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Welcome to Hattiesburg ...

The city of Hattiesburg is primarily located in Forrest County<1> and is the County Seat for Forrest County. A portion of Hattiesburg extends into Lamar County and Perry County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hattiesburg has a population of 45,863 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hattiesburg.

Hattiesburg is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Hattiesburg lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Hattiesburg: (601) and (769)<4>

The ZIP code for Hattiesburg: 39401<5>

Websites for Hattiesburg ...

Official Website: www.hattiesburgms.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hattiesburg had an population of 45,863 people. This is a decrease of 0.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hattiesburg had a population of 45,989 people (which is 61.37% of the total population of Forrest County). This makes Hattiesburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Hattiesburg represents 1.55% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 45,989 people, the population of Hattiesburg increased 2.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 44,779 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hattiesburg.

Adding Hattiesburg to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Hattiesburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Hattiesburg elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hattiesburg on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Hattiesburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hattiesburg.

  • Ellisville [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
    • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Hattiesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,559 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<7>
  • Purvis [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purvis
    • Purvis [Lamar County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Hattiesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,392 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purvis have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purvis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Purvis<7>
  • Sumrall [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumrall
    • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Hattiesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumrall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<7>
  • New Augusta [Perry County]
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    • New Augusta [Perry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Hattiesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 601 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Augusta have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Augusta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Augusta<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Seminary [Covington County]
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      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Hattiesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<7>
    • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hattiesburg
      • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Hattiesburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hattiesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hattiesburg
    • Goodluck [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodluck
      • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Hattiesburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodluck
    • Lux [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lux
      • Lux [Covington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Hattiesburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lux
    • McLaurin [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLaurin
      • McLaurin [Forrest County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Hattiesburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLaurin
    • Wingate [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wingate
      • Wingate [Perry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Hattiesburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wingate

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hattiesburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hattiesburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hattiesburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hattiesburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hattiesburg. Our list includes 20 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hattiesburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hattiesburg ...

Looking for more information about Hattiesburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hattiesburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hattiesburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hattiesburg: www.hattiesburgms.com/

The official website for Forrest County: www.co.forrest.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Forrest, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hattiesburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hattiesburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hattiesburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hattiesburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hattiesburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hattiesburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hattiesburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hattiesburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3279, Longitude: -89.2895    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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