Picayune, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 10,382 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.5%
 
Males: 4,744  (45.7%)
Females: 5,638  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39466.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,455 (it was $26,958 in 2000)
Picayune:

$37,455
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,041 (it was $15,798 in 2000)

Picayune city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,429 (it was $65,900 in 2000)
Picayune:

$122,429
MS:

$120,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $134,323; detached houses: $135,438; mobile homes: $40,389

Median gross rent in 2017: $784.

March 2019 cost of living index in Picayune: 75.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.0%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.5% for Black residents, 5.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Picayune, MS (2010)
    • 6,26957.6%White alone
    • 3,98636.6%Black alone
    • 3333.1%Hispanic
    • 1821.7%Two or more races
    • 640.6%Asian alone
    • 320.3%American Indian alone
    • 80.07%Other race alone
    • 40.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 85 registered sex offenders living in Picayune, Mississippi as of December 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Picayune is 126 to 1.


Crime rates in Picayune by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.7)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(37.0)
7
(64.9)
1
(8.5)
9
(75.4)
4
(32.8)
2
(18.3)
3
(27.6)
2
(18.5)
10
(92.7)
6
(56.0)
7
(65.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(92.4)
9
(83.4)
13
(110.8)
18
(150.8)
11
(90.2)
15
(137.4)
9
(82.7)
9
(83.0)
19
(176.1)
14
(130.7)
9
(84.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
22
(203.4)
24
(222.4)
19
(161.9)
20
(167.5)
16
(131.2)
29
(265.6)
17
(156.3)
27
(249.1)
45
(417.0)
34
(317.4)
31
(291.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
95
(878.2)
74
(685.8)
56
(477.3)
138
(1,156)
104
(852.9)
107
(979.9)
97
(891.8)
77
(710.3)
129
(1,195)
79
(737.4)
112
(1,054)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
482
(4,456)
384
(3,559)
273
(2,327)
228
(1,910)
333
(2,731)
339
(3,105)
294
(2,703)
339
(3,127)
401
(3,716)
420
(3,920)
380
(3,574)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(212.6)
40
(370.7)
30
(255.7)
14
(117.3)
19
(155.8)
18
(164.9)
19
(174.7)
20
(184.5)
24
(222.4)
30
(280.0)
20
(188.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(18.5)
5
(46.3)
2
(17.0)
4
(33.5)
2
(16.4)
3
(27.5)
4
(36.8)
2
(18.5)
5
(46.3)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)373.2341.4236.4305.8260.9351.6262.7297.5460.4415.7368.2

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City-data.com crime index in Picayune, MS

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 50 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.20
Mississippi average:

2.02
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Ancestries: American (23.9%), Italian (4.9%), German (4.4%), Irish (3.7%), French (2.4%), English (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1904

Elevation: 61 feet

Land area: 11.8 square miles.

Population density: 883 people per square mile   (low).

Picayune, Mississippi map

196 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,086 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,249 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulfport, MS (37.1 miles , pop. 71,127).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (44.6 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (345.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Nicholson, MS (1.9 miles ),
Hide-A-Way Lake, MS (2.1 miles ),
Pearl River, LA (3.4 miles ),
Sun, LA (3.9 miles ),
Kiln, MS (4.1 miles ),
Slidell, LA (4.3 miles ),
Pearlington, MS (4.4 miles ),
Bogalusa, LA (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 30.53 N, Longitude: 89.68 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,261 (+11.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,347 (34.2%)

Area code: 601

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $71,100
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $62,700
  • 1999: 30 buildings, average cost: $67,100
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $79,900
  • 2001: 21 buildings, average cost: $82,700
  • 2002: 38 buildings, average cost: $74,200
  • 2003: 40 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2005: 43 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2006: 67 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2007: 50 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2008: 33 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $214,000
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2017: 20 buildings, average cost: $41,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Picayune, MS residents
Average permit cost in Picayune, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Picayune, MS
Historical housing units in Picayune, MS
Most common industries in Picayune, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.3%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.5%)
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Picayune, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)

Average climate in Picayune, Mississippi

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Picayune, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.4. This is better than average.

City:

61.4
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.83. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.83
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.38
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Picayune-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.8 miles away from the Picayune city center injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1980, a category F3 tornado 31.5 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Picayune-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 189.5 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 148.8 miles away from the city 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 349.2 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 244.6 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 179.2 miles away from Picayune center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 175.5 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 Pearl River County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Picayune topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Picayune:

  • HIGHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 130 HIGHLAND PKWY)
  • COVENANT HEALTH AND REHAB OF PICAYUNE (1620 READ ROAD)
  • PEARL RIVER DIALYSIS (1835 COOPER ROAD)
  • MISSISSIPPI HOMECARE OF PICAYUNE (127-A WEST CANAL STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Picayune:

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Amtrak station:

PICAYUNE (U.S. 11 & TATE ST.) . Services: free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Picayune:

  • Pearl River Community College (about 24 miles; Poplarville, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,074)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 37 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 8,320)
  • University of New Orleans (about 42 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,201)
  • Delgado Community College (about 46 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 12,843)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana (about 47 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 47 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 12,713)
  • Tulane University of Louisiana (about 49 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 11,089)

Public high schools in Picayune:

Private high school in Picayune:

  • UNION BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 141, Location: 1628 W UNION RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Picayune:

Private elementary/middle school in Picayune:

  • ROSELAND PARK BAPTIST CHURCH ACADEMY (Students: 126, Location: 2132 HIGHWAY 11 N, Grades: PK-7)
See full list of schools located in Picayune

Library in Picayune:

  • PEARL RIVER COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $705,688; Location: 900 GOODYEAR BLVD.; 105,963 books; 1,818 audio materials; 1,495 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 53 state licensed databases; 92 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Picayune: Millbrook Country Club (A), Crosby Arboretum (B), Picayune City Hall (C), Crosby Memorial Library (D), Friendship Park Community Center (E), Covenant Health and Rehabilitation Center (F), Picayune Fire Department Station 3 (G), Picayune Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (H), Picayune Fire Department Station 2 (I), Picayune Police Department (J), Picayune Convalescent Center (K), Picayune Municipal Courthouse (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Northgate Shopping Center (1), Picayune Shopping Center (2), Pine Tree Plaza Shopping Center (3), River Ridge Shopping Center (4), Space Flight Plaza Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Picayune include: Weems Chapel United Methodist Church (A), Solid Rock Church (B), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (C), Saint Matthews Baptist Church (D), Saint Charles Catholic Church (E), Roseland Park Baptist Church (F), Pleasant Valley Baptist Church (G), Pilgrim Bound Baptist Church (H), Parkview Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Thigpen Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bay Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Picayune: Friendship Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Pearl River County Welcome Center (I 59 North).

Hotels: Comfort Inn Picayune (550 South Lofton Drive), Heritage Inn (1120 Memorial Boulevard), Picayune Motel (2001 Highway 11 North), Day's Inn (450 South Lofton).

Court: Picayune City - Court Clerk (203 Goodyear Boulevard).

Birthplace of: Jonathan Bender - NBA player (Indiana Pacers, born: Jan 30, 1981), Jerry Smith - College basketball player (Samford Bulldogs), Jonathan Patton - College basketball player (SE Louisiana Lions), Charles DeJurnett - Football player.

Pearl River County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.1%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.8%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
109 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
111 people in nursing homes in 2000
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Picayune (2011 data):

  • First National Bank of Picayune: Picayune-South Branch, West Canal Street Branch, North Branch, First National Bank Of Picayune. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $208.1 mil, Deposits: $183.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First National Corporation Of Picayune
  • BankPlus: Highway 43 South Branch, Picayune Branch, Wal-Mart Supercenter Branch. 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
  • Hancock Bank: Picayune Southside Branch, Picayune Northside Branch, Picayune West Canal Branch. 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
  • First Southern Bank: Picayune Branch at 1321 Highway43 North, branch established on 2000/10/15. 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
  • Southern Bancorp Bank: Picayune Branch at 6351 Highway 11 North, branch established on 2007/10/10. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $1,146.8 mil, Deposits: $966.8 mil, headquarters in Arkadelphia, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Bancorp, Inc
  • Regions Bank: Picayune Branch at 407 Highway 11 South, 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
  • The First, A National Banking Association: Picayune Branch at 1506-B Highway 43 South, branch established on 2003/06/06. Info updated 2011/10/07: Bank assets: $679.9 mil, Deposits: $567.3 mil, headquarters in Hattiesburg, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares, Inc., The

For population 15 years and over in Picayune:

Marital status in Picayune, MS
  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Picayune:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Mississippi average:

11.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,65563
Catholic4,0792
Other2,2605
Mainline Protestant1,91810
Black Protestant1,1106
None19,812-
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: 10
This county:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Pearl River County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Pearl River County:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Pearl River County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Pearl River County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

11.6%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.4%
Mississippi:

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

15.8%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Picayune:

51.1%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.6%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Picayune:

28.8
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.0%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.4%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Picayune:

6.8
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Picayune:

35.0%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
Picayune:

56.6%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Picayune:

80.2%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Picayune, 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 38$123,227$38,9142$3,181
Police Protection - Officers 35$110,409$37,8559$8,852
Parks and Recreation 14$30,097$25,7971$2,342
Police - Other 14$28,261$24,2240$0
Water Supply 12$33,636$33,6360$0
Streets and Highways 11$28,519$31,1120$0
Sewerage 10$31,475$37,7700$0
Financial Administration 10$29,409$35,2911$3,055
Other Government Administration 6$25,226$50,4527$12,411
Gas Supply 5$15,731$37,7540$0
Correction 4$8,061$24,1832$1,648
Judicial and Legal 3$7,815$31,2602$11,563
Other and Unallocable 3$4,329$17,3162$3,361
Airports 1$3,880$46,5600$0
Fire - Other 1$2,867$34,4040$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 167$482,942$34,70226$46,413

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,265,000 ($410.81)
    Water Utilities: $781,000 ($75.23)
    Gas Utilities: $781,000 ($75.23)
    Sewerage: $713,000 ($68.68)
    Air Transportation: $523,000 ($50.38)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,098,000 ($298.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,282,000 ($219.80)
    Regular Highways: $1,457,000 ($140.34)
    Gas Utilities: $1,198,000 ($115.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,133,000 ($109.13)
    Central Staff Services: $950,000 ($91.50)
    Water Utilities: $919,000 ($88.52)
    Sewerage: $840,000 ($80.91)
    Financial Administration: $778,000 ($74.94)
    General - Other: $446,000 ($42.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $121,000 ($11.65)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $101,000 ($9.73)
    Air Transportation: $78,000 ($7.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $421,000 ($40.55)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Gas Utilities: $966,000 ($93.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $395,000 ($38.05)
    Regular Highways: $347,000 ($33.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($0.39)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,745,000 ($842.32)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,042,000 ($100.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $784,000 ($75.52)
    Other: $243,000 ($23.41)
    Air Transportation: $123,000 ($11.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $36,000 ($3.47)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $442,000 ($42.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $1,594,000 ($153.53)
    Interest Earnings: $806,000 ($77.63)
    General Revenue - Other: $296,000 ($28.51)
    Fines and Forfeits: $132,000 ($12.71)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $2,588,000 ($249.28)
    Water Utilities: $711,000 ($68.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,304,000 ($510.88)
    Other: $875,000 ($84.28)
    Sewerage: $313,000 ($30.15)
    Water Utilities: $313,000 ($30.15)
    Gas Utilities: $313,000 ($30.15)
  • Tax - Property: $3,602,000 ($346.95)
    Other License: $905,000 ($87.17)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,776,000 ($1037.95)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,737,000 ($745.23)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,039,000 ($292.72)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,006,000 ($482.18)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,464,000 ($1200.54)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,988,000 ($191.49)

6.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
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 St. Tammany Parish, LA  1.29% ($43,288 average AGI)
from Hancock County, MS  0.60% ($40,596)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.35% ($55,754)


5.78% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,046 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
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 St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.93% ($29,906 average AGI)
to Hancock County, MS  0.75% ($42,163)
to Harrison County, MS  0.38% ($39,364)
Businesses in Picayune, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy2
Ace Hardware2Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Blockbuster1Nike1
Burger King1Nissan1
CVS1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Popeyes1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Econo Lodge1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sears1
GNC1Subway3
GameStop1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1Verizon Wireless2
Holiday Inn1Waffle House1
Home Depot1Walgreens2
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Picayune:

  • WRJW (1320 AM; 5 kW; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: PEARL RIVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WBSL (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: HANCOCK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WROA (1390 AM; 5 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: DOWDY/DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTNI (1640 AM; 10 kW; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Picayune:

  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOPR (94.7 FM; LACOMBE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKSY (106.1 FM; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WNOE-FM (101.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNO-FM (99.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKZN (105.3 FM; KENNER, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Picayune:

  • WUPL (Channel 54; SLIDELL, LA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WXXV-TV (Channel 25; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WGNO (Channel 26; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WNOL-TV (Channel 38; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • W26BR (Channel 26; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLAE-TV (Channel 32; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WYES-TV (Channel 12; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GREATER NEW ORLEANS ED TV FOUNDATION)
  • WPXL (Channel 49; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBXN-CA (Channel 10; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WVUE (Channel 8; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EMMIS TELEIVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Picayune fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 34Number of bridges
  • 636ft / 194mTotal length
  • $4,391,999,000Total costs
  • 283,530Total average daily traffic
  • 30,652Total average daily truck traffic
  • 268,620Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Picayune, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 131960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Picayune, MS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Picayune)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 166 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Picayune, MS)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 120 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Picayune)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 43 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Picayune)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 182. The highest number of fire incidents - 231 took place in 2010, and the least - 118 in 2013. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Picayune, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.3%), and Structure Fires (27.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Picayune, MS
    • 1,29144.3%Outside Fires
    • 81127.8%Structure Fires
    • 48816.7%Other
    • 32411.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Picayune, MS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Picayune, Mississippi:

  • Super 8, 999 Cooper Rd, Picayune, Mississippi 39466 , Phone: (601) 798-3883, Fax: (601) 798-3859
  • Econo Lodge, 550 S Lofton Dr, Picayune, Mississippi 39466 , Phone: (601) 799-2833, Fax: (601) 799-2996
  • Holiday Inn Express Picayune-Stennis Space Center, 1001 Dauphin St, Picayune, Mississippi 39466 , Phone: (601) 749-2626, Fax: (601) 749-2622
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Picayune, Mississippi
Most common first names in Picayune, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17768.3 years
Mary15376.9 years
John14971.8 years
William11770.6 years
Robert10270.2 years
Charles9169.5 years
Willie7470.8 years
George5873.4 years
Thomas5471.7 years
Annie5179.7 years
Most common last names in Picayune, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18873.9 years
Mitchell15775.3 years
Lee13674.0 years
Stockstill11173.3 years
Davis9073.4 years
Jones8172.1 years
Seal7477.5 years
Frierson6773.0 years
Williams6074.9 years
Johnson5774.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Picayune, MS
  • 71.5%Electricity
  • 26.6%Utility gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Picayune, MS
  • 86.6%Electricity
  • 13.4%Utility gas


Picayune compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Picayune on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
There are 35 pilots and 30 other airmen in this city.
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