West Hattiesburg employment information

IndexWest HattiesburgMississippiNational
Income per capita$20,540$20,956$28,555
Median household income$44,263$39,464$53,482
Median income owner occupied$62,745$49,112$68,142
Median income renter occupied$36,238$23,702$33,219
Median earnings male$31,071$31,341$36,116
Median earnings female$14,877$21,815$25,692
Unemployment rate6.3%6.3%5.8%
Poverty level20.1%22.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in West Hattiesburg is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in West Hattiesburg is 17% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in West Hattiesburg is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in West Hattiesburg is 29% higher than the national average.

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West Hattiesburg median earnings by income bracket

West Hattiesburg employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.4%0.6%
Manufacturing sector22.7%0.0%
Financial & insurance services3.0%5.3%
Wholesale & retail services15.3%12.2%
Public administration1.2%1.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.3%7.0%
Education, health & social services17.8%35.4%
Other25.4%34.6%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Arnold Line, MS2,533$51,6054%
Petal, MS10,675$50,9555%
Sumrall, MS1,580$41,19823%
Purvis, MS1,990$39,68826%
Rawls Springs, MS1,084$39,66226%
West Hattiesburg, MS6,853$44,26317%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Kenwood, OH6,852$70,34732%
University Park, IL6,852$46,02614%
Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN6,854$89,19667%
Martins Ferry, OH6,850$34,51135%
Nyack, NY6,857$63,17318%
West Hattiesburg, MS6,853$44,26317%
Source: The West Hattiesburg, MS employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.