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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.


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Median household income
Local
$24,409
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hattiesburg demographic reports
Hattiesburg is on the Leaf River, at the edge of the Piney Woods.
Former and merged names include:
· Hattiesburgh
Filming location for:
· 1978 movie, "Pretty Baby"
Well-known residents have included:
· Danny Manning, basketball player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Heritage Festival - March 31, 2007
  • May Fest - May 24-28, 2007
  • Great Southern Stampede - Aug. 30-Sept. 9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hattiesburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Paul B. Johnson State Park
Colleges and universities: University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, William Carey College, Antonelli College, Pearl River Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 69

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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29% of Hattiesburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Hattiesburg include Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood District, Hub City Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Hattiesburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $731.


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Libraries in Hattiesburg include Library of Hattiesburg ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hattiesburg include Hattiesburg American

TV stations in Hattiesburg include WHLT.

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Forrest County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hattiesburg political report.

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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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