Pearl River, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pearl River, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Pearl River Census Designated Place had a population of 3,533 as of July 1, 2017. Pearl River ranks in the lower 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 Pearl River is located at latitude 32.7969 and longitude -89.2409 in Neshoba County. The formal boundaries for the Pearl River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Neshoba County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 522 feet.

The Pearl River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403401) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Pearl River Census Designated Place is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Neshoba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pearl River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Pearl River, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,533
Daytime Population: Workers 4,679
Daytime Population: Residents 2,070
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,749
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.91
Population in Households 3,441
Population in Familes 2,970
Population in Group Qrtrs 92
Population Density2 114
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $39,278
Average Household Income $50,613
Per Capita Income $13,976


Total Housing Units 989 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 659 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 263 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $68,874
Average Home Value $93,323


Total Households 922
Average Household Size 3.73
Family Households 726
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.26% -0.32%
Households -0.27% -0.31%
Families -0.58% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Pearl River, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pearl River to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 86 77th
Population Density # 341 6th
Diversity Index # 241 34th
Median Household Income # 115 69th
Per Capita Income # 319 12th

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