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Picayune, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Picayune had a population of 10,956 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Picayune: Pickayune.

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


Total Population 10,956
Population in Households 10,827
Population in Familes 8,719
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density2 846
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $37,177
Average Household Income $51,208
Per Capita Income $20,456


Total Housing Units 5,029 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,553 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,815 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 661 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $126,968
Average Home Value $155,037


Total Households 4,368
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,887
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.09% 0.3%
Households 0.15% 0.35%
Families 0.15% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

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, 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 # 39 90th
Population Density # 87 76th
Diversity Index # 115 69th
Median Household Income # 145 60th
Per Capita Income # 155 57th

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