Hattiesburg Tourism

Hattiesburg is a city in the U.S. state of Mississippi, primarily in Forrest County (where it is the county seat) and extending west into Lamar County. The city population was 45,989 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 46,805 in 2015. It is the principal city of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties. Founded in 1882 by civil engineer William H. Hardy, Hattiesburg was named in honor of Hardy's wife Hattie. The town was incorporated two years later with a population of 400. Hattiesburg's population first expanded as a center of the lumber and railroad industries, from which was derived the nickname "The Hub City". It now attracts newcomers to the area because of the diversity of the economy, strong neighborhoods and the central location in South Mississippi. Hattiesburg is home to The University of Southern Mississippi (originally known as Mississippi Normal College) and William Carey University (formerly William Carey College). South of Hattiesburg is Camp Shelby, the largest National Guard training base east of the Mississippi River.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Hattiesburg in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Hattiesburg like a local. After your splendid visit to Hattiesburg, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Biloxi. Take a short trip from Hattiesburg and set some time aside to explore the Biloxi. Dotted with places like Beau Rivage Casino, Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Biloxi, Ip Casino Resort; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Hattiesburg, you'll have to take a flight to Biloxi; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Hattiesburg are of 1-2 days.

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  • Know the pollution level of Hattiesburg before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.5 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Hattiesburg for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hattiesburg.

    • Burglary and Theft 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.67 (High)
    • Attacks 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 54.41 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 34.78 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 69.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 0.89 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Hattiesburg

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.5 USD

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