Hattiesburg metropolitan area

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Map of Mississippi highlighting the Hattiesburg metropolitan area

The Hattiesburg Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in southeastern Mississippi that covers three counties - Forrest, Lamar, and Perry. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 123,812 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 143,093).[1]

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 123,812 people, 45,999 households, and 31,372 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 72.13% White, 25.96% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $30,746, and the median income for a family was $37,731. Males had a median income of $30,221 versus $20,464 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $15,615.

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