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Population (year 2000): 21,961. Estimated population in July 2005: 23,111 (+5.2% change)
Males: 10,451 (47.6%), Females: 11,510 (52.4%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 33.5 years
Median household income: $37,617 (year 2000)
Median house value: $72,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Pearl:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.2%)
  • Black (16.2%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (22.5%), Irish (10.4%), English (8.0%), German (7.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%), Scottish (2.1%).

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Land area: 21.8 square miles

Pearl,

For population 25 years and over in Pearl

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pearl city

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

2.5% Foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,444 (+12.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MS Jackson, (7.6 miles pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rouge, LA Baton (144.2 miles pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (402.0 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: MS (3.2 miles Flowood, MS (4.7 miles Richland, MS Brandon, (7.4 miles MS Jackson, (7.6 miles MS (8.3 miles Florence, MS (10.2 miles Ridgeland, MS (12.5 miles Byram, MS Madison, (12.8 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 71 buildings, average cost: $67,700
  • 1997: 73 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 67 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 1999: 52 buildings, average cost: $79,100
  • 2000: 33 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2001: 60 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2002: 61 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 2003: 64 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2005: 80 buildings, average cost: $92,300

Latitude: 32.27 N, Longitude: 90.11 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.0%), Retail trade (15.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,337 (-6.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,520 (23.6%)


 

Crime in Pearl by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 0 3
    per 100,000 0.0 4.6 0.0 0.0 13.7
Rapes 12 23 38 25 18
    per 100,000 54.6 104.7 173.0 113.8 82.0
Robberies 12 16 24 10 10
    per 100,000 54.6 72.9 109.3 45.5 45.5
Assaults 24 67 57 32 48
    per 100,000 109.3 305.1 259.6 145.7 218.6
Burglaries 137 289 317 316 278
    per 100,000 623.8 1316.0 1443.5 1438.9 1265.9
Thefts 707 381 451 387 507
    per 100,000 3219.3 1734.9 2053.6 1762.2 2308.6
Auto thefts 66 41 66 51 101
    per 100,000 300.5 186.7 300.5 232.2 459.9
256.6 305.8 361.1 278.1 321.6


Average climate in Pearl, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Pearl,

Pearl-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 205% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/3/1966, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.2 miles away from the Pearl city center killed 58 people and injured 518 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/24/2001, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 21 people and caused $12 million in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Pearl:
  • WOMAN'S HOSPITAL AT RIVER OAKS (about 1 miles; FLOWOOD, MS)
  • BRENTWOOD BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE (about 1 miles; JACKSON, MS)
  • RIVER OAKS HOSPITAL (about 1 miles; JACKSON, MS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pearl:
  • JACKSON INTERNATIONAL (about 4 miles; JACKSON, MS; ID: JAN)
  • HATTIESBURG-LAUREL REGIONAL (about 77 miles; HATTIESBURG/LAUREL, MS; ID: PIB)
  • HARDY-ANDERS FIELD NATCHEZ-ADAMS COUNTY (about 94 miles; NATCHEZ, MS; ID: HEZ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pearl:
  • HAWKINS FIELD (about 9 miles; JACKSON, MS; ID: HKS)
  • BRUCE CAMPBELL FIELD (about 12 miles; MADISON, MS; ID: MBO)
  • JOHN BELL WILLIAMS (about 21 miles; RAYMOND, MS; ID: M16)

Amtrak station near Pearl:
  • 7 miles: JACKSON (300 W. CAPITOL ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 21 $41,714 $23,836 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 1 $2,092 $25,104 0 $0
Streets and Highways 30 $63,263 $25,305 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4 $15,175 $45,525 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,960 $35,520 0 $0
Firefighters 49 $176,797 $43,297 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 45 $151,533 $40,408 0 $0
Other Government Administration 15 $36,310 $29,048 0 $0
Financial Administration 4 $16,240 $48,720 0 $0
Water Supply 24 $64,388 $32,194 0 $0
Police - Other 14 $39,600 $33,942 0 $0
Totals for Government 208 $610,070 $35,196 0 $0


College/University in Pearl:
  • ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN 4 (Full-time enrollment: 48; Location: 3167 HWY 80 E; Private, for-profit; Website: mrcalton@aol.com)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pearl:
  • JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; JACKSON, MS; Full-time enrollment: 5,955)
  • MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE (about 21 miles; CLINTON, MS; FT enrollment: 2,904)
  • HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; RAYMOND, MS; FT enrollment: 10,057)
  • HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; GOODMAN, MS; FT enrollment: 2,485)
  • ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; ALCORN STATE, MS; FT enrollment: 2,594)
  • JONES COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 78 miles; ELLISVILLE, MS; FT enrollment: 4,072)
  • MISSISSIPPI DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 86 miles; MOORHEAD, MS; FT enrollment: 2,486)
Public high school in Pearl:
  • PEARL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 975; Location: 500 PIRATE COVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Pearl:
  • PEARL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 906; Location: 200 MARY ANN DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NORTHSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 595; Location: 3600 HARLE STREET; Grades: 02 - 03)
  • PEARL LOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 590; Location: 160 MARY ANN DRIVE; Grades: KG - 01)
  • PEARL UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 581; Location: 180 MARY ANN DRIVE; Grades: 04 - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Pearl:
  • FAITH ACADEMY (Students: 175; Location: 2065 MURRAY DR 1; Grades: PK - 8)

Notable locations in Pearl: Niknar Country Club (A), Rankin Industrial Park (B), Camp Pioneer (C), Metro Airport Industrial Park (D), Pearl Municipal Library (E).

Shopping Centers: Patton Plaza Shopping Center (1), Rankin Square Shopping Center (2), Brights Center Shopping Center (3), Crossgates Plaza Shopping Center (4), Eastgate Village Shopping Center (5), Jones Shopping Center (6), McLaurin Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Pearl include: Saint Jude Catholic Church (A), Pleasant Grove Church (B), Crest Park Church of God (C), Penecostal of Pearl Church (D), Pearson Baptist Church (E), Pearl United Methodist Church (F), Pearl Presbyterian Church (G), Pearl Church of God (H).

Cemeteries: Old Sea Cemetery (1), Flora Hills Cemetery (2), Pearson Cemetery (3), Mount Elam Cemetery (4), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (5).

Reservoirs: Lake Patterson (A), Spring Lake (B).

Park in Pearl: Bright Park (1).

Post office: (A).  


Pearl compared to Mississippi state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Pearl:
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWDF (720 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICHLAND, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPBQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; FLOWOOD, MS; Owner: PDB CORPORATION)
  • WJDX (620 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSLI (930 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: SPORTSRAD, INC.)
  • WOAD (1300 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WIIN (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RIDGELAND, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJXN (1450 AM; 1 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZRX (1590 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTWZ (1120 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLINTON, MS; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WRKN (970 AM; 1 kW; BRANDON, MS; Owner: RADIO STATION WRKN, INC.)
  • WKXI (1400 AM; 1 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pearl:
  • WDBT (95.5 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMPR (90.1 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: J.C. MAXWELL BROADCASTING GROUP, INC)
  • WTYX (94.7 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: BACKYARD BROADCASTING MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WMSI-FM (102.9 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMI (99.7 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WSTZ-FM (106.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMPN-FM (91.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WUSJ (96.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRXW (93.9 FM; PEARL, MS; Owner: BACKYARD BROADCASTING MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WJKK (98.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WKXI-FM (107.5 FM; MAGEE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WYOY (101.7 FM; GLUCKSTADT, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)
  • WJSU-FM (88.5 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRJH (97.7 FM; BRANDON, MS; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WJXN-FM (100.9 FM; UTICA, MS; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYJS (105.9 FM; PICKENS, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WHJT (93.5 FM; CLINTON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Pearl:
  • WBMS-CA (Channel 10; JACKSON, MS; Owner: GENE A. BLAILOCK)
  • WJTV (Channel 12; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLBT (Channel 3; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • WJKO-LP (Channel 64; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WMPN-TV (Channel 29; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDBD (Channel 40; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WDBD LICENSE CORP.)
  • WJMF-LP (Channel 53; JACKSON, MS; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJXF-LP (Channel 49; JACKSON, MS; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAPT (Channel 16; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WAPT HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WBXK-CA (Channel 8; JACKSON, ETC., MS; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W46CW (Channel 46; JACKSON/BRANDON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W23BC (Channel 23; JACKSON, MS; Owner: JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY)

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