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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
West Hattiesburg is a town in Mississippi with a population of 5,933. West Hattiesburg is in Lamar County and is one of the best places to live in Mississippi. Living in West Hattiesburg offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and young professionals live in West Hattiesburg and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in West Hattiesburg are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$720
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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West Hattiesburg Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    19%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in West Hattiesburg

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,593
National
$55,322
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West Hattiesburg Reviews

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West Hattiesburg is a beautiful, growing city. There are lots of new and booming businesses in West Hattiesburg that are fun to visit. For example, Lovie's is a fun, friendly gift shop. Southern Market is also, a fun place to visit. Hattiesburg has always been one of my favorite places and it continues to grow and become more beautiful.
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West Hattiesburg is a great place to raise a family! The Lamar County School District is one of the top in the state, and it is a great, safe community.
Hattiesburg has been my home for 14 years. It is a great place to live. It has an exceptional public school district, which I attend. I always feel safe in Hattiesburg. Our community in Oak Grove is fairly small. It seems as if everyone knows everyone. The schools and churches and very involved in the community. I have chosen to continue living in Hattiesburg and plan on attending The University of Southern Mississippi when I graduate in the spring of 2018.