Hattiesburg, Mississippi Population 2023

49,552

Hattiesburg is a city located in Forrest County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Forrest County. With a 2023 population of 49,552, it is the 5th largest city in Mississippi and the 905th largest city in the United States.Hattiesburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.56% annually and its population has increased by 1.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,730 in 2020. Spanning over 54 miles, Hattiesburg has a population density of 927 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hattiesburg is $52,047 with a poverty rate of 36.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hattiesburg is 29.4 years, 28.8 years for males, and 30 years for females.

Hattiesburg Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 54.62%
  • White: 40.38%
  • Two or more races: 2.92%
  • Asian: 1.09%
  • Native American: 0.46%
  • Other race: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Hattiesburg, Mississippi is 49,552 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 48,730.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Population 2023

Hattiesburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hattiesburg Population by Race

Hattiesburg Population Pyramid 2023

Hattiesburg Median Age

29.4

Total

28.8

Male

30

Female

Hattiesburg Adults

There are 36,387 adults, (5,869 of whom are seniors) in Hattiesburg.

Hattiesburg Age Dependency

50.8

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Hattiesburg Sex Ratio

Female24,85954.03%
Male21,15145.97%

Hattiesburg Population by Age

Hattiesburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.16

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

38.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hattiesburg Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hattiesburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hattiesburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 82.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.40%.

Hattiesburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$28,083

Average Earnings

$31,647

Average Male

$25,947

Average Female

Hattiesburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hattiesburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hattiesburg Language

95.34% of Hattiesburg residents speak only English, while 4.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.46% of the population.

Hattiesburg Language

Hattiesburg Poverty by Race

rate

36.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.22%

Male Poverty Rate

34.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hattiesburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hattiesburg is Hispanic, with 57.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hattiesburg is Islander, with 18.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.83%.

Hattiesburg Poverty

Hattiesburg Poverty Rate by Education

Hattiesburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hattiesburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hattiesburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.6%

Male Marriage Rate

25.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Hattiesburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hattiesburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,027

Number of Veterans

1,798

Male Veterans

229

Female Veterans

Hattiesburg Veterans by War

Hattiesburg Veterans by Age

count

Hattiesburg Veterans by Race

Hattiesburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

22.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hattiesburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Hattiesburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hattiesburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hattiesburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

66.30%

Born in Hattiesburg

91.44%

Native Born

2.98%

Foreign Born

2.29%

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.44% of Hattiesburg residents were born in the United States, with 66.30% having been born in Mississippi. 2.29% 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

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Hattiesburg Population by Year