Hazlehurst, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hazlehurst, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Hazlehurst had a population of 4,042 as of July 1, 2015. Hazlehurst ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hazlehurst is located at latitude 31.8639 and longitude -90.3928 in Copiah County. 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. Copiah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 472 feet.

The City of Hazlehurst (GNIS ID: 2404671) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Hazlehurst is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Copiah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hazlehurst population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Hazlehurst, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,042
Population in Households 3,967
Population in Familes 3,289
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density1 923
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 1,408
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 964
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 848 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 560 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $74,181
Average Home Value $87,765


Median Household Income $27,244
Average Household Income $38,162
Per Capita Income $13,509
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.16%
Households 0.16% 0.13%
Families -0.02% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
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, 2015 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 # 82 78th
Population Density1 # 79 78th
Diversity Index2 # 190 48th
Median Household Income # 264 27th
Per Capita Income # 297 18th

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