Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS

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Population

173,865

0.0092% decline

Median Age

34.7


Median Household Income

$43,034

3.43% growth

Poverty Rate

22.2%


Number of Employees

70,465

1.17% growth

Median Property Value

$125,400

3.04% growth

About

In 2017, Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS had a population of 174k people with a median age of 34.7 and a median household income of $43,034. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS declined from 173,881 to 173,865, a -0.0092% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,606 to $43,034, a 3.43% increase.

The population of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS is 65.8% White Alone, 29.1% Black or African American Alone, and 2.53% Hispanic or Latino. 3.17% of the people in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS are University of Southern Mississippi (3,367 degrees awarded in 2016), William Carey University (1,300 degrees), and Healing Touch Career College (88 degrees).

The median property value in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS is $125,400, and the homeownership rate is 65%. Most people in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS employs 70.5k people. The largest industries in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS are Restaurants & Food Services (6,213 people), Elementary & secondary schools (5,317 people), and Hospitals (4,493 people), and the highest paying industries are Nondepository credit & related activities ($114,015), Support activities for mining ($89,792), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($89,495).

Median household income in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS is $43,034. Males in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS have an average income that is 1.5 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,145. The income inequality in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,034

2017 value

± $1,714

3.43%

1 Year Growth

± 5.03%

Households in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS have a median annual income of $43,034, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,606 in 2016, which represents a 3.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$54,143

Average Male Salary

± $7,413

$36,145

Average Female Salary

± $4,436

In 2017, full-time male employees in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS made 1.5 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $43,526 ± $5,360

  2. Asian

    $39,606 ± $46,149

  3. Black

    $28,117 ± $4,626

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS workers was White. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.474

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.79% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was DeSoto CountySouthaven City PUMA, MS with a value of $66,440, followed by Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS and Rankin & Simpson Counties PUMA, MS, with respective values of $64,160 and $61,280.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS (37.5k out of 169k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    18,434 ± 1,054

  2. Black

    17,159 ± 970

  3. Hispanic

    1,651 ± 327

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

70.5k

2017 Value

1.17%

1 Year growth

± 1.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS grew at a rate of 1.17%, from 69.7k employees to 70.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS, are Cashiers (2,563 people), Cooks (2,043 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (2,038 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS, by number of employees, are Cashiers (2,563 people), Cooks (2,043 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (2,038 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining (13 times higher than expected), Logging workers (7.85 times), and Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers (6.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($205,442), Chief executives & legislators ($124,791), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers ($106,310).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

70.5k

2017 Value

1.17%

1 Year growth

± 1.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS grew at a rate of 1.17%, from 69.7k employees to 70.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS, are Restaurants & Food Services (6,213 people), Elementary & secondary schools (5,317 people), and Hospitals (4,493 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS, though some of these residents may live in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (6,213 people), Elementary & secondary schools (5,317 people), and Hospitals (4,493 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS has an unusually high number of Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products (18 times higher than expected), Sawmills & wood preservation (9.31 times), and Support activities for mining (6.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS, by average salary, are Nondepository credit & related activities ($114,015), Support activities for mining ($89,792), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($89,495).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $39.9B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $39.9B, followed by Textiles/leather ($25.1B) and Mixed freight ($13.1B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$187B

2015 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

48.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Mississippi trade was $187B. This is expected to increase 48.7% to $277B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.4B

  2. $16.3B

  3. $15.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $34.4B, followed by Tennessee with $16.3B and Louisiana and $15.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84.2% of the population of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 9.21% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 2.87% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS see 1883 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1896 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2186 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 764 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.1%). Additionally, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,883 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,883 patients per year. This represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1,896 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mississippi in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,045

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,690

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,021

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Mississippi (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.86%, from $7,362 to $7,646.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.8%

Uninsured

39.2%

Employer Coverage

20.9%

Medicaid

9.21%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

2.87%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 15.8%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.1% prevalence

  2. 17.8% prevalence

  3. 17.7% prevalence

Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 18.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS is home to a population of 174k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS is composed of 114k White Alone residents (65.8%), 50.5k Black or African American Alone residents (29.1%), 4.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.53%), 2.57k Two or More Races residents (1.48%), 1.59k Asian Alone residents (0.917%), 301 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.173%), 88 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0506%), and 25 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0144%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS are Spanish (2,886 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (411 speakers), and Korean (356 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was 34.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

2.51%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.37k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was 2.51%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    937 ± 749 people

  2. Philippines

    340 ± 452 people

  3. China

    236 ± 377 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was Mexico, the natal country of 937 Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS residents, followed by Philippines with 340 and China with 236.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    114k ± 58

  2. Black or African American Alone

    50.5k ± 557

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.4k ± 521

In 2017, there were 2.26 times more White Alone residents (114k people) in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.5k Black or African American Alone and 4.4k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    2,886 speakers (1.77%)

  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    411 speakers (0.253%)

  3. Korean

    356 speakers (0.219%)

3.17% of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was Spanish. 1.77% of the overall population of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS are native Spanish speakers. 0.253% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 0.219% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,247 ± 334

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,242 ± 388

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,778 ± 363

Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS awarded 4,867 degrees. The student population of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS is skewed towards women, with 6,983 male students and 12,477 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS are White (3,260 and 68.4%), followed by Black or African American (1,198 and 25.1%), Hispanic or Latino (110 and 2.31%), and Asian (83 and 1.74%).

The largest universities in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS by number of degrees awarded are University of Southern Mississippi (3,367 and 69.2%), William Carey University (1,300 and 26.7%), and Healing Touch Career College (88 and 1.81%).

The most popular majors in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS are Registered Nursing (329 and 6.76%), General Psychology (285 and 5.86%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (280 and 5.75%).

The median tuition costs in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS are $10,800 for private four year colleges, and $7,549 and $16,419 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 188 degrees awarded

  2. 286 degrees awarded

  3. 253 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was Elementary Education & Teaching with 188 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,367 degrees awarded

  2. 1,300 degrees awarded

  3. 88 degrees awarded

$7,549

Median In-State Public

$10,800

Median Private

In 2016, the Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Southern Mississippi with 3,367 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,552

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,315

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,552 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS, which is 0.468 times less than the 3,315 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,260 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,198 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    110 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS were to White students. These 3,260 degrees mean that there were 2.72 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,198 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was $125,400 in 2017, which is 0.576 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $121,700 to $125,400, a 3.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS is 65%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,034

Median Household Income

± $1,714

64.2k

Number of Households

± 1,934

In 2017, the median household income of the 64.2k households in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS grew to $43,034 from the previous year's value of $41,606.

The following chart displays the households in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$125,400

2017 Median

± $5,099

$121,700

2016 Median

± $4,131

In 2017, the median property value in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS grew to to $125,400 from the previous year's value of $121,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

65%

2017 Homeownership

63.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65% of the housing units in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.73% of the workforce in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.6%

  3. Other

    6.44%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was Drove Alone (82.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.6%) and those who Other (6.44%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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