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Pearl, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Pearl had a population of 26,345 as of July 1, 2016. Pearl ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Pearl is located at latitude 32.2725 and longitude -90.0918 in Rankin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pearl (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Rankin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 276 feet.

The City of Pearl (GNIS ID: 2404495) 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 Pearl is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rankin County.

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

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


Total Population 26,345
Population in Households 25,944
Population in Familes 20,987
Population in Group Qrtrs 401
Population Density1 1,033
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 10,309
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 6,856
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,989 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,189 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,120 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 680 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $109,645
Average Home Value $123,582


Median Household Income $42,638
Average Household Income $54,484
Per Capita Income $21,552
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.64%
Households 0.53% 0.7%
Families 0.07% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pearl 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 # 11 97th
Population Density1 # 66 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 75 80th
Median Household Income # 76 79th
Per Capita Income # 82 78th

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