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Population

147,652 total population

34.6 median age

2.53 average family size

$63,801 average household income

91.4 people per square mile

0.38% annual growth rate 2018-2023

Population by Age

9,977 under 5

28,702 5 years to 19 years

86,679 20 years to 64 years

20,294 65 years and older

113,550 18 years and older

Housing

 

HOUSING SALES 2010-2017

YEAR
# SOLD
AVERAGE DOM
AVERAGE SALE PRICE
MEDIAN SALES PRICE
2018 1,676 71 $173,001 $154,900
2017 1,651 76 $171,867 $149,000
2016 1,628 93 $164,657 $145,000
2015 1,421 93 $164,735 $142,000
2014 1,330 98 $164,459 $145,250
2013 1,301 96 $151,905 $138,900

64,286 total housing units

$171,373 average home value

$59,632 average household income

56,890 households

36,627 families

2.53 average family size

Workforce


Top Employers

MANUFACTURING/DISTRIBUTION EMPLOYERS
EMPLOYER # OF EMPLOYEES
Channel Control Merchants 1050
Mar-Jac Poultry 1047
Kohler Engines 361
Georgia Pacific, Leaf River Cellulose 300
Hood Industries – Beaumont 200
Johnson Controls Company 250
Borden 175
Select Product Group 143
Mississippi Tank 136
Hattiesburg Coca-Cola 125
Resinall 115
Western Container 89
SERVICE EMPLOYERS
EMPLOYER # OF EMPLOYEES
Forrest General Hospital 3500
University of Southern Mississippi 2300
Hattiesburg Clinic 2218
Camp Shelby 2200
Maximus 1700
Lamar County School District 1300
Merit Health Wesley 1222
Hattiesburg Public School 750
City of Hattiesburg 717
Petal School District 535
SaviLinx 491
Cooperative Energy 400
William Carey University 370
Regions Bank 329

 

 

Workforce by Top Economic Sectors

14,270 Trade, Transportation and Utilities

10,430 Education and Health Services

8,230 Leisure and Hospitality

7,060 Public Education

6,950 Professional and Business Services

6,890 Government

4,500 Manufacturing

2,580 Construction

1,270 Other Services

Higher Education


INSTITUTION ENROLLMENT ANNUAL GRADUATES
University of Southern Mississippi 13,115 3,351
William Carey University 3,544 1,268
Pearl River Community College 4,755 880
Jones County Junior College 4,592 1,071
TOTAL 26,006 6,570

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Workforce Training


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┬áCenter at 601.554.4646┬áto get started today!

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