West Hattiesburg, Mississippi Population 2021

6,352
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West Hattiesburg is a city located in Mississippi. West Hattiesburg has a 2020 population of 6,352. West Hattiesburg is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 7.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,909 in 2010. West Hattiesburg reached it's highest population of 6,853 in 2014.

The average household income in West Hattiesburg is $52,755 with a poverty rate of 22.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $843 per month, and the median house value is $144,400. The median age in West Hattiesburg is 34.8 years, 31 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

West Hattiesburg Demographics

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

  • White: 56.75%
  • Black or African American: 37.11%
  • Two or more races: 4.23%
  • Asian: 1.90%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of West Hattiesburg, Mississippi is 6,352 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,933.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,909.

West Hattiesburg, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,60556.75%
Black or African American2,35737.11%
Two or More Races2694.23%
Asian1211.90%
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West Hattiesburg Population by Race

West Hattiesburg Population Pyramid $2021

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West Hattiesburg Median Age

34.8


Total

31


Male

36.8


Female

West Hattiesburg Adults

There are 4,535 adults, (879 of whom are seniors) in West Hattiesburg.

West Hattiesburg Age Dependency

73.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.7

Child Dependency Ratio

West Hattiesburg Sex Ratio

Female

3,521

55.43%

Male

2,831

44.57%

West Hattiesburg Population by Age

West Hattiesburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Hattiesburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.3%30.7%
Male63.6%36.4%
All49.4%50.6%
Non Family45.7%54.3%
Female5.8%94.2%

49.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Hattiesburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3872.6349.4
Married9213.9169.3
Non Family9091.1545.7
Female3953.155.8
Male1622.3863.6

3.4

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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West Hattiesburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3408.24%
9th to 12th Grade45110.93%
High School Graduate73317.77%
Some College93022.55%
Associates Degree2496.04%
Bachelors Degree76818.62%
Graduate Degree65415.85%
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West Hattiesburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Hattiesburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,2691,835734
Black1,4531,281615
Hispanic28297
Asian12112173

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.33%.

West Hattiesburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,843$27,035$21,831
Less Than 9th Grade$10,538$$
High School Graduate$18,828$20,228$16,975
Some College$31,442$48,013$30,474
Bachelors Degree$31,953$36,706$21,007
Graduate Degree$54,542$73,235$53,627

$25,843

Average Earnings

$27,035

Average Male

$21,831

Average Female

West Hattiesburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Hattiesburg Language by Age

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West Hattiesburg Language

86.26% of West Hattiesburg residents speak only English, while 13.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.15% of the population.

West Hattiesburg Language

West Hattiesburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,34162326.61%
Hispanic69844363.47%
White2,83934011.98%

22.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.42%

Male Poverty Rate

24.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Hattiesburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Hattiesburg is Hispanic, with 63.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Hattiesburg is White, with 11.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.49%.

West Hattiesburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.12%
Some College20.10%
High School17.28%
Bachelors or Greater16.60%

West Hattiesburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed19.78%
Female Employed17.41%
Male Employed11.84%
Male Unemployed0.00%

West Hattiesburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Hattiesburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,433$52,755
Families$55,169$65,553
Married Families$80,547-
Non Families$18,083$29,415
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Income by Household Type

West Hattiesburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

West Hattiesburg Married by Age and Sex

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West 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 45-54.

West Hattiesburg Marital Status by Race

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West Hattiesburg Marital Status

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390

Number of Veterans

378

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War129
Vietnam107
Korea84
First Gulf War72
World War II

West Hattiesburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+118
65 to 7489
18 to 3467
55 to 6464
35 to 5452

West Hattiesburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White32312.10%
Black673.86%

West Hattiesburg Veterans by Race

West Hattiesburg Veterans by Education

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4.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Hattiesburg Veterans by Education

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61.2%

Labor Force Participation

50.1%

Employment Rate

18.2%

Unemployment Rate

West Hattiesburg Employment by Age

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West Hattiesburg Employment by Race

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West 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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70.80%

Born in West Hattiesburg

93.37%

Native Born

6.63%

Foreign Born

5.42%

Non Citizen

1.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.37% of West Hattiesburg residents were born in the United States, with 70.80% having been born in Mississippi. 5.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Hattiesburg Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,3520.00%
20206,3520.00%
20196,3524197.06%
20185,933-83-1.38%
20176,0162524.37%
20165,764-910-13.64%
20156,674-179-2.61%
20146,8533986.17%
20136,455851.33%
20126,370520.82%
20116,3184096.92%
20105,9090.00%

West Hattiesburg Population by Year