Hattiesburg, MS

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Population

148,399

0.222% growth

Median Age

34


Median Household Income

$45,546

4.53% growth

Poverty Rate

21.6%


Number of Employees

64,162

0.179% decline

Median Property Value

$137,100

2.39% growth

About

In 2017, Hattiesburg, MS had a population of 148k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $45,546. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hattiesburg, MS grew from 148,071 to 148,399, a 0.222% increase and its median household income grew from $43,572 to $45,546, a 4.53% increase.

The population of Hattiesburg, MS is 65.9% White Alone, 28.5% Black or African American Alone, and 2.71% Hispanic or Latino. 3.41% of the people in Hattiesburg, MS speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hattiesburg, 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 Hattiesburg, MS is $137,100, and the homeownership rate is 62.6%. Most people in Hattiesburg, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Hattiesburg, MS is 2 cars per household.

Hattiesburg, MS borders Laurel, MS and Picayune, MS.

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 employs 64.2k people. The largest industries in Hattiesburg, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,971 people), Retail Trade (8,753 people), and Educational Services (8,482 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,728), Utilities ($69,038), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,217).

Median household income in Hattiesburg, MS is $45,546. Males in Hattiesburg, MS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,636. The income inequality in Hattiesburg, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,546

2017 value

± $1,931

4.53%

1 Year Growth

± 6.08%

Households in Hattiesburg, MS have a median annual income of $45,546, 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 $43,572 in 2016, which represents a 4.53% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$52,323

Average Male Salary

± $1,698

$36,636

Average Female Salary

± $1,074

In 2017, full-time male employees in Hattiesburg, MS made 1.43 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $45,496 ± $1,341

  2. Asian

    $44,270 ± $11,739

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,514 ± $48,157

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Hattiesburg, MS workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hattiesburg, MS is from Mississippi.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.446

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.919% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hattiesburg, MS was Madison County, MS with a value of $68,336, followed by DeSoto County, MS and Rankin County, MS, with respective values of $66,440 and $66,054.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hattiesburg, MS (31.2k out of 144k 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

    15,594 ± 993

  2. Black

    13,651 ± 875

  3. Hispanic

    1,619 ± 325

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hattiesburg, 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

64.2k

2017 Value

± 2,024

-0.179%

1 Year decline

± 4.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hattiesburg, MS declined at a rate of -0.179%, from 64.3k employees to 64.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hattiesburg, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,285 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,804 people), and Management Occupations (5,823 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hattiesburg, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hattiesburg, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,285 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,804 people), and Management Occupations (5,823 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Hattiesburg, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.42 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.33 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hattiesburg, MS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($76,607), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($60,568), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,909).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

64.2k

2017 Value

± 2,024

-0.179%

1 Year decline

± 4.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hattiesburg, MS declined at a rate of -0.179%, from 64.3k employees to 64.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hattiesburg, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,971 people), Retail Trade (8,753 people), and Educational Services (8,482 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hattiesburg, MS, though some of these residents may live in Hattiesburg, 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 Hattiesburg, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,971 people), Retail Trade (8,753 people), and Educational Services (8,482 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Hattiesburg, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.89 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.43 times), and Retail Trade (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hattiesburg, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,728), Utilities ($69,038), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,217).

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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 with $25.1B and Mixed freight and $13.1B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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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

85.6% of the population of Hattiesburg, MS has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 9.22% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 2.93% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Hattiesburg, MS was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Hattiesburg, 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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1883 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1883 patients per year. This represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1896 patients).

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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%).

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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

14.4%

Uninsured

41.1%

Employer Coverage

19.4%

Medicaid

9.22%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

2.93%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hattiesburg, MS declined by 7.13% from 15.5% to 14.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hattiesburg, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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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

Hattiesburg, MS is home to a population of 148k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.52% of Hattiesburg, MS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Hattiesburg, MS is composed of 97.8k White Alone residents (65.9%), 42.4k Black or African American Alone residents (28.5%), 4.02k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.71%), 2.42k Two or More Races residents (1.63%), 1.51k Asian Alone residents (1.02%), 223 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.15%), 59 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0398%), and 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00606%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hattiesburg, MS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,711 speakers), Chinese (657 speakers), and German (350 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hattiesburg, MS was 34. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Hattiesburg, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hattiesburg, MS residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.52%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.52% of Hattiesburg, MS residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hattiesburg, MS was 2.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    22,332 ± 3,655 people

  2. Vietnam

    4,461 ± 1,639 people

  3. India

    4,072 ± 1,566 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Hattiesburg, MS was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Hattiesburg, MS residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Hattiesburg, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hattiesburg, MS was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    97.8k ± 54

  2. Black or African American Alone

    42.4k ± 478

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.02k ± 491

In 2017, there were 2.31 times more White Alone residents (97.8k people) in Hattiesburg, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42.4k Black or African American Alone and 4.02k 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 Hattiesburg, MS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,711 speakers (1.98%)

  2. Chinese

    657 speakers (0.479%)

  3. German

    350 speakers (0.255%)

3.41% of Hattiesburg, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Hattiesburg, MS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.98% of the overall population of Hattiesburg, MS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.479% speak Chinese and 0.255% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,907 ± 310

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,150 ± 388

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,544 ± 326

Hattiesburg, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hattiesburg, MS awarded 4,867 degrees. The student population of Hattiesburg, MS is skewed towards women, with 6,983 male students and 12,477 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hattiesburg, 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 Hattiesburg, 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 Hattiesburg, 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 Hattiesburg, 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 Hattiesburg, MS was Elementary Education & Teaching with 188 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Hattiesburg, 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 Hattiesburg, 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 Hattiesburg, MS, which is 0.468 times less than the 3,315 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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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 Hattiesburg, 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 Hattiesburg, MS was $137,100 in 2017, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $133,900 to $137,100, a 2.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Hattiesburg, MS is 62.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hattiesburg, MS have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hattiesburg, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,546

Median Household Income

± $1,931

54.6k

Number of Households

± 1,823

In 2017, the median household income of the 54.6k households in Hattiesburg, MS grew to $45,546 from the previous year's value of $43,572.

The following chart displays the households in Hattiesburg, 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

$137,100

2017 Median

± $5,242

$133,900

2016 Median

± $4,475

In 2017, the median property value in Hattiesburg, MS grew to to $137,100 from the previous year's value of $133,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hattiesburg, 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 Hattiesburg, 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 Hattiesburg, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hattiesburg, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.6%

2017 Homeownership

61.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.6% of the housing units in Hattiesburg, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hattiesburg, 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 Hattiesburg, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hattiesburg, MS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hattiesburg, MS have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.35% of the workforce in Hattiesburg, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.1%

  2. Carpooled

    7.48%

  3. Other

    6.72%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hattiesburg, MS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Other.

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