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What Bert Has To Say About Hattiesburg Metro Area

Hattiesburg, the state’s second largest city, is definitely Old South, with well-preserved historic homes and a typical Southern town core with shaded streets. The economy is tied to the forest-products industry, and although it has diversified somewhat from that base with a variety of manufacturing activities, employment is still a concern. The University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey College lend some college-town flavor. The city is also positioning itself as a good retirement destination.


Quick Facts About Hattiesburg

    The unemployment rate in Hattiesburg is 7.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Hattiesburg jobs have Decreased by 1.17 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Hattiesburg's cost of living is 10.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Hattiesburg's population is 46,284 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.84 percent.
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Hattiesburg is $114,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.20 percent.
    Hattiesburg public schools spend $9,509 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.6 students per teacher in Hattiesburg.

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Is it time to leave?
Hattiesburg is generally a pleasant city to live in and raise a family, and is a convenient for several weekend destinations, but I'm seriously contemplating a move.... (read more)
A great place to live
Hattiesburg has two universities, the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University which has a new medical school. There are numerous community... (read more)
Went to college there..loved it
From Chicago, New Orleans, Miami, etc...went to college here at Southern Miss....I live in Colorado now and actually missed it. It is a small town that is family... (read more)
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