Pearl River, Mississippi

We are giving away $1200 in prizes - enter simply by sending us your own city pictures!

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2010: 3,601. Population change since 2000: +14.1%
Males: 1,694  (47.1%)
Females: 1,907  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  23.7 years
Mississippi median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 39350.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,653 (it was $26,352 in 2000)
Pearl River:

$39,653
MS:

$37,963

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $11,803 (it was $8,544 in 2000)

Pearl River CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $61,096 (it was $53,000 in 2000)
Pearl River:

$61,096
MS:

$97,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $452.

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Pearl River, MS (2013)

    Pearl River races chart
    • 3,10576.9%American Indian alone
    • 51512.8%White alone
    • 1112.7%Black alone
    • 812.0%Two or more races
    • 531.3%Hispanic
    • 270.7%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Pearl River: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Pearl River, MS forum
Recent posts about Pearl River, Mississippi on our local forum with over 1,800,000 registered users. Pearl River is mentioned 147 times on our forum:
Why is mississippi so horrible?  (222 replies)
What started Jackson's decline?  (70 replies)
You can't fix stupid.  (65 replies)
Moving to Jackson from Michigan  (70 replies)
Costco coming to Jackson area?  (94 replies)
Mississippi areas with brightest futures  (42 replies)

Latest news from Pearl River, MS collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: United States (5.6%), Irish (2.4%), English (2.1%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 30.7 square miles.

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

Pearl River,MS real estate house value index trend

Pearl River, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Pearl River:

  • High school or higher: 70.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pearl River CDP:

  • Never married: 47.6%
  • Now married: 30.6%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

88 residents are foreign born (2.2% Asia, 0.3% Europe, 0.3% Latin America).

This place:

2.8%
Mississippi:

1.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $300 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $225 (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

Pearl River household income distribution Pearl River home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (29%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (28%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Pearl River: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Pearl River, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Pearl River, Mississippi average temperatures Pearl River, Mississippi average precipitation Pearl River, Mississippi humidity Pearl River, Mississippi wind speed Pearl River, Mississippi snowfall Pearl River, Mississippi sunshine Pearl River, Mississippi clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Pearl River-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 125% 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 near Mississippi state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 122.5 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 162.8 miles away from Pearl River 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 76.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 103.4 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 206.9 miles away from Pearl River center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 238.9 miles away from the city 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 Neshoba County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Freezes: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pearl River topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Pearl River:

  • ASERACARE HOSPICE PHILADELPHIA (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PHILADELPHIA, MS)
  • LAIRD HOSPITAL INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; UNION, MS)
  • QUALITY HOSPICE CARE, INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; PHILADELPHIA, MS)
  • CHOCTAW RESIDENTIAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PHILADELPHIA, MS)
  • NESHOBA COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; PHILADELPHIA, MS)
  • HOSPICE IN HIS HANDS (Hospital, about 10 miles away; CARTHAGE, MS)
  • HOMECARE HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; SEBASTOPOL, MS)

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

  • East Central Community College (about 25 miles; Decatur, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,380)
  • Meridian Community College (about 42 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)
  • Holmes Community College (about 42 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 44 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • Mississippi State University (about 54 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • University of West Alabama (about 63 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • Belhaven University (about 64 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 3,147)

Click to draw/clear place borders

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 2013: 30.3%
(45.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.7% for American Indian 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
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.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Mississippi average:

12.3

Pearl River travel time to work - commute Pearl River mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,03280
Mainline Protestant2,84521
Catholic6913
Black Protestant5823
Other2521
None11,274-
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: 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%

4.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
Mississippi average:

6.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Newton County, MS  0.68% ($27,046 average AGI)
from Leake County, MS  0.61% ($25,339)
from Winston County, MS  0.40% ($34,684)


4.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,482 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Leake County, MS  0.49% ($26,872 average AGI)
to Newton County, MS  0.48% ($24,696)
to Lauderdale County, MS  0.40% ($40,553)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • 12,256Total average daily traffic
  • 731Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,776Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

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:

Cost of Living Calculator