Pelahatchie, Mississippi Population 2024

1,269

Pelahatchie is a city located in Rankin County, Scott County, and Smith County Mississippi. Pelahatchie has a 2024 population of 1,269. Pelahatchie is currently growing at a rate of 0.08% annually and its population has increased by 0.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,265 in 2020.

The average household income in Pelahatchie is $60,632 with a poverty rate of 26.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Pelahatchie is 36.1 years, 29.8 years for males, and 37 years for females.

Pelahatchie Demographics

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

  • White: 57.78%
  • Black or African American: 38.91%
  • Two or more races: 2.67%
  • Other race: 0.64%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
213.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.32% (4)
The current population of Pelahatchie, Mississippi is 1,269 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,265.

Pelahatchie, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,08157.78%
Black or African American72838.91%
Two or more races502.67%
Other race120.64%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pelahatchie Population by Race

Pelahatchie Population Pyramid 2024

Pelahatchie Median Age

36.1

Total

29.8

Male

37

Female

Pelahatchie Adults

There are 1,345 adults, (329 of whom are seniors) in Pelahatchie.

Pelahatchie Age Dependency

84.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Pelahatchie Sex Ratio

Female1,13060.4%
Male74139.6%

Pelahatchie Population by Age

Pelahatchie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7022.6574.625.4
Female2633.0175.724.3
Non Family1961.0779.620.4
Married1803.4590.69.4
Male633.839.590.5

3.02

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

74.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pelahatchie Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade171.47%
9th to 12th Grade18415.89%
High School Graduate42836.96%
Some College23119.95%
Associates Degree1008.64%
Bachelors Degree574.92%
Graduate Degree14112.18%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pelahatchie Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pelahatchie Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White643581181
Black49036717
2+ Races1960
Other Race630
Hispanic630

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.15%.

Pelahatchie Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$47,917$39,432$48,929
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$30,924$30,089$32,222
Some College$45,833$46,667$39,500
Bachelors Degree$54,479$0$53,958
Graduate Degree$51,448$0$51,287

$47,917

Average Earnings

$39,432

Average Male

$48,929

Average Female

Pelahatchie Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pelahatchie Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pelahatchie Language

99.44% of Pelahatchie residents speak only English, while 0.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.34% of the population.

Pelahatchie Language

Pelahatchie Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black72723832.74%
White1,08120719.15%
Multiple504488%

26.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.62%

Male Poverty Rate

29.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pelahatchie

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pelahatchie is Multiple, with 88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pelahatchie is White, with 19.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.07%.

Pelahatchie Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade71.64%
High School32.01%
Some College7.25%
Bachelors or Greater2.53%

Pelahatchie Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed50%
Male Employed6.02%
Female Employed2.64%

Pelahatchie Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pelahatchie Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$50,948$60,632
Families$52,406$65,478
Married Families$81,250$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,250$35,716

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pelahatchie Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

25.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.2%

Male Marriage Rate

21.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Pelahatchie Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pelahatchie Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pelahatchie Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pelahatchie Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

44

Number of Veterans

44

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam16
Korea16
First Gulf War11
Second Gulf War4
World War II0

Pelahatchie Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7416
75+16
35 to 5411
18 to 341
55 to 640

Pelahatchie Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White425.26%
Black20.39%

Pelahatchie Veterans by Race

Pelahatchie Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

81.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pelahatchie Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.4%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Pelahatchie Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pelahatchie Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pelahatchie Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

88.4%

Born in Pelahatchie

99.47%

Native Born

0.53%

Foreign Born

0.53%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.47% of Pelahatchie residents were born in the United States, with 88.4% having been born in Mississippi. 0.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pelahatchie Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,27410.08%
20281,27310.08%
20271,27210.08%
20261,27110.08%
20251,27010.08%
20241,26910.08%
20231,26810.08%
20221,267-2-0.16%
20211,26940.32%
20201,265-123-8.86%
20191,38870.51%
20181,381100.73%
20171,371100.73%
20161,361-1-0.07%
20151,36200%
20141,36240.29%
20131,35800%
20121,35880.59%
20111,350130.97%
20101,33700%

Pelahatchie Population by Year