Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the City Center of Hattiesburg are $44,321, which is less expensive than 97.2% of Mississippi neighborhoods
and 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Hattiesburg City Center are currently
$586, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 61.7%
of the neighborhoods in Mississippi.
Hattiesburg City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Real estate in the City Center of Hattiesburg, MS is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Hattiesburg City Center has a 14.4% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
71.6% of American neighborhoods). This could either
signal that there is weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood,
or that much of the housing stock is seasonally occupied,
which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes.
Either way, if you live here year round, you will find many of the homes
or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Hattiesburg City Center
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 98.9% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Of particular note, 8.8% of the people in the City Center
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Hattiesburg City Center
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 97.6% of the neighborhoods
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.2% of residents in
the Hattiesburg City Center neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
95.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Hattiesburg are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 52.4% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 92.0%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Hattiesburg City Center neighborhood, 50.3%
of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 20.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(18.1%), and 11.4% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the City Center neighborhood in Hattiesburg, MS, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican
(6.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (3.2%) , and residents who report Irish roots (2.1%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (1.3%) , along with some Italian ancestry residents (1.3%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Hattiesburg City Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.4%).
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in Hattiesburg City Center neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.2% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (60.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (14.2%) and 5.1% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.