Hattiesburg, MS (Edwards St / James St)




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About Hattiesburg, MS (Edwards St / James St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Edwards St / James St median real estate price is $57,275, which is less expensive than 94.8% of Mississippi neighborhoods and 94.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Edwards St / James St is currently $968, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 41.0% of Mississippi neighborhoods.

Edwards St / James St is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Edwards St / James St real estate 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 Edwards St / James St neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Edwards St / James St has a 14.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 73.9% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

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 Edwards St / James St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Edwards St / James St neighborhood has more Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry.

Edwards St / James St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

The Edwards St / James St neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note, 73.9% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

In addition, of particular note, 7.8% of the people in the Edwards St / James St neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Edwards St / James St (25.4%) than in 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

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 Edwards St / James 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 97.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 73.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.7% 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 Edwards St / James St neighborhood, 36.7% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (22.3%), and 9.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Edwards St / James St neighborhood in Hattiesburg, MS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (18.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (3.9%), and residents who report German roots (2.9%), and some of the residents are also of Croatian ancestry (2.3%), along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (2.2%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Edwards St / James St neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (14.2%).

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 Edwards St / James St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (71.2%) 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 (25.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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AGE OF Hattiesburg, MS (Edwards St / James St) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Edwards St / James St 0.101011101001110
Hattiesburg 0.101011101001110
Mississippi 2.76

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Edwards St / James St 0.101011101001110
Hattiesburg 0.101011101001110
Mississippi 28.34

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Edwards St / James St 0.101011101001110
Hattiesburg 0.101011101001110
Mississippi 21

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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District Quality Compared to Mississippi

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Better than of MS school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MS Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Rowan Elementary School
500 Martin Luther King Drive
Hattiesburg, MS, 39401
PK-05
Hawkins Elementary School
526 Forrest Street
Hattiesburg, MS, 39401
PK-05
Lillie Burney Steam Academy School
901 Ida Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS, 39401
06-06
Mary Bethune Alternative School
610 Dumas Ave
Hattiesburg, MS, 39401
04-12
N R Burger Middle School
174 Wsf Tatum Drive
Hattiesburg, MS, 39401
07-08
Woodley Elementary School
2006 O Ferrell St
Hattiesburg, MS, 39401
PK-05
Hattiesburg High School
301 Hutchinson Ave
Hattiesburg, MS, 39401
09-12
Grace Christian Elementary School
2207 W 7 Th Street
Hattiesburg, MS, 39401
PK-05
Thames Elementary School
2900 Jamestown Road
Hattiesburg, MS, 39402
PK-05

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