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The City of Hazlehurst had a population of 3,990 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Hazlehurst, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,990
Daytime Population: Workers 3,063
Daytime Population: Residents 2,514
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,577
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 3,917
Population in Familes 3,235
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density2 912
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $30,842
Average Household Income $44,195
Per Capita Income $15,834


Total Housing Units 1,562 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 803 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 572 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $74,511
Average Home Value $90,940


Total Households 1,375
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 936
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.07% -0.12%
Households -0.21% -0.19%
Families -0.42% -0.3%
Median Household Income   -0.79%
Per Capita Income   0.92%

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, 2017 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 # 78 79th
Diversity Index # 190 48th
Median Household Income # 232 36th
Per Capita Income # 289 20th

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