Hattiesburg, Mississippi Population 2021

45,845
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Hattiesburg is a city located in Forrest County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Forrest County. With a 2020 population of 45,845, it is the 5th largest city in Mississippi (after Jackson, Gulfport, Southaven, and Biloxi) and the 862nd largest city in the United States . Hattiesburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.02% annually and its population has decreased by -0.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 45,989 in 2010. Hattiesburg reached it's highest population of 46,855 in 2013. Spanning over 54 miles, Hattiesburg has a population density of 858 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hattiesburg is $52,047 with a poverty rate of 32.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $791 per month, and the median house value is $113,200. The median age in Hattiesburg is 29 years, 29 years for males, and 29.1 years for females.

Hattiesburg Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 52.97%
  • White: 43.12%
  • Two or more races: 2.26%
  • Asian: 1.07%
  • Other race: 0.30%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Hattiesburg, Mississippi is 45,845 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 45,872.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 45,989.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021169,9635570.33%
2020169,4065570.33%
2019168,8495570.33%
2018168,2925730.34%
2017167,719-439-0.26%
2016168,1582850.17%
2015167,8736940.41%
2014167,1792080.12%
2013166,9719770.59%
2012165,9941,1930.72%
2011164,8011,9451.18%
2010162,8560.00%

Hattiesburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American24,41752.97%
White19,87643.12%
Two or More Races1,0402.26%
Asian4941.07%
Some Other Race1390.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native1020.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander300.07%
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Hattiesburg Population by Race

Hattiesburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Hattiesburg Median Age

29


Total

29


Male

29.1


Female

Hattiesburg Adults

There are 36,835 adults, (5,268 of whom are seniors) in Hattiesburg.

Hattiesburg Age Dependency

46

Age Dependency Ratio

16.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Hattiesburg Sex Ratio

Female

24,687

53.55%

Male

21,411

46.45%

Hattiesburg Population by Age

Hattiesburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hattiesburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63%37%
All36.3%63.7%
Male27.9%72.1%
Female27.7%72.3%
Non Family26.9%73.1%

36.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hattiesburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,7782.3936.3
Non Family8,6131.4126.9
Married4,5363.1463
Female3,8153.5627.7
Male8143.0627.9

3.21

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Hattiesburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1374.13%
9th to 12th Grade2,3048.37%
High School Graduate6,36423.11%
Some College6,30822.91%
Associates Degree2,4378.85%
Bachelors Degree5,06318.39%
Graduate Degree3,91914.23%
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Hattiesburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hattiesburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black13,72411,3522,167
White12,13011,3435,933
2+ Races678636372
Hispanic677450192
Asian373353353
Other Race875735
Native American5353

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 94.64%.

Hattiesburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,361$29,055$26,673
Less Than 9th Grade$13,428$13,686$
High School Graduate$18,300$19,489$16,925
Some College$25,826$28,716$22,654
Bachelors Degree$33,110$32,996$33,170
Graduate Degree$47,412$58,320$41,639

$27,361

Average Earnings

$29,055

Average Male

$26,673

Average Female

Hattiesburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hattiesburg Language by Age

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Hattiesburg Language

95.28% of Hattiesburg residents speak only English, while 4.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.33% of the population.

Hattiesburg Language

Hattiesburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black23,0678,64337.47%
White16,9153,87722.92%
Hispanic1,41875953.53%
Multiple99631231.33%
Asian42726963.00%
Other13912086.33%
Native1027573.53%

32.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.23%

Male Poverty Rate

33.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hattiesburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hattiesburg is Other, with 86.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hattiesburg is White, with 22.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.25%.

Hattiesburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade49.32%
High School37.17%
Some College22.35%
Bachelors or Greater10.95%

Hattiesburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed66.50%
Male Unemployed44.70%
Female Employed22.35%
Male Employed19.44%

Hattiesburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hattiesburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,735$52,047
Families$47,318$69,556
Married Families$71,582$92,177
Non Families$23,513$31,986
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Income by Household Type

Hattiesburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

25.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.7%

Male Marriage Rate

23.6%

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 35-44.

Hattiesburg Marital Status by Race

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Hattiesburg Marital Status

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2,181

Number of Veterans

1,954

Male Veterans

227

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam661
Second Gulf War561
First Gulf War496
Korea146
World War II88

Hattiesburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54588
65 to 74463
75+422
18 to 34382
55 to 64326

Hattiesburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,0645.97%
White1,0295.96%
2+ Races8810.41%

Hattiesburg Veterans by Race

Hattiesburg Veterans by Education

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22.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hattiesburg Veterans by Education

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63.4%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

10.5%

Unemployment Rate

Hattiesburg Employment by Age

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Hattiesburg Employment by Race

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Hattiesburg Employment by Education

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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70.33%

Born in Hattiesburg

96.37%

Native Born

3.63%

Foreign Born

2.68%

Non Citizen

0.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.37% of Hattiesburg residents were born in the United States, with 70.33% having been born in Mississippi. 2.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hattiesburg Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202145,845-9-0.02%
202045,854-9-0.02%
201945,863-9-0.02%
201845,872-180-0.39%
201746,052-344-0.74%
201646,396670.14%
201546,329-91-0.20%
201446,420-435-0.93%
201346,8552200.47%
201246,6353220.70%
201146,3135091.11%
201045,8041,0250.23%
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%

Hattiesburg Population by Year