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
$647, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 53.3% of Mississippi neighborhoods.
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
There are more people living in the Hattiesburg City Center neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (49.7%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
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, the Hattiesburg City Center neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 97.6% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Hattiesburg City Center neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 3.2% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a 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
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has
a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about
the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
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 the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities
and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods
with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries
will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun
to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly,
why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
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
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your
place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in
just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a
long and arduous commute.
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.