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Population

148,916 total population

34 median age

2.54 average family size

$58,514 average household income

95.2 people per square mile

0.67% annual growth rate 2010-2016

Population By Age

10,378 under 5

29,562 5 years to 19 years

89,508 20 years to 64 years

19,468 65 years and older

113,826 18 years and older

Housing

HOUSING SALES 2010-2015

YEAR

NUMBER SOLD

AVERAGE DOM

AVERAGE SALE PRICE

MEDIAN SALES PRICE

2015 1,421 93 $164,735 $142,000
2014 1,330 98 $164,459 $145,250
2013 1,301 96 $151,905 $138,900
2012 1,124 96 $149,589 $130,000
2011 1,167 112 $151,934 $132,000
2010 1,214 100 $146,615 $134,000

 

64,423 total housing units

$171,926 average home value

$58,514 average household income

57,098 households

36,826 families

2.54 average family size

Workforce


Top Employers

MANUFACTURING/DISTRIBUTION EMPLOYERS
EMPLOYER # OF EMPLOYEES
Mar-Jac Poultry 861
Channel Control Merchants 688
Kohler Engines 400
Georgia Pacific, Leaf River Cellulose 300
Hood Industries – Beaumont 200
Johnson Controls Company 200
Mississippi Tank 192
Borden 175
Select Product Group 148
Stion 125
Hattiesburg Coca-Cola 125
Resinall 115
Western Container 114
SERVICE EMPLOYERS
EMPLOYER # OF EMPLOYEES
Forrest General Hospital 3151
University of Southern Mississippi 2300
Hattiesburg Clinic 2218
Camp Shelby 2200
Lamar County School District 1300
Merit Health Wesley 1222
General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) 1000+
Hattiesburg Public School 750
City of Hattiesburg 717
Petal School District 535
South Mississippi EPA 400
William Carey University 370
Regions Bank 329

 

 

Workforce by Top Economic Sectors

13,920 Trade, Transportation and Utilities

9,600 Education and Health Services

7,700 Leisure and Hospitality

7,710 Government

6,200 Public Education

5,750 Professional and Business Services

4,200 Manufacturing

2,390 Construction

1,190 Other Services

Higher Education


INSTITUTION ENROLLMENT ANNUAL GRADUATES
University of Southern Mississippi 13,115 3,351
William Carey University 4,415 1,180
Pearl River Community College 4,755 880
Jones County Junior College 4,592 1,071
TOTAL 26,627 6,482

 

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Workforce Training


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The Pinebelt Works Basic Manufacturing Skills Certificate program is an intensive 80-hour course that exposes students to the most important aspects of a skilled manufacturing employee; safety, manufacturing math and measurement tools, blueprint reading, lean manufacturing, and statistical process control. Pearl River Community College’s Woodall Advanced Technology Center provides a class environment that is designed to replicate the manufacturing workplace and everyone must clock in and out of class with a zero-tolerance attendance policy. Successful graduates of the program have scored a silver or higher on the Career Readiness Certificate (Work Keys CRC) test, have a 10-hour OSHA certification, a CPR/First Aid certification, perfect attendance, and passing scores on all component testing. These are the employees that will make a difference for their employer right here in the Pinebelt. Interested applicants should contact the Woodall Center at 601.554.4646 to get started today!

 

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