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Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area&

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Population
147,339
0.66% growth
Median Age
33.3
Median Household Income
$42,062
0.86% growth
Poverty Rate
22.5%
Number of Employees
63,730
1.46% growth
Median Property Value
$131,800
0.53% growth

About the photo: The University of Southern Mississippi, aka Southern Miss, is a public research university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Economy

The economy of Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area employs 63,730 people. The economy of Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Educational Services; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 3.64; 1.34; and 1.21 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area are Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,640), Retail trade (8,800), and Educational Services (8,030), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($70,844), Utilities ($53,500), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,737).

Median household income in Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area is $42,062. Males in Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area have an average income that is 1.65 times higher than the average income of females, which is $31,928. The income inequality of Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.495 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area. In Mississippi the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 53 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,540. Coahoma County, MS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Mississippi.

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Diversity

Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area is home to a population of 147,339 people, from which 98.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area is composed of 97,316 White residents (66%), 42,291 Black residents (28.7%), 3,952 Hispanic residents (2.68%), 1,880 Two+ residents (1.28%), and 1,506 Asian residents (1.02%). The most common foreign languages in Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area are Spanish (2,711 speakers), Chinese (657 speakers), and German (350 speakers), but compared to other places, Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area has a relative high number of German (350 speakers), Gujarati (105 speakers), and Hebrew (49 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area awarded 4,818 degrees. The student population of Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 1,640 male students and 3,178 female students. Most students in Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area are White (3,148 and 65.3%), followed by Black or African American (1,176 and 24.4%), Hispanic or Latino (120 and 2.49%), and Two or more races (80 and 1.66%). The largest universities in Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area by number of graduates are University of Southern Mississippi (3,398 and 70.5%), William Carey University (1,166 and 24.2%), and Healing Touch Career College (111 and 2.3%). The most popular majors in Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area are Registered Nursing (271 and 5.62%), General Psychology (248 and 5.15%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (236 and 4.9%). The median tuition costs in Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area are $10,800 for private four year colleges, and $7,224 and $16,094 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area is $131,800, which is 0.68 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $131,100 to $131,800, a 0.53% increase. The homeownership rate of Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area is 62%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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