West Hattiesburg, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The West Hattiesburg Census Designated Place had a population of 6,093 as of July 1, 2017. West Hattiesburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Hattiesburg is located at latitude 31.31 and longitude -89.3772 in Lamar County. The formal boundaries for the West Hattiesburg Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Lamar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 259 feet.

The West Hattiesburg Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403004) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The West Hattiesburg Census Designated Place is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lamar County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Hattiesburg 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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West Hattiesburg, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,093
Daytime Population: Workers 530
Daytime Population: Residents 2,945
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,475
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 6,030
Population in Familes 4,295
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 2,509
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $39,398
Average Household Income $51,993
Per Capita Income $21,956


Total Housing Units 2,856 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 996 (34.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,532 (53.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 328 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $147,153
Average Home Value $153,034


Total Households 2,528
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,405
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 0.42% 0.51%
Households 0.47% 0.57%
Families -0.14% 0.24%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

West Hattiesburg, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Hattiesburg 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 # 62 83rd
Population Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 15 96th
Median Household Income # 113 69th
Per Capita Income # 91 75th

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