Pearl, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 26,534 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +20.8%
 
Males: 12,238  (46.1%)
Females: 14,296  (53.9%)
Median resident age:

33.9 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39208.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,283 (it was $37,617 in 2000)
Pearl:

$55,283
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,597 (it was $17,136 in 2000)

Pearl city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $124,384 (it was $68,800 in 2000)
Pearl:

$124,384
MS:

$120,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $928.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pearl: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.5%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.3% for Black residents, 5.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.2% for American Indian residents, 8.9% for other race residents, 35.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Pearl, MS (2017)
    • 18,48870.3%White alone
    • 5,57221.2%Black alone
    • 1,2824.9%Hispanic
    • 4301.6%Two or more races
    • 3031.2%Asian alone
    • 990.4%Other race alone
    • 280.1%American Indian alone

Races in Pearl detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 328 registered sex offenders living in Pearl, Mississippi as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pearl is 80 to 1.


Crime rates in Pearl by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.3)
1
(4.1)
1
(4.0)
1
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
23
(99.2)
45
(195.4)
20
(82.8)
7
(28.5)
12
(47.9)
10
(39.7)
10
(39.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
15
(64.7)
19
(82.5)
24
(99.3)
7
(28.5)
10
(39.9)
11
(43.7)
2
(7.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
51
(220.0)
38
(165.0)
16
(66.2)
55
(223.6)
45
(179.4)
35
(139.0)
21
(82.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
258
(1,113)
247
(1,073)
287
(1,188)
275
(1,118)
213
(849.4)
240
(952.9)
172
(673.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
475
(2,049)
544
(2,362)
489
(2,024)
448
(1,822)
367
(1,463)
414
(1,644)
446
(1,747)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
72
(310.6)
73
(317.0)
68
(281.4)
48
(195.2)
21
(83.7)
19
(75.4)
11
(43.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(4.3)
3
(13.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
5
(19.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)336.1409.0312.4250.9218.8219.1170.6

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City-data.com crime index in Pearl, MS

Crime rate in Pearl detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 81 (65 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.55
Mississippi average:

2.05
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Ancestries: American (17.4%), English (6.3%), Irish (5.7%), European (3.9%), German (2.8%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 272 feet

Land area: 21.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,215 people per square mile   (low).

Pearl, Mississippi map

828 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

This city:

3.1%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $789 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,008 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (6.7 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (139.6 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (357.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Flowood, MS (1.8 miles ),
Richland, MS (2.1 miles ),
Brandon, MS (2.5 miles ),
Jackson, MS (2.6 miles ),
Florence, MS (2.9 miles ),
Cleary, MS (2.9 miles ),
Robinhood, MS (3.1 miles ),
Ridgeland, MS (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 32.27 N, Longitude: 90.11 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +450 (+1.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,118 (24.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 601

Distribution of median household income in Pearl, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pearl, MS in 2017
Pearl satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 73 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 67 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 1999: 52 buildings, average cost: $79,100
  • 2000: 33 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2001: 60 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2002: 61 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 2003: 64 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2005: 80 buildings, average cost: $92,300
  • 2006: 74 buildings, average cost: $139,200
  • 2007: 151 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2008: 107 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2009: 55 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 2010: 39 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2011: 27 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2012: 30 buildings, average cost: $171,900
  • 2013: 46 buildings, average cost: $232,200
  • 2014: 34 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2015: 21 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2016: 29 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 2017: 25 buildings, average cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Pearl, MS residents
Average permit cost in Pearl, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +2,444 (+12.5%).
Most common industries in Pearl, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.2%)
  • Truck transportation (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.1%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Pearl, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)

Average climate in Pearl, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Pearl, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 79.9. This is about average.

City:

79.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.136. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.136
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.76. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.76
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.478
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 20.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

8.5

Tornado activity:

Pearl-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 169% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/3/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.8 miles away from the Pearl city center killed 58 people and injured 518 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 21 people and caused $12 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pearl-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 183.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 233.1 miles away from Pearl center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 129.4 miles away from Pearl center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 307.4 miles away from Pearl center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 165.2 miles away from Pearl center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rankin County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pearl topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Pearl:

  • WISTERIA GARDENS (5420 HIGHWAY 80 EAST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Pearl:

  • RIVER OAKS EAST PROGRESSIVE CA (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; FLOWOOD, MS)
  • WOMAN'S HOSPITAL AT RIVER OAKS Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; JACKSON, MS)
  • FMC LAKELAND HOME (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; FLOWOOD, MS)
  • MISSISSIPPI HOMECARE OF JACKSON (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; JACKSON, MS)
  • CROSSGATES RIVER OAKS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; BRANDON, MS)
  • RANKIN MED CENTER SUBACUTE SKI (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BRANDON, MS)
  • HOME HEALTH CARE OF MS (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; BRANDON, MS)

Amtrak station near Pearl:

  • 6 miles: JACKSON (300 W. CAPITOL ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

College/University in Pearl:

  • Academy of Hair Design-Pearl (Full-time enrollment: 75; Location: 3167 Hwy 80 E; Private, for-profit; Website: www.academyofhair.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pearl:

  • Belhaven University (about 5 miles; Jackson, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,147)
  • Jackson State University (about 7 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 7,485)
  • Mississippi College (about 14 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,919)
  • Hinds Community College (about 19 miles; Raymond, MS; FT enrollment: 9,115)
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College (about 44 miles; Wesson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,532)
  • Holmes Community College (about 50 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)
  • East Central Community College (about 60 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)

Public high school in Pearl:

Private high school in Pearl:

  • PARK PLACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 504, Location: 201 PARK PLACE DR, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Pearl:

Private elementary/middle schools in Pearl:

  • FAITH ACADEMY (Students: 138, Location: 2065 MURRAY DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • COLLEGE DRIVE SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 24, Location: 120 COLLEGE ST, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Pearl

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Pearl Public Library 3470 Hwy. 80 East Pearl, MS 39208 52,000+ volumes, month circulation - 10,000, public access computers/internet, Preschool Story Time, Adult, Teen, and Children's programs monthly. Dorothy Vance Public Relations Coordinator Central Mississippi Regional LIbrary System Serving public libraries of Rankin, Scott, Simpson, and Smith counties.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Pearl: Metro Airport Industrial Park (A), Niknar Country Club (B), Rankin Industrial Park (C), Camp Pioneer (D), Pearl Fire Department Station 4 (E), Pearl Municipal Library (F), Pearl Fire Department Station 2 (G), Pearl Fire Department Station 3 (H), Pearl Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Crossgates Plaza Shopping Center (1), Eastgate Village Shopping Center (2), Jones Shopping Center (3), McLaurin Shopping Center (4), Patton Plaza Shopping Center (5), Rankin Square Shopping Center (6), Brights Center Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pearl include: Oak Grove Church (A), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (B), Sunshine Church (C), Sweet Home Church (D), Truitt Church (E), Metropolitan Baptist Church (F), Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (G), Crest Park Church of God (H), Eastside Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old Sea Cemetery (1), Flora Hills Cemetery (2), Pearson Cemetery (3), Mount Elam Cemetery (4), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Patterson (A), Spring Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Pearl: Bright Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: King Steven (Amusement & Theme Parks; 109 Priester Drive) (1), Space Jump of Jackson Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 109 Priester Drive) (2), Rose Florist Gifts & Accessories (212 North Bierdeman Road) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Country Inn-Stes Jackson Airpt (3051 White Boulevard) (1), Fairfield Inn Jackson Airport (407 Riverwind Drive) (2), Quality Inn & Stes. Jackson Arpt. (360 Gilchrist Drive) (3), Jameson Inn Jackson Airport/Pearl (Sj) (434 Riverwind Dr) (4), Comfort Inn Airport (235 Pearson Road) (5), Hampton Inn Jackson-Pearl-Intl Airport (1234 Phillips Street) (6), Econo Lodge Pearl (232 South Pearson Road) (7), Howard Johnson Express (111 Airport Road South) (8), Country Inns & Suites (3051 White Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Ty Tabor - Heavy metal guitarist, Tommy Aldridge - Musician, Eric Washington - Basketball player, George Kersh - Middle distance runner, Justin Jenkins (American football) - Football player.

Rankin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pearl and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF PEARL (Population served: 25,500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-06-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-06-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-02-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In APR-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2011)
  • 231 regular monitoring violations
CENTRAL MISS CORR FACILITY (Population served: 3,292, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-15-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2013), St Public Notif received (2 times from NOV-25-2013 to APR-09-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-25-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-13-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-13-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-25-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 178 regular monitoring violations
GREENFIELD WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 3,252, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 255 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.2%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.2%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
57 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
12 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Pearl in 2000:

  • 37 people in state prisons
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Pearl (2011 data):

  • Trustmark National Bank: Pearl Branch, The Day Center Branch, Airpark Branch, Pearl Branch. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $9,612.1 mil, Deposits: $7,410.1 mil, headquarters in Jackson, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 186 total offices, Holding Company: Trustmark Corporation
  • Regions Bank: Pearl Branch at 3101 Highway 80 East, branch established on 1962/04/16; Pearl Branch at 3006 Highway 80 East, branch established on 1973/07/19. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Community Bank of Mississippi: Pearl Branch at 2441 Old Brandon Road, branch established on 2004/05/05. Info updated 2010/04/06: Bank assets: $639.2 mil, Deposits: $566.3 mil, headquarters in Forest, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares Of Mississippi, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • PriorityOne Bank: Pearl Branch at 3480 Highway 80 East, branch established on 1973/10/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $511.5 mil, Deposits: $433.9 mil, headquarters in Magee, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Priorityone Capital Corporation
  • BankPlus: Pearl Branch at 406 Riverwind Drive, branch established on 2006/02/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,177.0 mil, Deposits: $1,696.4 mil, headquarters in Belzoni, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 62 total offices, Holding Company: Bancplus Corporation
  • Merchants and Farmers Bank: Pearl Branch at 2917 Highway 80 East, branch established on 1973/11/01. Info updated 2007/01/11: Bank assets: $1,561.3 mil, Deposits: $1,372.4 mil, headquarters in Kosciusko, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: First M & F Corporation
  • Bank of Yazoo City: Pearl, Mississippi Branch at 5650 Highway 80 East, branch established on 2003/11/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $200.6 mil, Deposits: $178.6 mil, headquarters in Yazoo City, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Yazoo Capital Corporation
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Pearl Branch at 2301 Highway 80 East, branch established on 1974/04/15. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Pearl:

Marital status in Pearl, MS
  • Never married: 32.8%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

For population 25 years and over in Pearl:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Mississippi average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pearl
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pearl, MS (based on Rankin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant71,549123
Mainline Protestant10,49134
Catholic4,0962
Black Protestant2,86412
Other2,4376
None50,180-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Rankin County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 66
This county:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 59
Rankin County:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Rankin County:

9.9%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Rankin County:

29.2%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.2%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.4%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Pearl:

46.7%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Pearl:

28.6
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Pearl:

21.3%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.9%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Pearl:

6.8
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pearl:

33.5%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
Pearl:

56.6%
State:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Pearl:

80.0%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pearl, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 51$248,524$58,4760$0
Police Protection - Officers 47$213,010$54,3860$0
Streets and Highways 31$88,929$34,4240$0
Water Supply 25$90,510$43,4450$0
Parks and Recreation 22$58,637$31,9840$0
Other Government Administration 16$51,042$38,2820$0
Police - Other 14$55,666$47,7140$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$21,333$63,9990$0
Financial Administration 4$22,829$68,4870$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,940$35,2800$0
Fire - Other 1$4,161$49,9320$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 216$857,581$47,6430$0

Pearl government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,013,000 ($264.30)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,865,000 ($221.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,352,000 ($201.70)
    Regular Highways: $2,812,000 ($105.98)
    Central Staff Services: $2,283,000 ($86.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,746,000 ($65.80)
    Financial Administration: $1,743,000 ($65.69)
    Water Utilities: $1,671,000 ($62.98)
    Sewerage: $1,542,000 ($58.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,061,000 ($39.99)
    Health - Other: $447,000 ($16.85)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $125,000 ($4.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,217,000 ($45.87)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $3,139,000 ($118.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $253,000 ($9.53)
    Sewerage: $42,000 ($1.58)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($0.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,673,000 ($213.80)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $168,000 ($6.33)

Pearl government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,019,000 ($189.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,456,000 ($54.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,142,000 ($43.04)
    Other: $113,000 ($4.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $942,000 ($35.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,874,000 ($70.63)
    General Revenue - Other: $976,000 ($36.78)
    Interest Earnings: $151,000 ($5.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,346,000 ($126.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,903,000 ($373.22)
    Highways: $7,013,000 ($264.30)
    Other: $1,928,000 ($72.66)
  • Tax - Property: $7,563,000 ($285.03)
    Public Utilities Sales: $979,000 ($36.90)
    Other License: $243,000 ($9.16)

Pearl government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,885,000 ($3425.23)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,598,000 ($3188.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,005,000 ($414.75)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,718,000 ($177.81)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,685,000 ($138.88)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,685,000 ($138.88)

Pearl government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,757,000 ($103.90)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,372,000 ($164.77)

7.28% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,829 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hinds County, MS  2.09% ($47,456 average AGI)
from Madison County, MS  0.98% ($56,222)
from Simpson County, MS  0.25% ($41,741)


6.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($58,367 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hinds County, MS  1.54% ($38,570 average AGI)
to Madison County, MS  0.83% ($71,029)
to Simpson County, MS  0.26% ($34,923)
Businesses in Pearl, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Motel 61
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Office Depot1
Baskin-Robbins1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1Popeyes1
Budget Car Rental1Quality1
CVS1Quiznos1
Church's Chicken1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Ruby Tuesday1
Dennys1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In2
Dunkin Donuts1Sam's Club1
Econo Lodge1Sleep Inn1
FedEx3Starbucks1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway3
H&R Block1Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile3
Holiday Inn3Taco Bell2
Jones New York1U-Haul3
KFC1UPS5
Kroger1Waffle House2
La Quinta1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Marriott1

Strongest AM radio stations in Pearl:

  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWDF (720 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICHLAND, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPBQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; FLOWOOD, MS; Owner: PDB CORPORATION)
  • WJDX (620 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSLI (930 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: SPORTSRAD, INC.)
  • WOAD (1300 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WIIN (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RIDGELAND, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)
  • WJXN (1450 AM; 1 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZRX (1590 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTWZ (1120 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLINTON, MS; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WRKN (970 AM; 1 kW; BRANDON, MS; Owner: RADIO STATION WRKN, INC.)
  • WKXI (1400 AM; 1 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pearl:

  • WDBT (95.5 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMPR (90.1 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: J.C. MAXWELL BROADCASTING GROUP, INC)
  • WTYX (94.7 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: BACKYARD BROADCASTING MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WMSI-FM (102.9 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMI (99.7 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WSTZ-FM (106.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMPN-FM (91.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WUSJ (96.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRXW (93.9 FM; PEARL, MS; Owner: BACKYARD BROADCASTING MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WJKK (98.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WKXI-FM (107.5 FM; MAGEE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WJSU-FM (88.5 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WYOY (101.7 FM; GLUCKSTADT, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)
  • WRJH (97.7 FM; BRANDON, MS; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WJXN-FM (100.9 FM; UTICA, MS; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WHJT (93.5 FM; CLINTON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE)
  • WYJS (105.9 FM; PICKENS, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Pearl:

  • WBMS-CA (Channel 10; JACKSON, MS; Owner: GENE A. BLAILOCK)
  • WJTV (Channel 12; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLBT (Channel 3; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • WJKO-LP (Channel 64; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WMPN-TV (Channel 29; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDBD (Channel 40; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WDBD LICENSE CORP.)
  • WJMF-LP (Channel 53; JACKSON, MS; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJXF-LP (Channel 49; JACKSON, MS; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAPT (Channel 16; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WAPT HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WBXK-CA (Channel 8; JACKSON, ETC., MS; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W46CW (Channel 46; JACKSON/BRANDON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W23BC (Channel 23; JACKSON, MS; Owner: JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WNTZ (Channel 48; NATCHEZ, MS; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORP.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Pearl fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 45Number of bridges
  • 400ft / 122mTotal length
  • $6,116,859,000Total costs
  • 530,820Total average daily traffic
  • 50,796Total average daily truck traffic
  • 379,880Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pearl, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 171960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pearl, MS
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED125$127,70166$104,116292$116,17836$39,04181$71,4684$50,618
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$105,3371$305,92024$121,6301$3,0000$01$37,850
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$110,23820$80,72999$107,84316$30,33410$64,1688$36,831
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$108,7202$47,00053$106,9083$88,2534$87,1280$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$85,82017$94,6611$81,9101$180,0001$26,720

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0202.04 , 0203.01, 0206.00, 0207.01, 0207.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$148,21719$155,9671$136,550
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$111,7005$133,4960$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$128,8603$114,4630$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$209,5300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$131,7450$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0202.04 , 0203.01, 0206.00, 0207.01, 0207.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pearl, MS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pearl, MS - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 90. The highest number of fire incidents - 156 took place in 2006, and the least - 27 in 2012. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Pearl, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (38.5%), and Structure Fires (30.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pearl, MS
    • 58738.5%Outside Fires
    • 46730.6%Structure Fires
    • 29719.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 17511.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pearl, MS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pearl, Mississippi:

  • Comfort Inn - Pearl, 235 Pearson Rd, Pearl, Mississippi 39208 , Phone: (601) 932-6009, Fax: (601) 939-6922
  • Baymont Pearl, MS, 434 Riverwinds Rd, Pearl, Mississippi 39208 , Phone: (601) 932-6030, Fax: (601) 939-6025
  • Quality Inn And Suites Airport, 360 Gilchrist Dr, Pearl, Mississippi 39208 , Phone: (601) 932-4025, Fax: (601) 932-4119
  • Comfort Inn, 1226 Phillips Ln, Pearl, Mississippi 39208 , Phone: (601) 932-4141, Fax: (601) 932-6753
  • Hampton Inn Jackson/Pearl Airport, 1234 Phillips Ln, Pearl, Mississippi 39208 , Phone: (601) 932-7676, Fax: (601) 932-7637
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 501 Pearson Rd, Pearl, Mississippi 39208 , Phone: (601) 664-0065, Fax: (601) 664-9755
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 333 Airport Rd, Pearl, Mississippi 39208 , Phone: (601) 896-9638, Fax: (601) 896-9647
  • Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Pearl, 438 Riverwind Dr, Pearl, Mississippi 39208 , Phone: (601) 933-1174, Fax: (601) 933-1163
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pearl, Mississippi
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pearl, MS
  • 61.4%Utility gas
  • 36.0%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pearl, MS
  • 71.2%Electricity
  • 27.9%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Pearl compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Pearl on our top lists:

  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Central America (population 500+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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