The City of Petal had a population of 10,768 as of July 1, 2016. Petal ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Petal is located at latitude 31.3482 and longitude -89.2351 in Forrest County. The formal boundaries for the City of Petal (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. Forrest County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 157 feet.
The City of Petal (GNIS ID: 2404508) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Petal population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||10,709|
|Population in Familes||9,075|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||59|
|Average Household Size||2.68|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||4,328 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,792 (64.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,209 (27.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||328 ( 7.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$117,862|
|Average Home Value||$154,685|
|Median Household Income||$44,950|
|Average Household Income||$56,684|
|Per Capita Income||$21,394|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.82%|
|Per Capita Income||1.61%|
The table below compares Petal to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 41||89th|
|Population Density1||# 129||65th|
|Diversity Index2||# 285||22nd|
|Median Household Income||# 68||81st|
|Per Capita Income||# 85||77th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.