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Population in 2010: 3,601. Population change since 2000: +14.1%
Males: 1,667  (46.3%)
Females: 1,934  (53.7%)

Median resident age:  25.1 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39350.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,565 (it was $26,352 in 2000)
Pearl River:

$37,565
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,968

Pearl River CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $60,557 (it was $53,000 in 2000)
Pearl River:

$60,557
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $114,177; Detached houses: $97,172; Townhouses or other attached units: $214,483; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,271; Mobile homes: $190,890

Median gross rent in 2012: $446.

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  • American Indian alone - 3,212 (78.2%)
  • White alone - 547 (13.3%)
  • Two or more races - 159 (3.9%)
  • Black alone - 130 (3.2%)
  • Hispanic - 37 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 21 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pearl River: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Pearl River, Mississippi on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Pearl River is mentioned 121 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: United States (4.7%), English (2.5%), Irish (2.3%), Scottish (2.2%), German (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 30.7 square miles.

Population density: 117 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Pearl River:

  • High school or higher: 69.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pearl River CDP:

  • Never married: 47.7%
  • Now married: 26.6%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

13 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.3%
Mississippi:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $234 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.4%)

Pearl River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (65.0 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (149.3 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (419.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Philadelphia, MS (2.7 miles ), Tucker, MS (3.4 miles ), Standing Pine, MS (3.8 miles ), Sebastopol, MS (4.0 miles ), Union, MS (4.0 miles ), Noxapater, MS (4.2 miles ), Carthage, MS (4.2 miles ), Redwater, MS (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 32.79 N, Longitude: 89.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 601

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (25%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (25%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Pearl River-area historical tornado activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 234% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/23/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the Pearl River place center killed 2 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/2/1967, a category F4 tornado 19.5 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pearl River-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 88.9 miles away from Pearl River center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1998 at 15:20:01, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/28/1995 at 15:28:36, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 86.4 miles away from Pearl River center
On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Neshoba County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Winds: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Pearl River:

  • ASERACARE HOSPICE PHILADELPHIA (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PHILADELPHIA, MS)
  • LAIRD HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; UNION, MS)
  • QUALITY HOSPICE CARE, INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; PHILADELPHIA, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pearl River:

  • East Central Community College (about 26 miles; Decatur, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,155)
  • Holmes Community College (about 42 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 4,518)
  • Meridian Community College (about 42 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,932)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 44 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Mississippi State University (about 53 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 15,187)
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center (about 64 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,006)
  • Belhaven University (about 64 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,631)

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Notable locations in Pearl River: Choctaw Youth Center (A), Choctaw Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (B), Choctaw Fire Department Station 2 (C), Fairview Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pearl River include: Hope Baptist Church (A), Blackjack Church (B), New Testament Holiness Church (C), New Canaan Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McNeill Cemetery (1), Hope Cemetery (2), Black Jack Cemetery (3), Bethany Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jones Creek (A), Franks Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Neshoba County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.0%
(36.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  3.7 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  80.5%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  16.2%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Pearl River, MS

95 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Pearl River in 2000:

  • 171 people in nursing homes
  • 64 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 38 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Pearl River compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Pearl River travel time to work - commute


Pearl River mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Pearl River CDP (based on Neshoba County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.57%
Here62.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)
Adherents64.2%19.3%5.6%3.2%1.7%
Congregations41.6%23.8%3.0%5.0%7.9%
NameChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodMennonite Church USAOther
Adherents1.4%0.9%0.9%0.6%2.2%
Congregations3.0%2.0%3.0%2.0%8.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Neshoba County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Neshoba County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Neshoba County:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.3%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Neshoba County:

32.4%
Mississippi:

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

14.3%
State:

14.4%

4.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Newton County, MS  0.52% ($29,000 average AGI)
from Winston County, MS  0.49% ($23,340)
from Leake County, MS  0.44% ($38,905)


5.28% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,158 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Leake County, MS  0.68% ($21,446 average AGI)
to Newton County, MS  0.51% ($21,327)
to Lauderdale County, MS  0.47% ($24,978)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pearl River:

  • WHOC (1490 AM; 1 kW; PHILADELPHIA, MS; Owner: WHOC, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIRL (1270 AM; daytime; 3 kW; LOUISVILLE, MS; Owner: HARRISON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJDX (620 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pearl River:

  • WWSL (102.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, MS; Owner: H & G C, INC.)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WQJQ (105.1 FM; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZKS (104.1 FM; UNION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMAB-FM (89.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WMSO (97.9 FM; NEWTON, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKK (98.3 FM; CARTHAGE, MS; Owner: JOHNNY BOSWELL RADIO LLC)
  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMBU (89.1 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WMAW-FM (88.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WZKR (103.3 FM; DECATUR, MS; Owner: PONYTAIL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLSM-FM (107.1 FM; LOUISVILLE, MS; Owner: HARRISON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pearl River:

  • WMAB-TV (Channel 2; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W50BQ (Channel 50; MERIDIAN, ETC., MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAW-TV (Channel 14; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pearl River)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Poplarville, 6 Mi Nne 2 Mi Ese Of Orvisburg Poplarville (Lat: 30.900278 Lon: -89.503333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128.9 m, Call Sign: WNTR726
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.431 MHz, 952.431 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/23/2008, Expiration Date: 10/29/2018
    Registrant: Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP, 2001 L Street, Nw, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-2574, Fax: (202) 223-0833, Email:
  • Pearl River Water, Campus Dr (Lat: 32.778500 Lon: -89.226083), Type: Tank, Structure height: 22.8 m, Call Sign: WQNC583
    Assigned Frequencies: 11525.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/15/2010, Expiration Date: 12/15/2020, Certifier: Rhett Westerman
    Registrant: Deep South Communications, 17555 George Oneal Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70817, Phone: (225) 802-9000
  • HILLSDALE-PO, 86 Tower Road (Lat: 30.900250 Lon: -89.503639), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128.9 m, Call Sign: WQQL462
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/18/2013, Expiration Date: 01/18/2023, Certifier: Christopher Pickard
    Registrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 770-8791, Email:
  • POPLARVILLE, 6 Mi Nne 2 Mi Ese Of Orvisburg Poplarville (Poplarville Site) (Lat: 30.900250 Lon: -89.503639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128.9 m, Call Sign: WLS515
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.00 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:


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