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Purvis is a city in Lamar County, in the Hattiesburg metro area.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Purvis is 31.143N. The longitude is -89.409W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 387 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,308.
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6% of Purvis residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Purvis ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Purvis was $13,727, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Purvis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Purvis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $265. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $613.
Libraries in Purvis include Purvis Public Library ... View libraries
Lamar County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Purvis political report.
The average commute time for Purvis workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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