Hattiesburg, a small city in Mississippi, has a population of slightly more than 46,000. Young adults (15-24) make up a higher percentage of the population here (24%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find plenty of activities, though young professionals are also well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 34, skew younger than most cities in Mississippi. Most residents rent in Hattiesburg, and 40% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $794 a month is roughly equal to the state average.
Many Hattiesburg residents work in one of four industries: retail, healthcare, entertainment, and education. Combined, these industries account for 28% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, as 6% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of just under $45K, Hattiesburg workers bring in about $10,000 less than the average Mississippi resident. Hattiesburg's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Compared to the state average, Hattiesburg has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 7% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree.
Hattiesburg has an average commute time of about 18 minutes, quicker than the Mississippi average of about 23 minutes. Many residents (38%) drive their car to work, while public transportation is not widely used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
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