Petal is a city located in Forrest County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 10,710, it is the 40th largest city in Mississippi and the 2955th largest city in the United States . Petal is currently growing at a rate of 0.37% annually and its population has increased by 2.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,454 in 2010. Petal reached it's highest population of 10,710 in 2021. Spanning over 17 miles, Petal has a population density of 639 people per square mile.
The average household income in Petal is $71,270 with a poverty rate of 12.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $884 per month, and the median house value is $141,600. The median age in Petal is 35.4 years, 31.3 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.