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Population (year 2000): 10,535. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,830 (+2.8% change)
Males: 4,773 (45.3%), Females: 5,762 (54.7%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $26,958 (year 2000)
Median house value: $67,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Picayune:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.4%)
  • Black (35.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

Ancestries: United States (14.4%), German (8.0%), Irish (8.0%), English (7.1%), French (6.4%), Italian (2.9%).

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Elevation: 61 feet

Land area: 11.8 square miles

Picayune,

For population 25 years and over in Picayune

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Picayune city

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -173 (-1.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MS Gulfport, (42.4 miles pop. 71,127).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Orleans, LA New (46.4 miles pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (395.4 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: River, LA (11.9 miles Pearl LA Sun, (17.3 miles LA (18.5 miles Slidell, MS (18.6 miles Kiln, MS Pearlington, (19.9 miles LA Bogalusa, (21.5 miles Isle, LA (22.6 miles Eden LA Lacombe, (22.7 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 34 buildings, average cost: $64,800
  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $71,100
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $62,700
  • 1999: 30 buildings, average cost: $67,100
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $79,900
  • 2001: 21 buildings, average cost: $82,700
  • 2002: 38 buildings, average cost: $74,200
  • 2003: 40 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2005: 43 buildings, average cost: $85,300

Latitude: 30.53 N, Longitude: 89.68 W

Area code: 601


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.7%), Manufacturing (13.3%), Retail trade (11.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,524 (+14.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,845 (46.2%)


 

Crime in Picayune by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 1 0
    per 100,000 9.5 0.0 9.5 0.0
Rapes 8 9 5 8
    per 100,000 75.9 85.4 47.5 75.9
Robberies 19 9 11 9
    per 100,000 180.4 85.4 104.4 85.4
Assaults 13 19 33 31
    per 100,000 123.4 180.4 313.2 294.3
Burglaries 121 111 111 85
    per 100,000 1148.6 1053.6 1053.6 806.8
Thefts 525 553 576 581
    per 100,000 4983.4 5249.2 5467.5 5515.0
Auto thefts 48 46 34 45
    per 100,000 455.6 436.6 322.7 427.1
434.8 414.5 440.7 426.1


Average climate in Picayune, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Picayune,

Picayune-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1980, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.0 miles away from the Picayune city center injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/15/1987, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.6 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Jonathan Bender - NBA player (Indiana Pacers, born: Jan 30, 1981), Jerry Smith - College basketball player (Samford Bulldogs), Jonathan Patton - College basketball player (SE Louisiana Lions).


Hospital/medical center in Picayune:
  • LUCIUS OLEN CROSBY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (801 GOODYEAR BLVD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Picayune:
  • HANCOCK GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; BAY SAINT LOUIS, MS)
  • NORTHSHORE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; SLIDELL, LA)
  • NORTHSHORE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 19 miles; SLIDELL, LA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Picayune:
  • STENNIS INTL (about 20 miles; BAY ST LOUIS, MS; ID: HSA)
  • LAKEFRONT (about 42 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; ID: NEW)
  • GULFPORT-BILOXI INTL (about 44 miles; GULFPORT, MS; ID: GPT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Picayune:
  • PICAYUNE MUNI (about 4 miles; PICAYUNE, MS; ID: MJD)
  • SLIDELL (about 17 miles; SLIDELL, LA; ID: ASD)
  • POPLARVILLE-PEARL RIVER COUNTY (about 22 miles; POPLARVILLE, MS; ID: M13)

Amtrak station:
PICAYUNE (U.S. 11 & TATE ST.). Services: free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.


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
Streets and Highways 3 $9,292 $37,168 0 $0
Airports 1 $2,134 $25,608 1 $520
Parks and Recreation 14 $24,037 $20,603 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $5,965 $35,790 0 $0
Water Supply 6 $9,618 $19,236 0 $0
Gas Supply 9 $20,546 $27,394 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 3 $6,638 $26,552 2 $1,939
Health 1 $1,811 $21,732 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 13 $24,832 $22,921 0 $0
Financial Administration 11 $28,432 $31,016 2 $1,654
Other Government Administration 10 $19,355 $23,226 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 6 $9,593 $19,186 2 $899
Police Protection - Officers 40 $92,206 $27,661 5 $2,838
Police - Other 16 $26,705 $20,028 2 $1,094
Sewerage 12 $26,918 $26,918 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,032 $24,384 0 $0
Firefighters 32 $84,792 $31,797 3 $3,292
Totals for Government 180 $394,907 $26,327 17 $12,237


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Picayune:
  • PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; POPLARVILLE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,433)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AT NEW ORLEANS (about 43 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 3,217)
  • MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; PERKINSTON, MS; FT enrollment: 6,329)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS (about 44 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 12,442)
  • DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 8,193)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER (about 48 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 50 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 3,659)
Public high schools in Picayune:
  • PICAYUNE MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,109; Location: 800 FIFTH AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PMHS CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER (Location: 600 GOODYEAR BLVD.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Picayune:
  • PICAYUNE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 613; Location: 702 GOODYEAR BLVD.; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • ROSELAND PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 489; Location: 1610 GILCREASE STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WEST SIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 485; Location: 111 KIRKWOOD STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • NICHOLSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 430; Location: 1887 HWY 11 SOUTH; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SOUTH SIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 383; Location: 1500 ROSA STREET; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • SOUTH SIDE LOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 400 SOUTH BEECH STREET; Grades: KG - 02)
  • EARLY HEAD START (Students: 62; Location: 1620 ROSA STREET; Grades: PK - PK)
  • CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION (Location: 900 EAST THIRD STREET; Grades: 04 - 12)
Private primary/middle school in Picayune:
  • ST FRANCIS ACADEMY OF PICAYUNE (Students: 21; Location: PO DRAWER 640; Grades: UG - UG; Boys only)
Library in Picayune:
  • PEARL RIVER COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $496,068; Location: 900 GOODYEAR BLVD.; 99,588 books; 1,215 audio materials; 1,949 video materials; 94 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Picayune: Millbrook Country Club (A), Crosby Memorial Library (B), Friendship Park Community Center (C), Picayune City Hall (D).

Shopping Centers: Northgate Shopping Center (1), Picayune Shopping Center (2), Pine Tree Plaza Shopping Center (3), River Ridge Shopping Center (4), Space Flight Plaza Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Picayune include: Saint Charles Catholic Church (A), Roseland Park Baptist Church (B), Pleasant Valley Baptist Church (C), Christian Life Assembly of God Church (D), Church of Christ (E), Pilgrim Bound Baptist Church (F), Parkview Baptist Church (G), East Jerusalem Baptist Church (H).

Cemetery: Thigpen Cemetery (1).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bay Branch (A), East Hobolochitto Creek (B), West Hobolochitto Creek (C).

Park in Picayune: Friendship Park (1).

Post office: (A).  


Picayune compared to Mississippi state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Picayune:
  • WRJW (1320 AM; 5 kW; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: PEARL RIVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WBSL (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: HANCOCK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WROA (1390 AM; 5 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: DOWDY/DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTNI (1640 AM; 10 kW; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Picayune:
  • WOPR (94.7 FM; LACOMBE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSY (106.1 FM; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WNOE-FM (101.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNO-FM (99.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKZN (105.3 FM; KENNER, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Picayune:
  • WUPL (Channel 54; SLIDELL, LA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WXXV-TV (Channel 25; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WGNO (Channel 26; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WNOL-TV (Channel 38; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WLAE-TV (Channel 32; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WYES-TV (Channel 12; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GREATER NEW ORLEANS ED TV FOUNDATION)
  • WPXL (Channel 49; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBXN-CA (Channel 10; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WVUE (Channel 8; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EMMIS TELEIVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)

 

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