Picayune, Mississippi Population 2021

10,786
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Picayune is a city located in Pearl River County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 10,786, it is the 38th largest city in Mississippi and the 2944th largest city in the United States . Picayune is currently declining at a rate of -0.54% annually and its population has decreased by -0.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,878 in 2010. Picayune reached it's highest population of 11,634 in 2011. Spanning over 18 miles, Picayune has a population density of 598 people per square mile.

The average household income in Picayune is $46,550 with a poverty rate of 33.30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $767 per month, and the median house value is $110,100. The median age in Picayune is 35.1 years, 32.5 years for males, and 35.9 years for females.

Picayune Demographics

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

  • White: 56.77%
  • Black or African American: 39.16%
  • Two or more races: 2.61%
  • Other race: 0.86%
  • Asian: 0.61%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Picayune, Mississippi is 10,786 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,963.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,878.

Picayune, Mississippi Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202155,9592120.38%
202055,7472120.38%
201955,5352120.38%
201855,323680.12%
201755,2552180.39%
201655,037930.17%
201554,944-177-0.32%
201455,1212880.52%
201354,833-166-0.30%
201254,999-442-0.80%
201155,441-252-0.45%
201055,6930.00%

Picayune Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,26756.77%
Black or African American4,32339.16%
Two or More Races2882.61%
Some Other Race950.86%
Asian670.61%
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Picayune Population by Race

Picayune Population Pyramid $2021

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Picayune Median Age

35.1


Total

32.5


Male

35.9


Female

Picayune Adults

There are 8,241 adults, (1,782 of whom are seniors) in Picayune.

Picayune Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Picayune Sex Ratio

Female

6,045

54.76%

Male

4,995

45.24%

Picayune Population by Age

Picayune Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Picayune Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.1%28.9%
All55.8%44.2%
Non Family52.2%47.8%
Male42.1%57.9%
Female41.5%58.5%

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Picayune Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4572.4555.8
Married1,6023.2371.1
Non Family1,5061.1652.2
Female1,1782.8841.5
Male1713.5742.1

3.02

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Picayune Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3855.37%
9th to 12th Grade94913.23%
High School Graduate2,09629.22%
Some College1,97827.58%
Associates Degree74310.36%
Bachelors Degree6899.61%
Graduate Degree3334.64%
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Picayune Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Picayune Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,3013,751826
Black2,5191,817158
Hispanic20314938
Other Race8829
2+ Races6969
Asian5353

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 white people with a rate of 19.20%.

Picayune Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,421$39,925$22,104
Less Than 9th Grade$13,672$$13,538
High School Graduate$21,735$34,922$17,500
Some College$32,056$42,594$22,548
Bachelors Degree$43,846$75,600$33,600
Graduate Degree$51,042$$52,853

$29,421

Average Earnings

$39,925

Average Male

$22,104

Average Female

Picayune Earnings by Educational Attainment

Picayune Language by Age

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Picayune Language

98.15% of Picayune residents speak only English, while 1.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.18% of the population.

Picayune Language

Picayune Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,3112,44556.72%
White5,92198516.64%
Multiple28815553.82%
Hispanic3806817.89%
Other9577.37%

33.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.36%

Male Poverty Rate

38.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Picayune

The race most likely to be in poverty in Picayune is Black, with 56.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Picayune is Other, with 7.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.21%.

Picayune Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade57.59%
Some College27.46%
High School25.17%
Bachelors or Greater8.09%

Picayune Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed63.29%
Male Unemployed55.49%
Female Employed26.31%
Male Employed11.62%

Picayune Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Picayune Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,006$46,550
Families$34,770$52,051
Married Families$58,024-
Non Families$18,531$32,243
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Income by Household Type

Picayune Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Picayune Married by Age and Sex

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Picayune 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 45-54.

Picayune Marital Status by Race

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Picayune Marital Status

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613

Number of Veterans

526

Male Veterans

87

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam260
First Gulf War122
Second Gulf War67
Korea39
World War II29

Picayune Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64153
65 to 74147
35 to 54135
75+120
18 to 3458

Picayune Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4238.47%
Black1906.33%

Picayune Veterans by Race

Picayune Veterans by Education

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17.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Picayune Veterans by Education

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56.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.4%

Employment Rate

13.8%

Unemployment Rate

Picayune Employment by Age

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Picayune Employment by Race

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Picayune 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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51.88%

Born in Picayune

97.66%

Native Born

2.34%

Foreign Born

1.30%

Non Citizen

1.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.66% of Picayune residents were born in the United States, with 51.88% having been born in Mississippi. 1.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Picayune Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,786-59-0.54%
202010,845-59-0.54%
201910,904-59-0.54%
201810,963-85-0.77%
201711,048-64-0.58%
201611,112-80-0.71%
201511,192-118-1.04%
201411,310-52-0.46%
201311,362-124-1.08%
201211,486-148-1.27%
201111,63430.03%
201011,6311,0960.99%
200010,535-98-0.09%
199010,6332720.26%
198010,361-106-0.10%
197010,4672,6332.94%
19607,8341,1271.57%
19506,7071,5782.72%
19405,1294310.88%
19304,6980.00%

Picayune Population by Year