Picayune, Mississippi Population 2024

11,785

Picayune is a city located in Hancock County and Pearl River County Mississippi. Picayune has a 2024 population of 11,785. Picayune is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -0.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,867 in 2020.

The average household income in Picayune is $52,831 with a poverty rate of 27.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Picayune is 38.3 years, 36.7 years for males, and 38.7 years for females.

Picayune Demographics

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

  • White: 56.45%
  • Black or African American: 37.65%
  • Two or more races: 5.24%
  • Other race: 0.56%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
18.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
653.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.69% (-82)
The current population of Picayune, Mississippi is 11,785 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,867.

Picayune, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,66356.45%
Black or African American4,44437.65%
Two or more races6195.24%
Other race660.56%
Asian120.1%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Picayune Population by Race

Picayune Population Pyramid 2024

Picayune Median Age

38.3

Total

36.7

Male

38.7

Female

Picayune Adults

There are 8,719 adults, (2,068 of whom are seniors) in Picayune.

Picayune Age Dependency

77.5

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Picayune Sex Ratio

Female6,45854.71%
Male5,34645.29%

Picayune Population by Age

Picayune Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,4032.6456.743.3
Non Family1,6341.1955.844.2
Married1,3003.5679.220.8
Female1,2533.423664
Male2163.6247.252.8

3.35

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Picayune Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4105.23%
9th to 12th Grade4675.96%
High School Graduate2,93637.49%
Some College1,86323.79%
Associates Degree95612.21%
Bachelors Degree85210.88%
Graduate Degree3484.44%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Picayune Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Picayune Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,6084,106893
Black2,8832,572240
2+ Races26120311
Hispanic13912648
Other Race191919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Picayune Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$29,601$41,006$24,341
Less Than 9th Grade$16,433$0$16,445
High School Graduate$23,062$28,750$15,287
Some College$30,938$40,188$28,414
Bachelors Degree$48,615$70,530$29,392
Graduate Degree$49,821$48,537$66,250

$29,601

Average Earnings

$41,006

Average Male

$24,341

Average Female

Picayune Earnings by Educational Attainment

Picayune Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Picayune Language

98.55% of Picayune residents speak only English, while 1.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.23% of the population.

Picayune Language

Picayune Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,3611,44722.75%
Black4,4331,39231.4%
Multiple61923738.29%
Hispanic2337130.47%
Other664263.64%

27.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.81%

Male Poverty Rate

31.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Picayune

The race most likely to be in poverty in Picayune is Other, with 63.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Picayune is White, with 22.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.86%.

Picayune Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.24%
High School31.62%
Some College14.76%
Bachelors or Greater2.23%

Picayune Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed46.88%
Female Unemployed38.18%
Female Employed28.36%
Male Employed13.53%

Picayune Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Picayune Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$35,649$52,831
Families$40,838$61,990
Married Families$59,885$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,295$34,196

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Picayune Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.9%

Male Marriage Rate

31.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Picayune Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Picayune Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Picayune Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

558

Number of Veterans

495

Male Veterans

63

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War218
Vietnam198
Second Gulf War134
Korea17
World War II5

Picayune Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74170
55 to 64164
75+108
35 to 5491
18 to 3425

Picayune Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4468.48%
Black993.17%
2+ Races82.78%
Other Race59.43%

Picayune Veterans by Race

Picayune Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Picayune Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.7%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Picayune Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Picayune Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Picayune 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

50.54%

Born in Picayune

98.95%

Native Born

1.05%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

0.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.95% of Picayune residents were born in the United States, with 50.54% having been born in Mississippi. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Picayune Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,682-21-0.18%
202811,703-20-0.17%
202711,723-21-0.18%
202611,744-20-0.17%
202511,764-21-0.18%
202411,785-20-0.17%
202311,805-21-0.18%
202211,826450.38%
202111,781-86-0.72%
202011,8679128.32%
201910,955-51-0.46%
201811,006-64-0.58%
201711,070-63-0.57%
201611,133-71-0.63%
201511,204-117-1.03%
201411,321-50-0.44%
201311,371-122-1.06%
201211,493-143-1.23%
201111,63650.04%
201011,6311,09610.4%
200010,535-98-0.92%
199010,6332722.63%
198010,361-106-1.01%
197010,4672,63333.61%
19607,8341,12716.8%
19506,7071,57830.77%
19405,1294319.17%
19304,69800%
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Picayune Population by Year