West Hattiesburg, MS Profile: Facts & Data

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West Hattiesburg, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The West Hattiesburg Census Designated Place had a population of 6,139 as of July 1, 2018. 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.


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West Hattiesburg, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 6,139
Population in Households 6,077
Population in Familes 4,342
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density2 2,528
Diversity Index3 63
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,422
Average Household Income $55,071
Per Capita Income $23,242

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,806 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 968 (34.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,579 (56.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 259 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $158,768
Average Home Value $156,567
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,547
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,415
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.46% 0.73%
Households 0.5% 0.74%
Families -0.03% 0.46%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 2018 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 # 61 83rd
Population Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 14 96th
Median Household Income # 108 70th
Per Capita Income # 78 79th

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