Real Estate Prices and Overview
U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St median real estate prices are $48,015, which is less expensive than 95.2% of Mississippi neighborhoods
and 98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St are currently
$615, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 61.4% of Mississippi neighborhoods.
U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of
the residences in the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St has a 14.5% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
72.2% 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
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Hattiesburg,
the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
78.7% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 96.7% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 5.0% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Mississippi.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (46.6%) 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: Migration/Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St
In the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 23.0%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.3% of residents in
the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
95.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 63.0% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 96.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood has more
Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 98.8%, which is higher than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 90.3% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Also of note, the real estate in the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 73.0% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.3% of American neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complementary 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 U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St 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 96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 55.9% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 93.7%
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 U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood, 53.4%
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
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 22.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(16.3%), and 8.3% in manufacturing and laborer 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 U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood in Hattiesburg, MS, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(6.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (6.2%) , and residents who report Italian roots (5.2%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (4.7%) , along with some French ancestry residents (4.0%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St
neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.7%).
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 U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (63.0% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (64.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (23.0%) and 8.3% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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.