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
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
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
More people in U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St choose to walk to work each day
(23.0%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Also, 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 U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 3.3% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
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, 98.8% of the real estate in the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
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, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the U of Southern Mississippi / W 7th St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 73.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 96.3% of all neighborhoods in America.
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
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 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.