-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-09-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
  • 217 regular monitoring violations
CANEBRAKE UTILITY ASSOC INC (Population served: 2,439, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-30-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-20-2011)
  • 176 regular monitoring violations
PAUL B JOHNSON STATE PARK (Population served: 400, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAY-27-2008), St Other (MAY-30-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-09-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-25-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-27-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-06-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-06-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-28-2007)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-28-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

51.2%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.7%
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

People in group quarters in Hattiesburg in 2010:

  • 2,442 people in college/university student housing
  • 468 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 252 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 97 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 86 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 63 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 48 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 35 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 26 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Hattiesburg in 2000:

  • 3,440 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 601 people in nursing homes
  • 364 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 280 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 160 people in state prisons
  • 110 people in other group homes
  • 97 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 69 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled

Banks with most branches in Hattiesburg (2011 data):

  • Trustmark National Bank: 8 branches. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $9,612.1 mil, Deposits: $7,410.1 mil, headquarters in Jackson, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 186 total offices, Holding Company: Trustmark Corporation
  • BancorpSouth Bank: 8 branches. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Hattiesburg Front Street Branch, Hattiesburg Main Branch, Hattiesburg Branch, Broadway Branch, Turtle Creek Mall Branch, Cloverleaf Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • The Citizens National Bank of Meridian: West Hattiesburg Banking Center, West Hattiesburg Banking Center, Hattiesburg Branch, South Hattiesburg Banking Centre Bra. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,115.7 mil, Deposits: $932.3 mil, headquarters in Meridian, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens National Banc Corp.
  • Great Southern National Bank: West Branch, Hattiesburg Main Branch, Northside Branch, University West Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $263.8 mil, Deposits: $234.8 mil, headquarters in Meridian, MS, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Quitman Management Company, Inc.
  • Community Bank: Highway 49, Hattiesburg Branch, Hattiesburg Messenger Branch, Hardy Street Branch. Info updated 2008/07/15: Bank assets: $630.6 mil, Deposits: $562.6 mil, headquarters in Ellisville, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares Of Mississippi, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • The First, A National Banking Association: 40th Avenue Branch, Lincoln Road Branch, The First, A National Banking Association. Info updated 2011/10/07: Bank assets: $679.9 mil, Deposits: $567.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares, Inc., The
  • Hancock Bank: Hattiesburg Hwy 98 Branch, Hattiesburg Lincoln Road Branch, Hattiesburg Usm University Branch. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $4,988.4 mil, Deposits: $4,121.5 mil, headquarters in Gulfport, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 81 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Turtle Creek Branch at 6093 Us Hwy 98, branch established on 2001/06/26; Hardy Street Branch at 3707 Hardy Street, branch established on 2000/09/18. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • 6 other banks with 7 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Hattiesburg:

Marital status in Hattiesburg, MS
  • Never married: 51.5%
  • Now married: 27.7%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in Hattiesburg:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Mississippi average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hattiesburg
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hattiesburg, MS (based on Forrest County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant33,77486
Mainline Protestant7,40522
Catholic6,6133
Other2,53213
Black Protestant86013
None23,750-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Forrest County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Forrest County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Forrest County:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Here:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

11.8%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Forrest County:

33.9%
State:

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

17.5%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hattiesburg:

48.1%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.8%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
State:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hattiesburg:

19.1%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.7%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hattiesburg:

6.8
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Hattiesburg:

30.8%
State:

34.6%

General health condition:
Hattiesburg:

55.7%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.7%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hattiesburg, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 102$488,347$57,4530$0
Firefighters 101$476,729$56,6410$0
Streets and Highways 75$181,512$29,0420$0
Parks and Recreation 67$146,090$26,1650$0
Police - Other 45$127,304$33,94815$5,336
Other Government Administration 40$120,521$36,1561$591
Water Supply 37$86,178$27,9500$0
Solid Waste Management 33$71,982$26,1750$0
Financial Administration 28$67,757$29,0390$0
Other and Unallocable 25$51,562$24,7500$0
Sewerage 23$53,743$28,0400$0
Judicial and Legal 17$56,909$40,1711$365
Health 16$32,851$24,6380$0
Transit 12$28,874$28,8740$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 10$32,076$38,4911$1,209
Fire - Other 5$10,662$25,5890$0
Natural Resources 3$6,878$27,5120$0
Welfare 3$9,205$36,8200$0
Airports 2$4,265$25,5900$0
Totals for Government 644$2,053,445$38,26318$7,501

Hattiesburg government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $4,036,000 ($87.03)
    General - Other: $2,604,000 ($56.15)
    Sewerage: $2,102,000 ($45.32)
    Regular Highways: $857,000 ($18.48)
    Air Transportation: $754,000 ($16.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $391,000 ($8.43)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,731,000 ($231.39)
    Regular Highways: $8,387,000 ($180.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,804,000 ($168.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,822,000 ($147.10)
    General - Other: $5,427,000 ($117.02)
    Sewerage: $4,527,000 ($97.61)
    Water Utilities: $3,467,000 ($74.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,836,000 ($61.15)
    Central Staff Services: $2,273,000 ($49.01)
    General Public Buildings: $2,182,000 ($47.05)
    Transit Utilities: $1,371,000 ($29.56)
    Financial Administration: $1,342,000 ($28.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,061,000 ($22.88)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,018,000 ($21.95)
    Health - Other: $863,000 ($18.61)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $761,000 ($16.41)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $642,000 ($13.84)
    Natural Resources - Other: $483,000 ($10.41)
    Parking Facilities: $252,000 ($5.43)
    Air Transportation: $142,000 ($3.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,172,000 ($68.40)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,618,000 ($34.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,130,000 ($24.37)
    Sewerage: $721,000 ($15.55)
    Natural Resources - Other: $702,000 ($15.14)
    Financial Administration: $614,000 ($13.24)
    Regular Highways: $561,000 ($12.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $183,000 ($3.95)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $176,000 ($3.79)
    Water Utilities: $91,000 ($1.96)
    Air Transportation: $65,000 ($1.40)
    Central Staff Services: $62,000 ($1.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000 ($0.75)
    Health - Other: $29,000 ($0.63)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($0.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000 ($0.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,270,000 ($544.88)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $466,000 ($10.05)

Hattiesburg government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,637,000 ($186.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,680,000 ($57.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,212,000 ($47.70)
    Other: $327,000 ($7.05)
    Parking Facilities: $33,000 ($0.71)
    Air Transportation: $23,000 ($0.50)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,383,000 ($29.82)
    Housing and Community Development: $997,000 ($21.50)
    Transit Utilities: $841,000 ($18.13)
    Air Transportation: $678,000 ($14.62)
    Sewerage: $296,000 ($6.38)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,041,000 ($44.01)
    Other: $12,000 ($0.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,049,000 ($44.18)
    Interest Earnings: $1,490,000 ($32.13)
    General Revenue - Other: $964,000 ($20.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,728,000 ($166.63)
    Transit Utilities: $42,000 ($0.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $24,777,000 ($534.25)
    Highways: $2,549,000 ($54.96)
    Sewerage: $1,571,000 ($33.87)
    Other: $903,000 ($19.47)
    Water Utilities: $480,000 ($10.35)
  • Tax - Property: $18,349,000 ($395.65)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,813,000 ($103.78)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,655,000 ($100.37)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $229,000 ($4.94)

Hattiesburg government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $83,719,000 ($1805.18)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,501,000 ($1606.42)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $26,905,000 ($580.14)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $25,905,000 ($558.57)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,218,000 ($198.76)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,000,000 ($21.56)

Hattiesburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,841,000 ($535.63)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,165,000 ($477.93)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,857,000 ($751.60)

9.94% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,634 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.94%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lamar County, MS  3.03% ($40,133 average AGI)
from Jones County, MS  0.63% ($35,275)
from Harrison County, MS  0.36% ($29,736)


11.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.09%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($178 average AGI)
Forrest County:

0.08%
Mississippi average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lamar County, MS  3.10% ($46,637 average AGI)
to Jones County, MS  0.59% ($36,428)
to Harrison County, MS  0.57% ($19,007)
Businesses in Hattiesburg, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Lane Bryant1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts2Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott3
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's2Maurices1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's6
AutoZone2Men's Wearhouse2
Baskin-Robbins1Microtel1
Bath & Body Works1Motel 61
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity1
Blockbuster1New Balance2
Buffalo Wild Wings1New York & Co1
Burger King3Nike10
CVS1Nissan1
Catherines1Office Depot1
Charlotte Russe1Old Navy1
Chevrolet1Olive Garden1
Chick-Fil-A3Outback1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Outback Steakhouse1
Church's Chicken1Pac Sun1
Circle K1Papa John's Pizza2
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless2
Comfort Inn1Penske2
Comfort Suites1PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves1Pizza Hut4
Dairy Queen1Popeyes2
Days Inn1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Decora Cabinetry1Quality1
Domino's Pizza2RadioShack2
DressBarn1Ramada2
Dressbarn1Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid2
FedEx23Rue211
Finish Line1Ryan's Grill1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Foot Locker1SAS Shoes1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In4
Forever 211Sam's Club1
GNC1Sears2
GameStop2Shoe Carnival1
Gap1Sleep Inn1
Goodwill4Spencer Gifts1
Gymboree1Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block3Starbucks3
Hardee's1Subway13
Haworth1Super 82
Hilton1T-Mobile4
Hobby Lobby1T.G.I. Driday's1
Holiday Inn2T.J.Maxx1
Hollister Co.1Taco Bell2
Home Depot1Talbots1
Honda1Target1
Hot Topic1The Athlete's Foot1
Hyundai1Toyota1
IHOP1Toys"R"Us1
JCPenney1U-Haul6
Jimmy John's1UPS14
JoS. A. Bank1Vans2
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless3
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Waffle House3
KFC3Walgreens2
Kohl's1Walmart2
La Quinta1YMCA2
La-Z-Boy1

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.)
  • 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 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)
  • WKNZ (107.1 FM; COLLINS, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WBBN (95.9 FM; TAYLORSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WMXI (98.1 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: RAINEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFMM (97.3 FM; SUMRALL, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • WXHB (96.5 FM; RICHTON, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • 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)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Hattiesburg: Henry A., Sr. Commiskey.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Hattiesburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 197Number of bridges
  • 2,103ft / 641mTotal length
  • $20,244,322,000Total costs
  • 1,722,207Total average daily traffic
  • 165,924Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,546,762Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Hattiesburg, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 131940-1949
  • 151950-1959
  • 421960-1969
  • 211970-1979
  • 441980-1989
  • 381990-1999
  • 122000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Hattiesburg, MS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hattiesburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 616 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Hattiesburg, MS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 338 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hattiesburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Hattiesburg)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 90 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED103$116,336134$116,001443$129,03659$55,62112$1,238,282241$86,0257$35,770
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$109,3301$146,02024$104,5076$96,7950$01$53,8100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$91,80326$92,339130$114,08458$13,9782$3,607,49021$79,65110$13,336
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$139,19322$129,54286$146,1653$48,3130$018$87,9860$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$102,5006$88,49821$169,8436$49,7620$02$62,4251$29,890

Detailed mortgage data for all 13 tracts in Hattiesburg, MS

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$141,75210$167,2172$97,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$98,2236$130,2373$122,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$68,0002$160,5001$68,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$185,0001$207,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$144,5002$172,4850$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hattiesburg, MS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hattiesburg, MS - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 528. The highest number of reported fires - 885 took place in 2006, and the least - 305 in 2014. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Hattiesburg, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.2%), and Structure Fires (35.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hattiesburg, MS
    • 3,96544.2%Outside Fires
    • 3,16835.3%Structure Fires
    • 1,42215.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 4164.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hattiesburg, MS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Hattiesburg, Mississippi:

  • Comfort Inn University, 6541 Hwy 49 N, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401 , Phone: (601) 264-1881, Fax: (601) 268-3226
  • Red Lion Inn & Suites Hattiesburg, 4301 Hardy St, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402 , Phone: (601) 264-8080
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Hattiesburg, 173 Thornhill Dr, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402 , Phone: (601) 296-7777, Fax: (601) 296-7777
  • Laquinta, 6563 Hwy 49 N, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401 , Phone: (601) 268-2850, Fax: (601) 268-2823
  • Sun Suites Of Hattiesburg, 121 W Park Dr, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402 , Phone: (601) 271-9005, Fax: (601) 271-9019
  • Comfort Suites Hattiesburg, 122 Plaza Dr, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402 , Phone: (601) 261-5555, Fax: (601) 261-5555
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hattiesburg, 10 Gateway Dr, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402 , Phone: (601) 296-0302, Fax: (601) 296-0343
  • Best Western Inn, 2 Churchill Dr, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402 , Phone: (601) 264-7668, Fax: (601) 264-8254
  • 15 other hotels and motels
All 23 fire-safe hotels and motels in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Most common first names in Hattiesburg, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James51870.1 years
John43973.4 years
Mary43676.8 years
William38573.0 years
Robert32669.6 years
Willie29672.2 years
Charles24169.2 years
George20373.0 years
Annie18978.8 years
Thomas13268.5 years
Most common last names in Hattiesburg, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith32473.8 years
Williams24071.8 years
Jones21274.3 years
Johnson18873.7 years
Brown17473.8 years
Davis15074.8 years
Lee12374.5 years
Jackson11674.9 years
Clark11473.6 years
Walker10473.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hattiesburg, MS
  • 49.4%Utility gas
  • 48.1%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hattiesburg, MS
  • 84.1%Electricity
  • 14.1%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used


Hattiesburg compared to Mississippi state average:

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

Hattiesburg on our top lists:

  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 females in this group)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards (population 1,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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