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Picayune, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Picayune had a population of 11,057 as of July 1, 2016. Picayune ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Picayune is located at latitude 30.5289 and longitude -89.6785 in Pearl River County. The formal boundaries for the City of Picayune (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Pearl River County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 62 feet.

The City of Picayune (GNIS ID: 2404513) 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.

The City of Picayune is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pearl River County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Picayune population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Picayune: Pickayune.

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Picayune, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,057
Population in Households 10,938
Population in Familes 8,827
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density1 853
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 4,406
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,921
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,081 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,587 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,820 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 675 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $119,444
Average Home Value $147,874


Median Household Income $34,117
Average Household Income $48,062
Per Capita Income $19,181
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.4%
Households 0.33% 0.45%
Families 0.38% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

Picayune, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Picayune 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 38 90th
Population Density1 # 89 76th
Diversity Index2 # 114 70th
Median Household Income # 165 55th
Per Capita Income # 151 59th

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