Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg

A sought-after mix of Southern hospitality and contemporary elegance

Welcome to Hattiesburg

Nestled in the heart of Mississippi, Hattiesburg stands as a radiant gem of the South. Dubbed the "Hub City" due to its prime location at the intersection of major railroads, this city effortlessly combines historical charm with modern allure. Its streets, lined with stately oaks, are home to the University of Southern Mississippi, giving the area a youthful, energetic vibe. Historic neighborhoods like the Oaks and Downtown showcase beautifully preserved architecture, while bustling shops and eateries offer a taste of Southern hospitality at its finest. The Longleaf Trace, a 41-mile scenic pathway, beckons outdoor enthusiasts, whereas cultural aficionados can revel in venues like the Saenger Theater. Hattiesburg seamlessly intertwines its rich past with a vibrant present, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a blend of tradition and modernity. Whether you're drawn to its educational prowess, its arts and culture scene, or the warmth of its residents, the city promises an experience as unique as its Southern spirit.
 

What to Love

  • Rich historical tapestry at the city’s various museums 
  • Vibrant craft beer scene offering local brews
  • Diverse recreational options, from the Hattiesburg Zoo to scenic Town Square Park
  • Robust real estate market with competitive pricing
  • Easy access to major highways, making work commutes convenient 

Local Lifestyle

Locals in this vibrant city relish a lifestyle that beautifully marries the grace of traditional Southern living with the buzz of urban amenities. Mornings here might begin with a stroll in one of the city's lush parks or a leisurely breakfast at a local diner, where the sweet aroma of biscuits and grits fills the air.
 
A significant portion of the population comprises students from the University of Southern Mississippi, infusing the town with a youthful spirit and fostering a lively arts and entertainment scene. This energy is palpable in local coffee shops, where young scholars huddle over textbooks, or at the numerous music venues scattered around the city, showcasing both local talents and international acts.
 
Shopping enthusiasts delight in the boutique stores sprinkled throughout downtown, while history buffs are drawn to the African American Military History Museum and the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum. As the sun sets, residents often gather at local eateries, indulging in hearty Southern meals, or at craft breweries, savoring locally brewed ales.
 
Weekends see families picnicking at Kamper Park or residents exploring the Longleaf Trace trail. In Hattiesburg, the blend of rich traditions, modern amenities, and genuine Southern hospitality creates a local lifestyle that's both comforting and invigorating.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Nestled in the heart of Hattiesburg is an effervescent dining and entertainment landscape, promising gastronomic adventures and soulful amusement. At the forefront of culinary delights, Keg & Barrel invites patrons to dive into an expansive craft beer repertoire, each brew artfully paired with gourmet dishes that tantalize the palate. 
 
Colludium Brewing Company isn't just another brewery; it's an experience. Here, the art of brewing melds with community spirit, creating an ambiance that's both sophisticated and heartwarmingly local. On the hunt for distinctive treasures? The Lucky Rabbit stands as a delightful trove, brimming with curated finds that range from vintage artifacts to contemporary novelties.
 
For those with melodies in their heart, T-Bones Records & Cafe resonates deeply. This iconic spot offers not just the rich, warm sound of vinyl records but also transforms into a stage for live performances, becoming a beacon for both seasoned and budding musicians. And if a night of elegance is on the cards, the Hattiesburg Saenger Theater awaits. A symbol of the town's rich cultural fabric, the theater regularly hosts a medley of performances, from riveting dramas to classical symphonies, making it the crowning jewel in Hattiesburg's entertainment crown.
 

Things to Do

In the lively tapestry that is Hattiesburg, every thread tells a tale of adventure, culture, and leisure. Dive deep into the city's storied past at the Hattiesburg Pocket Museum. Here, curated exhibits spin tales of yesteryears, offering visitors an intimate journey through time and a richer appreciation of Hattiesburg's evolution.
 
If a day of delightful exploration with loved ones beckons, the Hattiesburg Zoo is an unmissable destination. Wander amidst verdant enclosures that house a myriad of magnificent creatures from distant lands and nearby habitats. Each turn promises awe-inspiring sights, from the graceful dance of tropical birds to the majestic stride of wild cats.
 
For those seeking serenity amidst the city's hustle, Town Square Park offers a tranquil oasis. Bordered by historical landmarks, its manicured lawns and charming pathways become the ideal backdrop for leisurely strolls, impromptu picnics, or simply soaking in the beauty of nature in the heart of the city.
 
And as evening descends, Southern Prohibition Brewing beckons. Revel in Hattiesburg's burgeoning craft beer renaissance as you sample artisanal brews, each masterfully crafted, reflecting the passion and creativity of the town's spirited denizens. In Hattiesburg, the invitation to explore, savor, and celebrate is omnipresent.
 

Schools

Hattiesburg places a high priority on education, and the Hattiesburg Public School District is dedicated to providing quality education to students. 

Overview for Hattiesburg, MS

47,074 people live in Hattiesburg, where the median age is 29.6 and the average individual income is $24,878. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

47,074

Total Population

29.6 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$24,878

Average individual Income

Around Hattiesburg, MS

There's plenty to do around Hattiesburg, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Ssipp Café, Brewmen’s Coffee, and Art Of Roux.

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Dining 4.27 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.13 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.26 miles 12 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 3.58 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.93 miles 7 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 1.8 miles 14 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Hattiesburg, MS

Hattiesburg has 18,594 households, with an average household size of 2.36. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Hattiesburg do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 47,074 people call Hattiesburg home. The population density is 880.86 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

47,074

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

29.6

Median Age

46.27 / 53.73%

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Total Households

2.36

Average Household Size

$24,878

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Schools in Hattiesburg, MS

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The following schools are within or nearby Hattiesburg. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Mary Bethune Alternative
PUBLIC
4th - 12th
No rating available
Thames Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Woodley Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Hawkins Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Presbyterian Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Sacred Heart Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
N R Burger Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
Lillie Burney Steam Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 6th
No rating available
Montessori Childrens House
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Earl Travillion Attendance Center
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Grace Christian Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Grace Community School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

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