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Purvis is a city in Lamar County, in the Hattiesburg metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Purvis is 31.143N. The longitude is -89.409W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 387 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,308.


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Median household income
Local
$30,938
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Purvis demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Lamar County Bluegrass Festival - July 27-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Purvis web sites and events links in the sections below.
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.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Purvis demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lamar 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 39475 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Purvis residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Purvis ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Purvis was $13,727, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Purvis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Purvis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $265.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $613.


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Libraries in Purvis include Purvis Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Purvis workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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