Hazlehurst, MS


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Hazlehurst is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 3,924 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hazlehurst is the 79th largest community in Mississippi.

Hazlehurst is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hazlehurst is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hazlehurst who work in office and administrative support (14.72%), sales jobs (11.88%), and teaching (8.12%).

The percentage of adults in Hazlehurst with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.18% of adults in Hazlehurst have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hazlehurst in 2010 was $16,420, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $65,680 for a family of four. Hazlehurst also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.80% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Hazlehurst is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hazlehurst home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hazlehurst residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hazlehurst include Irish, European, German, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Hazlehurst is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.

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