Pearl River County MS Information


Pearl River County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 56,827
Daytime Population: Workers 13,478
Daytime Population: Residents 35,121
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 48,599
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 55,497
Population in Familes 46,860
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,330
Population Density2 70
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $40,640
Average Household Income $54,263
Per Capita Income $20,626


Total Housing Units 24,820 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,935 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,238 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,647 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $137,788
Average Home Value $160,290


Total Households 21,173
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 15,221
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.24% 0.38%
Households 0.23% 0.41%
Families 0.06% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.1%


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, 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 # 13 85th
Population Density # 20 77th
Diversity Index # 74 11th
Median Household Income # 16 82nd
Per Capita Income # 24 72nd

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