Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Hattiesburg: The most populous city in Forrest County, Mississippi. It is located on the Leaf River in the southeastern part of the state. Hattiesburg is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the University of Southern Mississippi campus and the Hattiesburg Zoo.


Hattiesburg is a city located in the county of Forrest in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Its population at the 2010 census was 45,989 and a population density of 327 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 45,806 inhabitants.

The city was created 142 years ago in 1881.

Hattiesburg locator map
Location of Hattiesburg on Mississippi map.

Quick Facts about Hattiesburg

Population : 45,806 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Mississippi (United States)
County : Forrest County
Phone Area Codes : 601
Area : 140.55 km2
Altitude : 171 feet / 52 meters
Capital city : Hattiesburg is capital of Forrest County
Establishment : January 01, 1882 (142 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 04:37:01 (29th May 2024)
Postal code : 39401
Density : 326 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.4% (2010-2020)
Hattiesburg water tower Turtle Creek image
Hattiesburg water tower Turtle Creek
Hattiesburg water tower Turtle Creek image


Hattiesburg is located at 31°19'38"N 89°17'25"W (31.3271200, -89.2903400).

Hattiesburg map


According to census records, the population of Hattiesburg decreased by 0.4% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 45,989 - census
2011 46,313 0.7% estimation process
2012 46,635 0.69% estimation process
2013 46,855 0.47% estimation process
2014 46,420 -0.94% estimation process
2015 46,329 -0.2% estimation process
2016 46,396 0.14% estimation process
2017 46,052 -0.75% estimation process
2018 45,872 -0.39% estimation process
2019 45,863 -0.02% estimation process
2020 45,806 -0.12% estimation process

Hattiesburg zip code is 39401. County name: Forrest, County fips: 28035

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People born in Hattiesburg (92)

People born in Hattiesburg, including musician Van Dyke Parks, United States Navy officer Jesse L. Brown, athletics competitor Barbara Ferrell, .


  • Taylor Spreitler (American actress) she was born in 23/10/1993
  • Shelby Cannon (US tennis player) he was born in 19/08/1966
  • Kenny Rayborn (American baseball player) he was born in 22/11/1974
  • Henry Winston (American communist leader (1911-1986)) he was born in 02/04/1911
  • Bobby Bryant (American trumpeter) he was born in 19/05/1934
  • Paul B. Johnson (American politician (1916-1985)) he was born in 23/01/1916
  • Martin Sennet Conner (Mississippi governor, Southeastern Conference commissioner, lawyer (1891-1950)) he was born in 31/08/1891
  • Danny Manning (American basketball player and coach) he was born in 17/05/1966
  • Tim Floyd (American basketball player and coach) he was born in 25/02/1954
  • Joey Gathright (American baseball player) he was born in 27/04/1981
  • Moushaumi Robinson (American sprinter) she was born in 13/04/1981
  • Purvis Short (American basketball player) he was born in 02/07/1957
  • Todd Grisham (American wrestling announcer) he was born in 09/01/1976
  • Dorothy Dell (American actress) she was born in 30/01/1915
  • Craig Tatum (American baseball player) he was born in 18/03/1983
  • Fred Lewis (American baseball outfielder) he was born in 09/12/1980
  • John Lindsey (American baseball player) he was born in 30/01/1977
  • Robert Carson (baseball player) he was born in 23/01/1989

Schools in Hattiesburg

College & universities near Hattiesburg, MS

Code Name City ZIP
491233 Unlimited Cosmetology School Hattiesburg (MS) 39401

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Hattiesburg, MS

Code Name Address Type
HBG Hattiesburg station 308 Newman St. RAIL
HBI Hattiesburg, MS 7297 US Highway 49 BUS
LAU Laurel station 230 North Maple Street RAIL
PIC Picayune US 11 at Tate Street RAIL
GUG Gulfport, MS 10015 US Highway 49 BUS

Post offices near Hattiesburg

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Hattiesburg Post Office Hattiesburg (MS) 39401

Other cities in Forrest County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Forrest County , MS.

City Name Population Title
Petal 10,692 Suburb city of Hattiesburg, located in Forrest County, Mississippi

Distance to Other Cities

Hattiesburg distances to largest Mississippi cities