Pearl, Mississippi Population 2020

26,339

Pearl is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 26,339, it is the 11th largest city in Mississippi and the 1455th largest city in the United States. Pearl is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually but its population has increased by 4.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,092 in 2010. Pearl reached it's highest population of 26,614 in 2016. Spanning over 26 miles, Pearl has a population density of 1,034 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pearl is $57,948 with a poverty rate of 12.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $886 per month, and the median house value is $119,300. The median age in Pearl is 34 years, 31.5 years for males, and 35.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.7 males.

Pearl Demographics

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

  • White: 67.81%
  • Black or African American: 28.43%
  • Other race: 1.51%
  • Two or more races: 1.40%
  • Asian: 0.75%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pearl, Mississippi is 26,339, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,471.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,092.

Pearl, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,97467.81%
Black or African American7,53628.43%
Some Other Race4011.51%
Two or More Races3711.40%
Asian1980.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native280.11%

Pearl Population Pyramid 2020

Pearl Median Age

34


Total

31.5


Male

35.5


Female

Pearl Adults

There are 19,571 adults, (3,812 of whom are seniors) in Pearl.

Pearl Age Dependency

68.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

Pearl Sex Ratio

Female

14,123

53.28%

Male

12,385

46.72%

Pearl Households and Families

Pearl Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pearl Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.2%24.8%
Male71.5%28.5%
All62.1%37.9%
Non Family53.9%46.1%
Female41.9%58.1%

62.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,4602.5362.1
Married4,3943.1675.2
Non Family3,6221.2453.9
Female1,7183.3241.9
Male7263.2871.5

3.12

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pearl Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5283.10%
9th to 12th Grade1,2997.62%
High School Graduate6,08835.70%
Some College4,05723.79%
Associates Degree1,91111.21%
Bachelors Degree2,07712.18%
Graduate Degree1,0936.41%

Pearl Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,09010,8812,081
Black4,1973,775844
Hispanic50532062
Other Race24611066
Multiple Races12212268
Asian848456
Native American2817

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 asian people with a rate of 66.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,728$40,501$30,882
Less Than High School$21,959$22,778$20,526
High School Grad$33,384$39,648$26,549
Some College$32,444$40,856$29,063
Bachelors Degree$43,302$58,295$40,278
Graduate Degree$52,457$52,917$52,100

$34,728

Average Earnings

$40,501

Average Male

$30,882

Average Female

Pearl Language

Pearl Language by Age

Pearl Language

95.07% of Pearl residents speak only English, while 4.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.56% of the population.

Pearl Poverty

Pearl Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,1191,84910.80%
Black7,4741,02913.77%
Hispanic1,19326722.38%
Multiple3566217.42%
Other4014310.72%
Asian1983517.68%
Native281139.29%

12.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.17%

Male Poverty Rate

15.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pearl

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pearl is Native, with 39.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pearl is Other, with 10.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.62%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.91%
High School8.84%
Some College8.45%
Bachelors or Greater8.05%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.58%
Female Employed6.48%
Male Employed4.55%
Male Unemployed0.25%

Pearl Income

Pearl Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,406$57,948
Families$54,488$64,432
Married Families$67,182-
Non Families$32,839$41,576

Pearl Marital Status

Pearl Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Pearl Married by Age and Sex

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

Pearl Veterans

1,324

Number of Veterans

1,241

Male Veterans

83

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam444
Second Gulf War305
Korea195
First Gulf War110
World War II53
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0917.82%
Black2274.66%
Hispanic192.75%
2 or More31.44%
Indian310.71%

$Pearl Veterans by Education

7.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pearl Employment Status

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Pearl Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.88%

Born in Mississippi

97.48%

Native Born

2.52%

Foreign Born

1.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.48% of Pearl residents were born in the United States, with 76.88% having been born in Mississippi. 1.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202026,339-66-0.25%
201926,405-66-0.25%
201826,471-77-0.29%
201726,548-66-0.25%
201626,614980.37%
201526,516820.31%
201426,4341710.65%
201326,263710.27%
201226,1922130.82%
201125,9792160.84%
201025,7633,8021.61%
200021,9612,3731.15%
199019,5881,0080.53%
198018,5808,9806.83%
19709,6004,5196.57%
19605,0810.00%