Hattiesburg, Mississippi Population 2020

45,309
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Hattiesburg is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 45,309, it is the 5th largest city in Mississippi (after Jackson, Gulfport, Southaven, and Biloxi) and the 865th largest city in the United States. Hattiesburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.70% annually and its population has decreased by -1.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 45,989 in 2010. Hattiesburg reached it's highest population of 46,853 in 2013. Spanning over 54 miles, Hattiesburg has a population density of 848 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hattiesburg is $49,442 with a poverty rate of 32.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $774 per month, and the median house value is $112,100. The median age in Hattiesburg is 28.7 years, 28.6 years for males, and 28.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.9 males.

Hattiesburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hattiesburg was:

  • Black or African American: 52.47%
  • White: 43.13%
  • Two or more races: 2.61%
  • Asian: 1.17%
  • Other race: 0.33%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Hattiesburg, Mississippi is 45,309, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 45,951.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 45,989.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020150,8046950.46%
2019150,1096950.46%
2018149,4146950.47%
2017148,719-297-0.20%
2016149,0163610.24%
2015148,6556200.42%
2014148,0352690.18%
2013147,7661,2190.82%
2012146,5471,2410.85%
2011145,3062,0231.39%
2010143,2830.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American24,26752.47%
White19,95043.13%
Two or More Races1,2092.61%
Asian5401.17%
Some Other Race1520.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native1020.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander310.07%
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Hattiesburg Population Pyramid 2020

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Hattiesburg Median Age

28.7


Total

28.6


Male

28.8


Female

Hattiesburg Adults

There are 37,099 adults, (5,210 of whom are seniors) in Hattiesburg.

Hattiesburg Age Dependency

45

Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Hattiesburg Sex Ratio

Female

25,010

54.07%

Male

21,241

45.93%

Hattiesburg Households and Families

Hattiesburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hattiesburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.3%35.7%
All37.4%62.6%
Male31.1%68.9%
Female29.6%70.4%
Non Family27%73%

37.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,4952.4237.4
Non Family8,2301.4727
Married4,4963.0864.3
Female4,0373.5129.6
Male7323.0931.1

3.17

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Hattiesburg Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0343.78%
9th to 12th Grade2,4078.80%
High School Graduate6,14222.46%
Some College6,49223.74%
Associates Degree2,2938.38%
Bachelors Degree4,98318.22%
Graduate Degree4,00014.62%
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Hattiesburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black13,58311,1782,347
White12,18611,4485,790
Hispanic655424215
Multiple Races626568324
Asian351336336
Other Race1047634
Native American4747

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 95.73%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,403$30,764$25,888
Less Than High School$12,230$14,518$8,602
High School Grad$19,601$22,357$16,531
Some College$24,918$29,846$20,442
Bachelors Degree$33,955$33,977$33,946
Graduate Degree$42,110$50,727$40,064

$27,403

Average Earnings

$30,764

Average Male

$25,888

Average Female

Hattiesburg Language

Hattiesburg Language by Age

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Hattiesburg Language

95.29% of Hattiesburg residents speak only English, while 4.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.23% of the population.

Hattiesburg Poverty

Hattiesburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black22,9318,44636.83%
White17,0334,05923.83%
Hispanic1,26376460.49%
Multiple1,13332528.68%
Asian40726765.60%
Other13011286.15%
Native1028684.31%

32.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.24%

Male Poverty Rate

33.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hattiesburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hattiesburg is Other, with 86.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hattiesburg is White, with 23.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.72%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School49.04%
High School35.49%
Some College21.26%
Bachelors or Greater10.35%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed64.08%
Male Unemployed47.05%
Female Employed22.62%
Male Employed20.84%

Hattiesburg Income

Hattiesburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,792$49,442
Families$46,138$64,296
Married Families$66,698-
Non Families$22,771$31,214
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Hattiesburg Marital Status

Hattiesburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

26.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.0%

Male Marriage Rate

23.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Hattiesburg Married by Age and Sex

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Hattiesburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Hattiesburg Marital Status by Race

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Hattiesburg Veterans

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2,266

Number of Veterans

2,005

Male Veterans

261

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam737
Second Gulf War494
First Gulf War433
Korea163
World War II115
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54517
75+485
65 to 74453
55 to 64444
18 to 34367
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1076.33%
Black1,0776.06%
2 or More829.15%

Hattiesburg Veterans by Education

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21.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hattiesburg Employment Status

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63.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

13%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.84%

Born in Mississippi

96.08%

Native Born

3.92%

Foreign Born

2.77%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.08% of Hattiesburg residents were born in the United States, with 69.84% having been born in Mississippi. 2.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202045,309-321-0.70%
201945,630-321-0.70%
201845,951-159-0.34%
201746,110-321-0.69%
201646,431780.17%
201546,353-69-0.15%
201446,422-431-0.92%
201346,8532210.47%
201246,6323280.71%
201146,3045061.10%
201045,7981,0190.23%
200044,7792,8970.67%
199041,8821,0530.25%
198040,8292,5520.65%
197038,2773,2880.90%
196034,9895,5151.73%
195029,4748,4483.44%
194021,0262,4251.23%
193018,6015,3313.43%
192013,2701,5371.24%
191011,7337,55810.89%
19004,1750.00%