Petal, Mississippi Population 2020

10,650
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Petal is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 10,650, it is the 40th largest city in Mississippi and the 2959th largest city in the United States. Petal is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually but its population has increased by 1.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,454 in 2010. Petal reached it's highest population of 10,729 in 2013. Spanning over 17 miles, Petal has a population density of 635 people per square mile.

The average household income in Petal is $68,783 with a poverty rate of 9.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $864 per month, and the median house value is $142,000. The median age in Petal is 34.3 years, 31.8 years for males, and 36.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.6 males.

Petal Demographics

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

  • White: 84.50%
  • Black or African American: 12.90%
  • Two or more races: 1.96%
  • Asian: 0.52%
  • Other race: 0.12%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Petal, Mississippi is 10,650, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,674.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,454.

Petal, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,01584.50%
Black or African American1,37612.90%
Two or More Races2091.96%
Asian560.52%
Some Other Race130.12%
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Petal Population Pyramid 2020

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Petal Median Age

34.3


Total

31.8


Male

36.2


Female

Petal Adults

There are 7,373 adults, (1,393 of whom are seniors) in Petal.

Petal Age Dependency

78.4

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Petal Sex Ratio

Female

5,345

50.10%

Male

5,324

49.90%

Petal Households and Families

Petal Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Petal Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.2%18.8%
All64.7%35.3%
Non Family60.7%39.3%
Male57.2%42.8%
Female23.9%76.1%

64.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7952.7964.7
Married1,9103.5781.2
Non Family9481.0960.7
Female6192.8123.9
Male3183.1657.2

3.29

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Petal Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1832.80%
9th to 12th Grade3695.64%
High School Graduate1,75826.88%
Some College1,70526.07%
Associates Degree69210.58%
Bachelors Degree1,17217.92%
Graduate Degree66210.12%
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Petal Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,4705,0061,662
Black69663179
Hispanic27026550
Multiple Races606016
Asian452727
Other Race66

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,463$41,286$28,994
Less Than High School$30,700$49,107$22,987
High School Grad$30,614$31,528$26,284
Some College$33,889$47,008$22,543
Bachelors Degree$41,582$35,000$41,816
Graduate Degree$55,668$65,385$52,083

$34,463

Average Earnings

$41,286

Average Male

$28,994

Average Female

Petal Language

Petal Language by Age

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Petal Language

96.10% of Petal residents speak only English, while 3.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.32% of the population.

Petal Poverty

Petal Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,3314835.80%
Black1,36032623.97%
Hispanic65817726.90%
Asian562951.79%
Multiple2092411.48%
Other13753.85%

9.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.80%

Male Poverty Rate

9.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Petal

The race most likely to be in poverty in Petal is Other, with 53.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Petal is White, with 5.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.93%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.63%
High School9.24%
Some College5.37%
Bachelors or Greater2.03%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed66.94%
Male Unemployed42.76%
Female Employed7.57%
Male Employed1.70%

Petal Income

Petal Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,539$68,783
Families$62,392$72,698
Married Families$72,372-
Non Families$38,373$54,053
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Petal Marital Status

Petal Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Petal Married by Age and Sex

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Petal Marriage

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

Petal Marital Status by Race

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Petal Veterans

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867

Number of Veterans

716

Male Veterans

151

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War267
Vietnam243
Korea133
Second Gulf War93
World War II67
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Age Group Veterans
75+287
35 to 54278
65 to 74170
55 to 6478
18 to 3454
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Name Veterans % of Total
White85213.42%
Black151.81%
Hispanic82.52%

Petal Veterans by Education

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2.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Petal Employment Status

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65.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

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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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69.17%

Born in Mississippi

97.01%

Native Born

2.99%

Foreign Born

1.71%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.01% of Petal residents were born in the United States, with 69.17% having been born in Mississippi. 1.71% 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
202010,650-12-0.11%
201910,662-12-0.11%
201810,674400.38%
201710,634-12-0.11%
201610,646-5-0.05%
201510,651-20-0.19%
201410,671-58-0.54%
201310,729180.17%
201210,7111111.05%
201110,6001421.36%
201010,4582,8793.27%
20007,579-304-0.39%
19907,883-593-0.72%
19808,4764,4693.82%
19604,0070.00%