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The West Hattiesburg Census Designated Place had a population of 6,405 as of July 1, 2019. 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 31.3191 and longitude -89.3751 in Lamar County. The formal boundaries for the West Hattiesburg Census Designated Place 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.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|West Hattiesburg, MS Housing Affordability Index is 152 |
State of Mississippi Housing Affordability Index is 174
|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.|
|West Hattiesburg, MS Wealth Index is 39 |
State of Mississippi Wealth Index is 62
|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.|
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|Total Population||6,405 (100%)|
|Population in Households||6,342 (99.0%)|
|Population in Families||4,533 (70.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||63 ( 1.0%)|
|Median Household Income||$44,701|
|Average Household Income||$56,023|
|Per Capita Income||$23,443|
|Total Housing Units||2,990 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,069 (35.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,597 (53.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||324 (10.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$148,964|
|Housing Affordability Index3||152|
|Average Household Size||2.38|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||3.23%|
|Per Capita Income||2.83%|
The table below compares West Hattiesburg to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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.
|Total Population||# 58||84th|
|Population Density||# 4||99th|
|Diversity Index||# 14||96th|
|Median Household Income||# 94||74th|
|Per Capita Income||# 87||76th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.