West Hattiesburg, Mississippi Population 2020

5,933
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West Hattiesburg is a city located in Mississippi. West Hattiesburg has a 2020 population of 5,933. West Hattiesburg is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 0.41% 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 $50,567 with a poverty rate of 18.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $720 per month, and the median house value is $140,200. The median age in West Hattiesburg is 33.9 years, 26.7 years for males, and 34.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.5 males.

West Hattiesburg Demographics

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

  • White: 48.79%
  • Black or African American: 45.58%
  • Other race: 3.37%
  • Asian: 2.11%
  • Two or more races: 0.15%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Hattiesburg, Mississippi is 5,933, 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 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,89548.79%
Black or African American2,70445.58%
Some Other Race2003.37%
Asian1252.11%
Two or More Races90.15%
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West Hattiesburg Population Pyramid 2020

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West Hattiesburg Median Age

33.9


Total

26.7


Male

34.9


Female

West Hattiesburg Adults

There are 4,121 adults, (720 of whom are seniors) in West Hattiesburg.

West Hattiesburg Age Dependency

74.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.3

Child Dependency Ratio

West Hattiesburg Sex Ratio

Female

3,199

53.92%

Male

2,734

46.08%

West Hattiesburg Households and Families

West Hattiesburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Hattiesburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male81.8%18.2%
Married71.5%28.5%
All49.4%50.6%
Non Family41.5%58.5%
Female10.5%89.5%

49.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2662.5949.4
Non Family9521.2641.5
Married8454.1271.5
Female3702.6310.5
Male992.0981.8

3.53

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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West Hattiesburg Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2366.44%
9th to 12th Grade3609.82%
High School Graduate69218.88%
Some College91925.08%
Associates Degree2907.91%
Bachelors Degree57015.55%
Graduate Degree59816.32%
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West Hattiesburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,7881,495573
Black1,5871,360470
Hispanic16589
Asian125125125
Other Race2525

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 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,912$33,625$26,591
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$19,787$20,519$17,128
Some College$31,292$48,603$22,200
Bachelors Degree$40,115$53,245$
Graduate Degree$51,404$55,500$50,750

$30,912

Average Earnings

$33,625

Average Male

$26,591

Average Female

West Hattiesburg Language

West Hattiesburg Language by Age

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West Hattiesburg Language

88.75% of West Hattiesburg residents speak only English, while 11.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.96% of the population.

West Hattiesburg Poverty

West Hattiesburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,67563423.70%
White2,52537214.73%
Hispanic5237614.53%

18.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.14%

Male Poverty Rate

20.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Hattiesburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Hattiesburg is Black, with 23.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Hattiesburg is Hispanic, with 14.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.67%.

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Name Poverty
Some College22.09%
Less Than High School13.76%
High School12.99%
Bachelors or Greater12.23%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.32%
Female Employed21.01%
Male Employed8.32%
Male Unemployed0.00%

West Hattiesburg Income

West Hattiesburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,593$50,567
Families$56,563$65,382
Married Families$80,781-
Non Families-$29,893
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West Hattiesburg Marital Status

West Hattiesburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

37.9%

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 35-44.

West Hattiesburg Marital Status by Race

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West Hattiesburg Veterans

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462

Number of Veterans

451

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War149
Vietnam123
Second Gulf War107
Korea69
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54140
65 to 74112
75+93
55 to 6463
18 to 3454
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Name Veterans % of Total
White32414.96%
Black1387.94%

West Hattiesburg Veterans by Education

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4.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Hattiesburg Employment Status

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65.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

14.5%

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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71.80%

Born in Mississippi

92.97%

Native Born

7.03%

Foreign Born

5.31%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.97% of West Hattiesburg residents were born in the United States, with 71.80% having been born in Mississippi. 5.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,9330.00%
20195,9330.00%
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%