Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Access to medical facilities might be a significant factor when choosing the best care option for you or your loved one. In total, there are 2 hospitals located in Hattiesburg which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Hattiesburg include Merit Health Wesley and Forrest General Hospital.
Cost of Living
The location where a care facility is located could have a significant influence on the total price. The overall cost of living is a major influence when deciding which care choice is best for you or your loved one. The median home value in Hattiesburg is $103,033 and the median price for rent is about $705 per month a month. The rent burden for Hattiesburg is around 17.0% of the average monthly income. Hattiesburg has a sales tax of 7.00%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Climate and weather, especially air quality and humidity, can be a major factor in deciding which location meets the needs of your loved one. Hattiesburg has a humid subtropical type of climate. On average, Hattiesburg has a humidity rating of roughly 65%. Humidity ratings peak during the month of July at about 67%. Monthly, Hattiesburg gets around 5 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation historically occurs in December with an average of 9 inches during the month. Hattiesburg gets an average of 0.30 inches of snow. During the summer, Hattiesburg is about 82F. The summer high temperature is at around 93F in June. The low summer temperature is about 70F in June. In wintertime, the average temp in Hattiesburg drops to approximately 52F. The highest winter temperature will rise to approximately 64F during the month of February. The low winter temperature will rise to roughly 40 F during the month of January. On average, the air quality index rating in Hattiesburg is approximately 38.4. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index rating reaches its max score during the month of December at approximately 47.3.
Demographics and Values
In Hattiesburg, 6.3% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Hattiesburg is considered unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Hattiesburg, out of the total population 0.2% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.8% practice Islam. In Hattiesburg, 31.1% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Hattiesburg 31.3% are Baptists, 10.2% practice another Christian faith, and 9.3% are Methodists. In terms of crime, Hattiesburg has 45.6 property crimes per 1000 residents and 2.8 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Hattiesburg has a population density of 335 people per square mile. The current population of Hattiesburg is shrinking at a rate of -0.003%. Out of the total population of Hattiesburg, 63.4% participate in the labor force, 19.6% have some form of disability, 6.2% are widowed, and 16.8% do not have health insurance. Demographically, Hattiesburg is 0.1% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.4% other or not specified, 42.6% white, 53.5% black, 2.8% Hispanic, 2.3% mixed race, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. In the previous presidential election, 55.1% voted Republican, 41.7% voted Democrat, and 3.2% voted for a third party candidate in Forrest county. Out of the total city population, 53.6% are female and 46.4% are male. The median age of Hattiesburg is 29 years old. In Hattiesburg, 20.7% of the population are over the age of 55, 8.5% are over the age of 60, 4.3% are over the age of 70, and 3.4% are over the age of 80. In terms of education, 24.6% have a high-school diploma, 31.2% have a college degree, and 13.5% have a graduate degree.
An overview of Mississippi
The state of Mississippi has a cost of living index of 85.7 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 91.6 and a housing index rating of 70.1. Overall, Mississippi ranks 48th out of all states in quality of life and 50th in healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Mississippi ranks 11th in the nation. The state of Mississippi has 105 hospitals and 247 health centers, providing care to a population of 2,983,400. The three highest ranked hospitals in Mississippi are Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, Beacham Memorial Hospital, and Ochsner Medical Center-Hancock.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 40% of Mississippi residents voted Democrat and 58% voted Republican. In Mississippi, 49% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 6,765 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-41%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-24%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Mississippi there are 604 masonic lodges. The state of Mississippi ranks 30th in the country for diversity. In Mississippi, 29% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38.
State-wide weather information
The average air quality index rating in Mississippi is 39.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 49.3 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Mississippi is around 4.85 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 7.60 inches. During the winter, the average temperature in Mississippi drops to around 46F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 67F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 27F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 80F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 94F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 63F in the month of June. On average, the humidity rating for Mississippi is around 74%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 76% in the month of July. While residents of Mississippi mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Mississippi can include hurricanes, tornadoes, and and earthquakes (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in Mississippi
The state of Mississippi has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Virginia waterleaf, eastern cottonwood, may apple, and staghorn sumac. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mountain lions, the chickadee, the mountain lions, or the cardinal. The state animal of Mississippi is the white-tailed deer.