West Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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West Hattiesburg, also known as Oak Grove, is, in part, a census designated place (CDP) defined for statistical purposes in an urbanized area west of Hattiesburg, Mississippi in Lamar County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,305, at the 2000 census. The statistics collected by the Census Bureau reflect the unincorporated area outside the city of Hattiesburg. In local usage, "West Hattiesburg" also refers to a portion of the city of Hattiesburg located to the west of the rest of the city and extending into the CDP. The city annexed more land from the CDP in 2003.



West Hattiesburg is located at 31°19′16″N 89°22′3″W / 31.32111°N 89.3675°W / 31.32111; -89.3675 (31.321239, -89.367437)[1]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.2 square miles (18.6 km²), of which, 7.1 square miles (18.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it is water. The total area is 1.39% water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 16,305 people, 4,464 households, and 2,601 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 892.0 people per square mile (377.3/km²). There were 2,633 housing units at an average density of 372.5/sq mi (143.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 74.88% White, 22.11% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.63% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.38% of the population.

There were 2,464 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.

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