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Hazlehurst, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Hazlehurst had a population of 3,933 as of July 1, 2020. 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 31.8604 and longitude -90.3959 in Copiah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hazlehurst 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 479 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 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Copiah County.


Hazlehurst, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,933 (100%)
Population in Households 3,858 (98.1%)
Population in Families 3,179 (80.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 75 ( 1.9%)
Population Density 888
Diversity Index2 50


Median Household Income $30,701
Average Household Income $44,353
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $15,392
Wealth Index5 35


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,568 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 865 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 486 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 216 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $98,510
Average Home Value $118,909
Housing Affordability Index3 192


Total Households 1,352
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 911
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.19% -0.46%
Households -0.32% -0.52%
Families -0.57% -0.67%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.66%


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, 2020 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 Density # 81 78th
Median Household Income # 255 30th
Housing Affordability Index # 102 28th
Per Capita Income # 305 16th
Diversity Index # 152 58th

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