Hattiesburg, MS Population

By | June 19, 2019

Population: 44,779. Estimated population in July 2020: 47,176 (+5.4% change)
Males: 20,612 (46.0%), Females: 24,167 (54.0%)

Forrest County

Zip codes: 39401, 39402.

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

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%).

Elevation: 161 feet

Land area: 49.3 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hattiesburg:

  • HATTIESBURG-LAUREL REGIONAL (about 11 miles; HATTIESBURG/LAUREL, MS; Abbreviation: PIB)
  • GULFPORT-BILOXI INTL (about 66 miles; GULFPORT, MS; Abbreviation: GPT)
  • STENNIS INTL (about 66 miles; BAY ST LOUIS, MS; Abbreviation: HSA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Hattiesburg:

  • BOBBY L CHAIN MUNI (about 7 miles; HATTIESBURG, MS; Abbreviation: HBG)
  • I H BASS JR MEMORIAL (about 25 miles; LUMBERTON, MS; Abbreviation: 4R1)
  • RICHTON-PERRY COUNTY (about 26 miles; RICHTON, MS; Abbreviation: 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.

 

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 (Full-time enrollment: 1,869; Location: 498 TUSCAN AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wmcarey.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ANTONELLI COLLEGE (Full-time 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; Full-time enrollment: 2,433)
  • MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; PERKINSTON, MS; Full-time enrollment: 6,329)
  • MERIDIAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 82 miles; MERIDIAN, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,455)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA (about 90 miles; MOBILE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 9,082)
  • JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 92 miles; JACKSON, MS; Full-time enrollment: 5,955)
  • BISHOP STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 97 miles; MOBILE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,758)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)