Petal, Mississippi

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Population in 2013: 10,815 (86% urban, 14% rural). Population change since 2000: +42.7%
Males: 5,288  (48.9%)
Females: 5,527  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 39465.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,064 (it was $29,637 in 2000)
Petal:

$49,064
MS:

$37,963

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,263 (it was $13,996 in 2000)

Petal city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $123,237 (it was $59,200 in 2000)
Petal:

$123,237
MS:

$97,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $894.

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  • Races in Petal, MS (2013)

    Petal races chart
    • 8,26277.1%White alone
    • 1,0229.5%Hispanic
    • 8437.9%Black alone
    • 2602.4%Two or more races
    • 1511.4%Asian alone
    • 1441.3%American Indian alone
    • 150.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Petal: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (14.8%), Irish (13.0%), English (10.5%), German (10.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), French (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 162 feet

Land area: 9.67 square miles.

Population density: 1,118 people per square mile   (low).

Petal,MS real estate house value index trend

Petal, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Petal:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Petal city:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

95 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Mississippi:

1.4%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 39 registered sex offenders living in Petal, Mississippi as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Petal to the number of sex offenders is 277 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,215 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,077 (1.1%)

Petal satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulfport, MS (66.2 miles , pop. 71,127).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (106.4 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (381.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Glendale, MS (1.8 miles ), Hattiesburg, MS (1.9 miles ), West Hattiesburg, MS (2.6 miles ), Arnold Line, MS (2.6 miles ), Rawls Springs, MS (2.7 miles ), New Augusta, MS (4.1 miles ), Purvis, MS (4.1 miles ), Ellisville, MS (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $64,200
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $83,500
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $75,100
  • 2001: 21 buildings, average cost: $80,200
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2004: 85 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2005: 78 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2006: 78 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2007: 71 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2008: 36 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2009: 34 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $171,800
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $397,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 31.35 N, Longitude: 89.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,506 (-14.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 823 (17.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 601

Petal household income distribution Petal home values distribution

Crime rates in Petal by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013
Murders 000000012000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.09.318.80.00.00.0
Rapes 41141362000N/A
per 100,000 52.513.113.151.612.829.858.218.70.00.00.0N/A
Robberies 140026212110
per 100,000 13.152.30.00.025.659.719.49.318.89.29.40.0
Assaults 344434555110
per 100,000 39.452.352.251.638.439.848.546.746.99.29.40.0
Burglaries 313033434068735844713245
per 100,000 407.1392.1430.8555.2512.2676.5708.6541.2412.8651.0301.6412.8
Thefts 11111012516110975433424393857
per 100,000 1,457.61,437.71,631.62,078.81,395.8746.1417.4317.3225.2357.6358.2522.8
Auto thefts 177198712963737
per 100,000 223.291.5248.0103.389.6119.487.456.028.164.228.364.2
Arson 003110441000
per 100,000 0.00.039.212.912.80.038.837.39.40.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 167.4136.1143.8192.1131.4144.1143.0106.497.973.544.858.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Petal detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 31 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.29
Mississippi average:

2.39
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.5%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Petal, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Petal-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 113% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/28/1987, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Petal city center killed 6 people and injured 350 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.6 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Petal-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 83% 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 118.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 250.1 miles away from Petal center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 386.7 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 184.2 miles away from the city 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 118.9 miles away from Petal center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 183.7 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 Forrest County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Petal topographic map

Birthplace of: Ray Perkins (American football) - College football player, Nate Rolison - Baseball player, Tom Walters (American football) - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Petal:

  • BEDFORD CARE CENTER OF PETAL (908 S GEORGE STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Petal:

  • HATTIESBURG HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • BEDFORD CARE CTR-MONROE HALL (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • PROVIDENCE HOSPICE, SOUTH, LLC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • FORREST GENERAL HOME CARE HHA (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • BEDFORD CARE CENTER OF HATTIES (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • SOUTHERNCARE HATTIESBURG (Hospital, about 6 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • WESLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)

Heliports located in Petal:

Amtrak station near Petal:

  • 3 miles: HATTIESBURG (308 NEWMAN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Petal:

  • William Carey University (about 4 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,510)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 6 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 14,294)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 18 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,942)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 39 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,074)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 40 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 8,320)
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College (about 72 miles; Wesson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,532)
  • East Central Community College (about 77 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)

Public high school in Petal:

Public elementary/middle schools in Petal:

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Notable locations in Petal: Mississippi Power Company Eaton Plant (A), Petal City Hall (B), Caritas Manor Nursing Home (C), The Petal Library (D), Petal Fire Department Station 2 (E), Petal Fire Department Station 1 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Petal Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Petal include: Woodlawn Baptist Church (A), Petal United Methodist Church (B), Petal Presbyterian Church (C), Petal-Harvey Baptist Church (D), Petal Church of God (E), Mount Bethel Baptist Church (F), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (G), First Baptist Church of Petal (H), Carterville Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Chappell Cemetery (1), Petal Cemetery (2), Forrest Memorial Gardens (3), Grant Cemetery (4), Hillcrest Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Boggy Branch (A), Greens Creek (B), Gordons Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Petal: Optimist Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: International Checker Hall of Fame (Museums; 220 Lynn Ray Road), The Puttin' Place (Amusement & Theme Parks; 908 South Main Street), Southern Bowling Lanes Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 908 South Main Street), Petal Roller Dome (Amusement & Theme Parks; 100 Cameron Street).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 51.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.1

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

CITY OF PETAL (Population served: 8,791, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-28-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 304 regular monitoring violations
BARRONTOWN W/A (Population served: 6,638, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 467 regular monitoring violations
EASTABUCHIE WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1,700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-08-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-22-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-13-2011), St Formal NOV issued (APR-13-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-05-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-08-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 232 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.7%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.2% for Black residents, 26.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.0% for American Indian residents, 13.3% for other race residents, 27.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.2%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
57 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
54 people in nursing homes in 2000
9 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Petal, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Petal compared to Mississippi state average:

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

Banks with branches in Petal (2011 data):

  • BancorpSouth Bank: Eastbrook Branch at 27 Byrd Parkway, branch established on 2004/03/30; Petal Branch at 143 Central Avenue West, branch established on 1955/07/22. 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.
  • First Southern Bank: Petal Branch at 1048 Highway 42, branch established on 2005/11/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $199.1 mil, Deposits: $162.4 mil, headquarters in Columbia, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Federal Bancorp
  • Hancock Bank: Petal Branch at 535 Highway 42, branch established on 1996/05/15. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $4,988.4 mil, Deposits: $4,121.5 mil, headquarters in Gulfport, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 81 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • Pike National Bank: Pikco Petal Branch at 501 New Richton Road, branch established on 1995/04/03. Info updated 2007/03/29: Bank assets: $206.6 mil, Deposits: $156.6 mil, headquarters in Mccomb, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Pcnb Corp.
  • Trustmark National Bank: Petal Branch at 117 South Main Street, branch established on 1962/08/01. 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
  • Grand Bank for Savings, FSB: 226 Highway 42 East at 226 Highway 42 East, branch established on 2006/03/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $126.2 mil, Deposits: $114.0 mil, headquarters in Hattiesburg, MS, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Regions Bank: Petal Branch at 120 South Main Street, branch established on 1934/07/01. 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
  • Magnolia State Bank: Petal Branch at 1227 Highway 42, Suite 110, branch established on 2007/07/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $264.5 mil, Deposits: $236.3 mil, headquarters in Bay Springs, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Magnolia State Corporation, The

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.3
Mississippi average:

12.3

Petal travel time to work - commute Petal mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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 Petal city (based on Forrest County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant33,77486
Mainline Protestant7,40522
Catholic6,6133
Other2,53213
Black Protestant86013
None23,750-
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: 17
Forrest County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Forrest County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Forrest County:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Here:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.8%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Forrest County:

33.9%
Mississippi:

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

17.5%
State:

14.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$7,985$23,9550$0
Other Government Administration 7$21,439$36,7530$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,333$39,9961$2,478
Police Protection - Officers 34$105,623$37,2790$0
Police - Other 8$19,855$29,7832$597
Firefighters 32$80,046$30,0170$0
Streets and Highways 15$30,574$24,4590$0
Solid Waste Management 12$23,175$23,1750$0
Sewerage 6$11,442$22,8840$0
Parks and Recreation 9$24,245$32,3270$0
Water Supply 8$18,420$27,6300$0
Transit 2$4,404$26,4240$0
Other and Unallocable 4$6,992$20,9764$2,567
Totals for Government 142$357,533$30,2147$5,642

Petal government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $857,000 ($79.24)
    Fire Protection: $580,000 ($53.63)
    Water Utilities: $373,000 ($34.49)
    Regular Highways: $330,000 ($30.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $293,000 ($27.09)
    Financial Administration: $240,000 ($22.19)
    Sewerage: $166,000 ($15.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $134,000 ($12.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $134,000 ($12.39)
    Central Staff Services: $124,000 ($11.47)
    Libraries: $58,000 ($5.36)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,196,000 ($110.59)

Petal government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $390,000 ($36.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $333,000 ($30.79)
    All Other: $10,000 ($0.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $45,000 ($4.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $396,000 ($36.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $985,000 ($91.08)
  • Tax - Property: $1,229,000 ($113.64)
    Public Utilities: $209,000 ($19.33)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $10,000 ($0.92)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $0 ($0.00)
    Individual Income: $0 ($0.00)

Petal government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,682,000 ($155.52)

10.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,208 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.22%
Mississippi average:

6.70%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($146 average AGI)
Forrest County:

0.05%
Mississippi average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lamar County, MS  2.38% ($27,369 average AGI)
from Jones County, MS  0.68% ($24,982)
from Harrison County, MS  0.32% ($24,122)


10.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.08%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($179 average AGI)
Forrest County:

0.05%
Mississippi average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lamar County, MS  2.63% ($28,405 average AGI)
to Jones County, MS  0.59% ($32,412)
to Harrison County, MS  0.43% ($26,741)

Strongest AM radio stations in Petal:

  • WBKH (950 AM; 5 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN AIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WORV (1580 AM; 1 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CIRCUIT BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFOR (1400 AM; 1 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WIGG (1420 AM; 5 kW; WIGGINS, MS; Owner: TRALYN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Petal:

  • WJMG (92.1 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CIRCUIT B/CTING CO. OF HATTIESBURG)
  • WXRR (104.5 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZLD (106.3 FM; PETAL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUSW (103.7 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUSM-FM (88.5 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI)
  • WAII (89.3 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WMXI (98.1 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: RAINEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W216BA (91.1 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC)
  • WBBN (95.9 FM; TAYLORSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKNZ (107.1 FM; COLLINS, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WQID-LP (105.3 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: HATTIESBURG URBAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION)
  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WFMM (97.3 FM; SUMRALL, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WXHB (96.5 FM; RICHTON, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WJKX (102.5 FM; ELLISVILLE, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WATP (90.7 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Petal:

  • WHLT (Channel 22; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDAM-TV (Channel 7; LAUREL, MS; Owner: WDAM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • W47BP (Channel 47; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR ED. TV.)
  • W32CN (Channel 32; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W69DJ (Channel 69; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Petal fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Petal fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 111m364ftTotal length
  • $2,957,000Total costs
  • 70,260Total average daily traffic
  • 6,743Total average daily truck traffic
  • 105,390Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21950-1959
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 12010-2012
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Petal, MS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Petal)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Petal, MS)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 116 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Petal)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Petal)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED44$115,42525$75,85197$92,05113$33,5984$327,73833$67,8601$6,940
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$43,5302$31,6608$99,0861$18,7500$02$31,6601$39,320
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$102,16913$55,65833$96,7328$9,3850$02$70,8858$54,249
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$122,5736$83,44321$101,7952$6,4301$101,2602$35,6300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$99,7602$45,49011$104,7630$00$01$90,0100$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00 , 0104.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 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 ORIGINATED5$140,8922$157,1451$123,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$62,4601$97,1500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$270,0402$84,8100$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$270,0400$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00 , 0104.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 218
  • Hazardous Condition: 67
  • Service Call: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 13

Incident types - Petal

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Petal, MS
Most common first names in Petal, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10869.2 years
William9474.2 years
John8172.9 years
Mary6977.1 years
Robert6467.8 years
Charles5069.0 years
Thomas4370.8 years
Annie3880.0 years
George3775.0 years
Willie3375.9 years
Most common last names in Petal, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6773.7 years
Lee3979.0 years
Williams3073.6 years
Myers3074.8 years
Jones2973.4 years
Brown2773.7 years
Walters2772.9 years
Odom2671.0 years
Carter2374.2 years
Craft2179.5 years
Businesses in Petal, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Papa John's Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Popeyes1
Church's Chicken1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Subway2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul2
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hardee's1Walmart1
Lowe's1YMCA1
McDonald's1
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