Pearl, Mississippi Population 2021

26,778
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Pearl is a city located in Rankin County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 26,778, it is the 12th largest city in Mississippi and the 1440th largest city in the United States . Pearl is currently growing at a rate of 0.50% annually and its population has increased by 6.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,092 in 2010. Pearl reached it's highest population of 26,778 in 2021. Spanning over 26 miles, Pearl has a population density of 1,052 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pearl is $60,045 with a poverty rate of 10.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $881 per month, and the median house value is $120,700. The median age in Pearl is 35.1 years, 32.8 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.

Pearl Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pearl was:

  • White: 69.12%
  • Black or African American: 26.36%
  • Two or more races: 1.94%
  • Other race: 1.66%
  • Asian: 0.74%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pearl, Mississippi is 26,778 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,376.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,092.

Pearl, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,29169.12%
Black or African American6,97626.36%
Two or More Races5131.94%
Some Other Race4381.66%
Asian1970.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native460.17%
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Pearl Population by Race

Pearl Population Pyramid $2021

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Pearl Median Age

35.1


Total

32.8


Male

36.2


Female

Pearl Adults

There are 19,861 adults, (4,049 of whom are seniors) in Pearl.

Pearl Age Dependency

67.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Pearl Sex Ratio

Female

14,267

53.92%

Male

12,194

46.08%

Pearl Population by Age

Pearl Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pearl Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.9%24.1%
Male71.1%28.9%
All62.1%37.9%
Non Family57.2%42.8%
Female36.3%63.7%

62.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pearl Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,4632.5262.1
Married4,2813.2275.9
Non Family3,8011.1957.2
Female1,7653.4736.3
Male6163.1771.1

3.17

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Pearl Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5182.97%
9th to 12th Grade1,4318.20%
High School Graduate6,01634.47%
Some College4,40525.24%
Associates Degree1,93411.08%
Bachelors Degree2,07011.86%
Graduate Degree1,0816.19%
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Pearl Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pearl Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,77111,4132,188
Black4,0033,579766
Hispanic35420849
Other Race20559
2+ Races173173105
Asian12712748
Native American4625

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 60.69%.

Pearl Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,414$40,955$31,747
Less Than 9th Grade$25,488$26,494$21,827
High School Graduate$32,444$40,461$25,968
Some College$33,399$40,551$30,888
Bachelors Degree$45,492$46,667$43,571
Graduate Degree$47,500$48,750$47,500

$35,414

Average Earnings

$40,955

Average Male

$31,747

Average Female

Pearl Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pearl Language by Age

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Pearl Language

96.34% of Pearl residents speak only English, while 3.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.64% of the population.

Pearl Language

Pearl Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,8371,4718.25%
Black6,91884112.16%
Hispanic82127133.01%
Other43813831.51%
Multiple5136111.89%
Native462145.65%
Asian197168.12%

10.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.13%

Male Poverty Rate

11.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pearl

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pearl is Native, with 45.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pearl is Asian, with 8.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.08%.

Pearl Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.84%
High School8.90%
Some College6.42%
Bachelors or Greater3.60%

Pearl Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed34.44%
Male Unemployed13.73%
Female Employed4.75%
Male Employed3.92%

Pearl Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pearl Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,944$60,045
Families$59,283$68,464
Married Families$72,965-
Non Families$35,119$41,098
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Income by Household Type

Pearl Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Pearl Married by Age and Sex

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Pearl Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pearl Marital Status by Race

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Pearl Marital Status

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1,208

Number of Veterans

1,035

Male Veterans

173

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam471
Second Gulf War170
Korea115
First Gulf War109
World War II29

Pearl Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+414
65 to 74333
55 to 64235
35 to 54221
18 to 345

Pearl Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9556.64%
Black2505.40%
Hispanic264.97%
2+ Races31.02%

Pearl Veterans by Race

Pearl Veterans by Education

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1.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pearl Veterans by Education

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66.1%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Pearl Employment by Age

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Pearl Employment by Race

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Pearl Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.91%

Born in Pearl

97.90%

Native Born

2.10%

Foreign Born

1.13%

Non Citizen

0.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.90% of Pearl residents were born in the United States, with 75.91% having been born in Mississippi. 1.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pearl Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202126,7781340.50%
202026,6441340.51%
201926,5101340.51%
201826,376-98-0.37%
201726,474-68-0.26%
201626,542900.34%
201526,452830.31%
201426,3691250.48%
201326,244680.26%
201226,1762090.80%
201125,9672160.84%
201025,7513,7901.60%
200021,9612,3731.15%
199019,5881,0080.53%
198018,5808,9806.83%
19709,6004,5196.57%
19605,0810.00%

Pearl Population by Year