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Hazlehurst, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Hazlehurst is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Copiah County at latitude 31.8639 and longitude -90.3928. Copiah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 472 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Hazlehurst, but most people and references simply refer to it as Hazlehurst, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Hazlehurst indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Hazlehurst (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

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Hazlehurst, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,069
Population in Households 3,994
Population in Familes 3,318
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density1 930
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 1,418
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 970
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 868 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 550 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $74,311
Average Home Value $87,932


Median Household Income $28,231
Average Household Income $38,395
Per Capita Income $13,597
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.35% 0.08%
Households 0.37% 0.07%
Families 0.12% -0.08%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Hazlehurst, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hazlehurst to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 81 78th
Population Density1 # 79 78th
Diversity Index2 # 174 52nd
Median Household Income # 248 32nd
Per Capita Income # 306 16th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.