Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS

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Population
173,970
0.0604% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
Median Age
35.3

Poverty Rate
22.1%

Median Household Income
$44,902
4.34% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$130,700
4.23% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
69,938
0.873% 1-year growth

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In 2018, Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS had a population of 174k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $44,902. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS grew from 173,865 to 173,970, a 0.0604% increase and its median household income grew from $43,034 to $44,902, a 4.34% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.1%), White (Hispanic) (1.94%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.58%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.918%). 3.36% of the households in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.5% of the residents in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in South Region--Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry Counties--Hattiesburg City PUMA, MS are University of Southern Mississippi (3,457 degrees awarded in 2019), William Carey University (1,219 degrees), and Antonelli College-Hattiesburg (104 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was $130,700, and the homeownership rate was 65.6%. Most people in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Mississippi, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Mississippi (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Mississippi across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Mississippi went to Donald J. Trump with 57.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (40.1%), followed by Gary Johnson (1.19%). The most partisan county was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Mississippi
57.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Mississippi
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.8% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Mississippi was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Mississippi colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat after Thad Cochran's resignation.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS is home to a population of 174k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.38% of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS residents were born outside of the country (4.14k people).

In 2018, there were 2.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (114k people) in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.38k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS are Spanish (3,021 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (422 speakers), and Arabic (416 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    114k ± 63
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    50.6k ± 526
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.38k ± 342
2.54%
Hispanic Population
4.42k people

In 2018, there were 2.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (114k people) in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.38k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.54% of the people in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS are hispanic (4.42k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    3,021 speakers (1.86%)
  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    422 speakers (0.259%)
  3. Arabic
    416 speakers (0.256%)

3.36% of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was Spanish. 1.86% of the overall population of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS are native Spanish speakers. 0.259% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 0.256% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.38%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
4.14k people
2.51%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
4.37k people

As of 2018, 2.38% of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS residents (4.14k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was 2.51%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
35
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS residents was 35.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    912 ± 739 people
  2. Philippines
    349 ± 458 people
  3. Germany
    203 ± 350 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was Mexico, the natal country of 912 Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS residents, followed by Philippines with 349 and Germany with 203.

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Citizenship

98.5%
2018 Citizenship
98.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.5% of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,230 ± 387
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,168 ± 388
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,845 ± 358

Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS is $44,902. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS with a value of $71,561, followed by DeSoto CountySouthaven City PUMA, MS and Rankin & Simpson Counties PUMA, MS, with respective values of $68,385 and $63,082.

Males in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,839. The income inequality in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS employs 69.9k people. The largest industries in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS are Restaurants & Food Services (6,569 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,831 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,487 people), and the highest paying industries are Plastics product manufacturing ($148,555), Nondepository credit & related activities ($115,287), and Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing ($107,290).

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,902
2018 value
± $1,730
4.34%
1 Year Growth
± 5.31%

Households in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS have a median annual income of $44,902, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,034 in 2017, which represents a 4.34% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$56,918
Average Male Salary in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS
± $8,029
$39,839
Average Female Salary in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS
± $5,770

In 2019, full-time male employees in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS made 1.43 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS
  1. White
    $47,299 ± $5,874
  2. Asian
    $36,483 ± $21,904
  3. Black
    $31,875 ± $6,751

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS workers was White. These workers were paid 1.3 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS.

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Wage Distribution

0.47
2019 Wage GINI in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS
0.463
2018 Wage GINI in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS

In 2019, the income inequality in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.66% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS with a value of $71,561, followed by DeSoto CountySouthaven City PUMA, MS and Rankin & Simpson Counties PUMA, MS, with respective values of $68,385 and $63,082.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS (37.3k out of 169k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    17,926 ± 1,046
  2. Black
    17,507 ± 1,016
  3. Hispanic
    1,524 ± 288

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

69.9k
2019 Value
0.873%
1 Year growth
± 0.873%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS grew at a rate of 0.873%, from 69.3k employees to 69.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,242 people), Cooks (2,124 people), and Registered nurses (2,066 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,242 people), Cooks (2,124 people), and Registered nurses (2,066 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining (11.4 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers (4.75 times), and Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers (3.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS, by average salary, are Dentists ($206,646), Physicians ($205,809), and Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers ($161,408).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

69.9k
2019 Value
0.873%
1 Year growth
± 0.873%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS grew at a rate of 0.873%, from 69.3k employees to 69.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS, are Restaurants & Food Services (6,569 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,831 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,487 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS, though some of these residents may live in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (6,569 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,831 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,487 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS has an unusually high number of Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products (13.9 times higher than expected), Support activities for mining (6.71 times), and Pipeline transportation (6.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS, by average salary, are Plastics product manufacturing ($148,555), Nondepository credit & related activities ($115,287), and Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing ($107,290).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $33.5B
  2. $26.7B
  3. $14B

In 2018, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $33.5B, followed by Textiles/leather ($26.7B) and Mixed freight ($14B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$198B
2018 Value in Mississippi
$331B
Projected 2045 Value in Mississippi
66.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Mississippi trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 66.9% to $331B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $31.4B
  2. $15.1B
  3. $14.8B

In 2018, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $31.4B, followed by Tennessee with $15.1B and Louisiana and $14.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2019, universities in South Region--Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry Counties--Hattiesburg City PUMA, MS awarded 4,882 degrees. The student population of South Region--Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry Counties--Hattiesburg City PUMA, MS is skewed towards women, with 6,877 male students and 12,452 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in South Region--Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry Counties--Hattiesburg City PUMA, MS are White (3,254 and 68.2%), followed by Black or African American (1,166 and 24.4%), Hispanic or Latino (138 and 2.89%), and Asian (100 and 2.1%).

The largest universities in South Region--Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry Counties--Hattiesburg City PUMA, MS by number of degrees awarded are University of Southern Mississippi (3,457 and 70.8%), William Carey University (1,219 and 25%), and Antonelli College-Hattiesburg (104 and 2.13%).

The most popular majors in South Region--Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry Counties--Hattiesburg City PUMA, MS are General Business Administration & Management (346 and 7.09%), Registered Nursing (297 and 6.08%), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (282 and 5.78%).

The median tuition costs in South Region--Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry Counties--Hattiesburg City PUMA, MS are $11,850 for private four year colleges, and $8,786 and $10,786 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 253 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 204 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 286 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in South Region--Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry Counties--Hattiesburg City PUMA, MS was General Business Administration & Management with 253 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in South Region--Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry Counties--Hattiesburg City PUMA, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,457 degrees awarded
  2. 1,219 degrees awarded
  3. 104 degrees awarded
$8,786
Median In-State Public
$11,850
Median Private

In 2019, the South Region--Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry Counties--Hattiesburg City PUMA, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Southern Mississippi with 3,457 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,568
Degrees Awarded to Men
3,314
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,568 men were awarded degrees from institutions in South Region--Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry Counties--Hattiesburg City PUMA, MS, which is 0.473 times less than the 3,314 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in South Region--Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry Counties--Hattiesburg City PUMA, MS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,254 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,166 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    138 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in South Region--Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry Counties--Hattiesburg City PUMA, MS was White students. These 3,254 degrees mean that there were 2.79 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,166 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS was $130,700 in 2018, which is 0.569 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $125,400 to $130,700, a 4.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS is 65.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$130,700
2018 Median
± $6,055
$125,400
2017 Median
± $5,099

In 2018, the median property value in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS grew to to $130,700 from the previous year's value of $125,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$44,902
Median Household Income
± $1,730
64.4k
Number of Households
± 1,917

In 2018, the median household income of the 64.4k households in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS grew to $44,902 from the previous year's value of $43,034.

The following chart displays the households in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.6%
2018 Homeownership
65%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 65.6% of the housing units in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 5.03% of the workforce in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (83.6%)
  2. Carpooled (6.89%)
  3. Other (5.62%)

In 2018, 83.6% of workers in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.89%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (5.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

86.3% of the population of Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS has health coverage, with 40% on employee plans, 20.8% on Medicaid, 9.4% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 2.67% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Mississippi was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see 1890 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0529% increase from the previous year (1889 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2051 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 591 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (24.6%). Additionally, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,890 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mississippi

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,890 patients per year. This represents a 0.0529% increase from the previous year (1,889 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mississippi in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Mississippi
$4,045
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,690
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,021
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Mississippi (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.86%, from $7,362 to $7,646.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.7%
Uninsured
40%
Employer Coverage
20.8%
Medicaid
9.4%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
2.67%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS declined by 13.2% from 15.8% to 13.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Forrest, Lamar, Marion & Perry CountiesHattiesburg City PUMA, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 24.6% prevalence
  2. 24.3% prevalence
  3. 24.2% prevalence

Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 24.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi by county over multiple years.

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