Welcome to Hattiesburg

Welcome to the Official Web site for the City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. With a population of nearly 50,000 and the fourth largest city in the state, Hattiesburg is centrally located less than 90 minutes from New Orleans and Mobile, the Gulf Coast and Jackson, Mississippi.

For those visiting our Web site, we hope that you will learn why Hattiesburg, the Hub City of the South, is a prospering region for economic development, education, the arts, health care, retirement, as well as a great place to raise a family.

For Hattiesburg regulars and residents, we have added online forms for your convenience and news releases, so you can keep up with the great things that are going on in the City of Hattiesburg.   





Congrats to Coach Bembry and the Hawkins Tigers for the winning the City Youth League Football Championship. Hawkins will represent the City in the State games at "The Rock” stadium of USM.

Also, congrats goes out to the Woodley as runner up and to all the teams, both Flag and Tackle for an outstanding season. Many thanks to Mayor Dupree, Dr. Terell and Dr. Trussell for providing the opportunities for family engagement.


Coin Flip


Mayors Cup

Champion Poster


Hattiesburg embraces our Veterans

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Economic Impact of Mayor DuPree's Financial Education Initiative

Program Seeks to Stabilize Low to Moderate Income Families

City of Hattiesburg Mayor, Johnny DuPree, formed the Mayor's Financial Education Initiative (MFEI) in 2001 to provide free tax preparation and to educate citizens on the Earned Income Tax Credits that were not being accessed. The South Mississippi District AARP Tax Aide is one of the original initiative partners, and this partnership continues. Pearl River Valley Opportunity (PRVO) is also a partner in the mayor's initiative.
DuPree welcomes community members who would like to become involved in the program. Individuals who pride themselves on making a difference can support the MFEI through volunteering, sponsorship of a tax site, donation of office supplies such as computers and printers throughout the tax season, etc. The City supports its partners by marketing their sites and educating the public of the advantages of using a MFEI partner. To volunteer or to learn more, please call 601.554.1005.

Below is a glance at the program's economic impact in the City between 2010-2014:

Year Refund Amounts

2010 $2,513,794
2011 $2,628,122
2012 $2,163,109
2013 $2,012,533
2014 $2,988,795

Mayor's Financial Education Initiative five years total economic impact $12,306,303.


Mayor's Youth


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Mayor's Youth Council promotes service


2014 Mayor's Youth Leadership Council Serves Southern Hospitality to Participants of 2014 Mississippi Municipal League Small Town Conference during Reception at Hattiesburg Zoo on Thursday, Nov. 6.

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Mayor's Youth Council








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