Petal, Mississippi Population 2021

10,710
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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.

Petal Demographics

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

  • White: 83.61%
  • Black or African American: 13.14%
  • Two or more races: 2.04%
  • Asian: 0.87%
  • Other race: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Petal, Mississippi is 10,710 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,593.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,454.

Petal, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,84983.61%
Black or African American1,39113.14%
Two or More Races2162.04%
Asian920.87%
Some Other Race360.34%
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Petal Population by Race

Petal Population Pyramid $2021

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Petal Median Age

35.4


Total

31.3


Male

37.5


Female

Petal Adults

There are 7,440 adults, (1,509 of whom are seniors) in Petal.

Petal Age Dependency

78.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53

Child Dependency Ratio

Petal Sex Ratio

Female

5,427

51.28%

Male

5,157

48.72%

Petal Population by Age

Petal Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Petal Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.9%19.1%
All65.8%34.2%
Non Family60.9%39.1%
Female40.2%59.8%
Male26.9%73.1%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Petal Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,6552.8865.8
Married1,9073.5680.9
Non Family9091.1160.9
Female6203.1340.2
Male2193.5126.9

3.4

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

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Petal Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1882.89%
9th to 12th Grade3465.32%
High School Graduate1,87128.76%
Some College1,41021.67%
Associates Degree67310.34%
Bachelors Degree1,32020.29%
Graduate Degree69810.73%
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Petal Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Petal Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,4325,0121,785
Black701616109
Hispanic23623244
Asian825757
2+ Races555523
Other Race1212

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 69.51%.

Petal Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,112$39,759$31,728
Less Than 9th Grade$41,953$$
High School Graduate$31,031$31,659$26,500
Some College$31,379$43,684$22,716
Bachelors Degree$43,542$48,500$41,528
Graduate Degree$52,738$49,688$53,472

$35,112

Average Earnings

$39,759

Average Male

$31,728

Average Female

Petal Earnings by Educational Attainment

Petal Language by Age

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Petal Language

96.04% of Petal residents speak only English, while 3.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.23% of the population.

Petal Language

Petal Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,2057038.57%
Black1,37538127.71%
Hispanic64119830.89%
Asian923538.04%
Other363186.11%
Multiple2162210.19%

12.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.58%

Male Poverty Rate

12.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Petal

The race most likely to be in poverty in Petal is Other, with 86.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Petal is White, with 8.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.65%.

Petal Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.09%
High School14.39%
Bachelors or Greater5.33%
Some College4.54%

Petal Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed59.14%
Male Unemployed29.89%
Female Employed6.97%
Male Employed3.99%

Petal Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Petal Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,946$71,270
Families$60,662$75,203
Married Families$73,787-
Non Families$40,039$57,631
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Income by Household Type

Petal Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

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 Marital Status

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870

Number of Veterans

711

Male Veterans

159

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam320
First Gulf War260
Korea176
Second Gulf War92
World War II17

Petal Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+329
35 to 54247
65 to 74157
55 to 6494
18 to 3443

Petal Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White84113.19%
Black293.48%
Hispanic61.98%

Petal Veterans by Race

Petal Veterans by Education

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5.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Petal Veterans by Education

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63.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Petal Employment by Age

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Petal Employment by Race

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Petal 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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67.91%

Born in Petal

97.00%

Native Born

3.00%

Foreign Born

1.62%

Non Citizen

1.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.00% of Petal residents were born in the United States, with 67.91% having been born in Mississippi. 1.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Petal Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,710390.37%
202010,671390.37%
201910,632390.37%
201810,593320.30%
201710,561-22-0.21%
201610,583-14-0.13%
201510,597-30-0.28%
201410,627-64-0.60%
201310,691-11-0.10%
201210,7021071.01%
201110,5951381.32%
201010,4572,8783.27%
20007,579-304-0.39%
19907,883-593-0.72%
19808,4764,4693.82%
19604,0070.00%

Petal Population by Year