Hattiesburg is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in Mississippi and is home to the University of Southern Mississippi. Truly representational of the "old south," you'll find historic homes nestled among the rolling wooded hills and lovely family homes along shaded tree lined streets. Median home prices are between $111,000 and $114,000 with mortgage payments averaging around $2,000 a month.
For homeowners in Hattiesburg, the median household income is approximately $47,000 per year with most of the non-student population employed in education and health and social services. Commute time for over 60% of workers is less than 30 minutes with the majority of commuters driving their own vehicles or carpooling. Families with children will appreciate the educational opportunities that exist from Kindergarten to post-secondary levels. The 21 public schools boast a 14:1 student-teacher ratio with 80% of students receiving diplomas and 60% pursuing post-secondary education. Residents of Hattiesburg have access to over 500 doctors with a wide range of specialties from family practice to pediatrics to cardiology. There are also two state of the art acute care hospitals available within the city limits and nine other medical facilities within a 60 mile radius.
Residents of Hattiesburg often enjoy day trips due to the city being centrally located within an hour and a half of the Mississippi gulf coast; Jackson, MS; Mobile, AL and New Orleans, LA. For those who prefer to stay closer to home, Hattiesburg itself has much to offer in the way of activities and entertainment. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the Longleaf Trace trail and Paul B. Johnson Park for biking, hiking, canoeing, fishing and hunting. The Hattiesburg Zoo and aquarium are a hit with adults and kids alike and history buffs will appreciate the Armed Forces Museum and the African American Military History Museum. Hattiesburg proudly offers affordable homes in a family friendly environment.