Where is Hattiesburg?
Hattiesburg, a safe, friendly Southern city of almost 50,000 people, is located in
South-Central Mississippi on Highway 49 and on Interstate Highway 59. The city’s
nickname is “The Hub City” because it is surrounded by several cities in the surrounding
- Jackson, Mississippi – the state capital – approximately 90 miles north on Hwy 49
- Gulfport, Mississippi – the Gulf Coast – approximately 70 miles south on Hwy 49, on
the Gulf of Mexico
- New Orleans, Louisiana – approximately 125 miles southwest on Interstate 59/Interstate
- Mobile, Alabama – approximately 100 miles southeast on Hwy 98, on the Gulf of Mexico
- Natchez and Vicksburg, Mississippi – approximately 150 miles west, on the Mississippi
- Birmingham, Alabama – approximately 250 miles northeast
- Memphis, Tennessee – approximately 300 miles north
What is the weather like in Hattiesburg?
The climate is mild. You will need a jacket or sweater in winter (December – February),
but it almost never snows in South Mississippi! Rain and high humidity, however,
are common throughout the year.
- Summer (June, July, August): hot and humid – average temp 27-28 degrees C.
- Winter (December, January, February): cold at night and cool in the daytime – average
temp 0-15 degrees C.
- Spring (March, April, May) and Fall (September, October, November): pleasant – average
temp 15-27 degrees C.
How can I travel to Hattiesburg?
- by car:
- driving time from Gulfport: 1.0-1.5 hours
- driving time from Jackson: 1.5-2.0 hours
- driving time from New Orleans: 1.5-2.0 hours
- by airplane:
- Gulfport/Biloxi Regional Airport (GPT) – 60 miles from campus
- Jackson International Airport (JAN) – 90 miles from campus
- New Orleans International Airport (MSY) – 125 miles from campus
- Pine Belt Regional Airport (PIB) – 10 miles from campus
- by train: There is an AMTRAK station in downtown Hattiesburg, a 15-minute drive to
the Southern Miss campus.