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Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Hattiesburg is a city in Forrest County in Mississippi, a state of the United States of America. It is the principal city of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties. The MSA population exceeded 150,000 as a result of a 10% increase following Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005. It is Mississippi's fourth largest city and is known as "The Hub City". It has an incorporated suburb, Petal, and a presently unincorporated area, Oak Grove. It is the county seat of Forrest County, but the city has grown in recent years to include a portion of eastern Lamar County. Hattiesburg is home to the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University . Just south of Hattiesburg is Camp Shelby, the largest National Guard training base east of the Mississippi River.

Hattiesburg Careers

Among the most common occupations in Hattiesburg are Management, professional, and related occupations, 29%; Sales and office occupations, 26%; and Service occupations, 18%. Approximately 68 percent of workers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi work for companies, 18 percent work for the government and 4 percent are self-employed.

Hattiesburg Industries

The leading industries in Hattiesburg, Mississippi are Educational, health and social services, 27%; Retail trade, 14%; and Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services, 12%. Simply Hired's Hattiesburg job listings indicate that the following industries in Hattiesburg are hiring the most workers:

Hattiesburg Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Hattiesburg, Mississippi is $23,006, and the median income of households in Hattiesburg was $24,409.

Average Salaries in Hattiesburg, MS

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According to our Hattiesburg Trends data, the number of Hattiesburg, Mississippi jobs has increased by 44% since October 2013.
Hattiesburg job trends

Hattiesburg Employment Statistics

Population of Hattiesburg
Total population 44,779
Male 46.03%
Female 53.97%
Median age 27.1
Hattiesburg Housing
Owner-occupied homes 44.6%
Median cost of a home $66,100
Median mortgage payment $489
Renter-occupied homes 55.4%
Vacant housing 10.2%
Median monthly rent $446
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $26,680
Median for all female full-time $19,333
Household Income
Less than $10,000 22%
$10,000 to $14,999 12%
$15,000 to $24,999 17%
$25,000 to $34,999 15%
$35,000 to $49,999 14%
$50,000 to $74,999 11%
$75,000 to $99,999 4%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 7%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 14%
High school graduate 22%
Some college, no degree 23%
Associate's degree 5%
Bachelor's degree 17%
Graduate degree 11%
Marital Status
Never married 44%
Currently married 35%
Separated 2%
Widowed 7%
Divorced 11%
White 50%
Black or African American 48%
Asian 1%
Other 1%
Hattiesburg Commute
Carpool 12.5%
Public transportation 0.4%
Average travel time 17 minutes