Pearl River, MS Profile: Facts & Data


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Pearl River, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Pearl River Census Designated Place had a population of 3,511 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Pearl River, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,511
Population in Households 3,419
Population in Familes 2,951
Population in Group Qrtrs 92
Population Density2 113
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $40,982
Average Household Income $55,644
Per Capita Income $15,267


Total Housing Units 986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 639 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 274 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $69,155
Average Home Value $87,167


Total Households 913
Average Household Size 3.74
Family Households 718
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.31% -0.41%
Households -0.35% -0.44%
Families -0.64% -0.53%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

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, 2018 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 # 250 31st
Median Household Income # 106 71st
Per Capita Income # 308 15th

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