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Hattiesburg is a city in Forrest County. (The community straddles Forrest and Lamar counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Hattie Hardy, wife of founder Capt. W.H. Hardy.
The latitude of Hattiesburg is 31.326N. The longitude is -89.29W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 171 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 46,664.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hattiesburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Forrest County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Hattiesburg area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 39401 ZIP code.
6% of Hattiesburg residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hattiesburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hattiesburg was $15,102, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Hattiesburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Hattiesburg include Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood District, Hub City Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Hattiesburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $731.
Libraries in Hattiesburg include Library of Hattiesburg ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hattiesburg include Hattiesburg American
TV stations in Hattiesburg include WHLT.
Forrest County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hattiesburg political report.
The average commute time for Hattiesburg workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 33 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hattiesburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 7.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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