Pearl River County MS Information


Pearl River County Subdivisions

Pearl River County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 56,916
Population in Households 55,690
Population in Familes 47,102
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,226
Population Density1 70
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 21,245
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 15,276
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,855 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,186 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,059 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,610 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $135,557
Average Home Value $161,657


Median Household Income $38,962
Average Household Income $52,256
Per Capita Income $19,881
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.38%
Households 0.33% 0.42%
Families 0.12% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Pearl River County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pearl River County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 13 85th
Population Density1 # 20 77th
Diversity Index2 # 74 11th
Median Household Income # 18 79th
Per Capita Income # 24 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.