Picayune, Mississippi Population 2020

10,884
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Picayune is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 10,884, it is the 39th largest city in Mississippi and the 2919th largest city in the United States. Picayune is currently declining at a rate of -0.57% annually but its population has increased by 0.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,878 in 2010. Picayune reached it's highest population of 11,637 in 2011. Spanning over 18 miles, Picayune has a population density of 603 people per square mile.

The average household income in Picayune is $46,810 with a poverty rate of 27.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $762 per month, and the median house value is $117,000. The median age in Picayune is 34.9 years, 31.3 years for males, and 39.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.7 males.

Picayune Demographics

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

  • White: 58.66%
  • Black or African American: 36.90%
  • Two or more races: 2.72%
  • Other race: 1.22%
  • Asian: 0.49%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Picayune, Mississippi is 10,884, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,008.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,878.

Picayune, Mississippi Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202055,6831480.27%
201955,5351480.27%
201855,3871480.27%
201755,2392020.37%
201655,037900.16%
201554,947-187-0.34%
201455,1342900.53%
201354,844-163-0.30%
201255,007-441-0.80%
201155,448-257-0.46%
201055,7050.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,53558.66%
Black or African American4,11136.90%
Two or More Races3032.72%
Some Other Race1361.22%
Asian550.49%
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Picayune Population Pyramid 2020

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Picayune Median Age

34.9


Total

31.3


Male

39.3


Female

Picayune Adults

There are 8,238 adults, (1,803 of whom are seniors) in Picayune.

Picayune Age Dependency

73.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Picayune Sex Ratio

Female

6,031

54.14%

Male

5,109

45.86%

Picayune Households and Families

Picayune Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Picayune Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.6%29.4%
All55.3%44.7%
Non Family46.5%53.5%
Female41.7%58.3%
Male39.1%60.9%

55.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3362.5455.3
Married1,8073.3570.6
Non Family1,5021.1546.5
Female8893.0741.7
Male1383.839.1

3.2

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Picayune Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4606.43%
9th to 12th Grade86112.04%
High School Graduate1,81725.41%
Some College2,07629.03%
Associates Degree6919.66%
Bachelors Degree89012.45%
Graduate Degree3564.98%
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Picayune Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,4883,978916
Black2,2611,562319
Hispanic23114411
Other Race13649
Multiple Races9191
Asian5555

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 20.41%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,301$42,701$22,490
Less Than High School$13,625$$13,571
High School Grad$28,792$37,440$20,439
Some College$31,109$43,111$18,750
Bachelors Degree$38,750$64,020$30,668
Graduate Degree$41,184$40,702$51,310

$30,301

Average Earnings

$42,701

Average Male

$22,490

Average Female

Picayune Language

Picayune Language by Age

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Picayune Language

98.23% of Picayune residents speak only English, while 1.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.15% of the population.

Picayune Poverty

Picayune Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,0922,04950.07%
White6,16680313.02%
Multiple30314447.52%
Hispanic4597816.99%

27.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.05%

Male Poverty Rate

29.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Picayune

The race most likely to be in poverty in Picayune is Black, with 50.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Picayune is White, with 13.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.83%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School50.59%
Some College22.04%
High School17.98%
Bachelors or Greater7.43%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed61.67%
Female Unemployed20.87%
Female Employed19.32%
Male Employed10.50%

Picayune Income

Picayune Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,451$46,810
Families$43,824$54,553
Married Families$56,824-
Non Families$17,266$29,599
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Picayune Marital Status

Picayune Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Picayune Marital Status by Race

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Picayune Veterans

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742

Number of Veterans

587

Male Veterans

155

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam291
First Gulf War163
Korea82
Second Gulf War77
World War II25
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74187
35 to 54180
75+167
55 to 64131
18 to 3477
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Name Veterans % of Total
White53810.70%
Black2047.13%

Picayune Veterans by Education

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24.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Picayune Employment Status

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55.7%

Labor Force Participation

47.9%

Employment Rate

13.5%

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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51.28%

Born in Mississippi

97.56%

Native Born

2.44%

Foreign Born

1.49%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.56% of Picayune residents were born in the United States, with 51.28% having been born in Mississippi. 1.49% 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
202010,884-62-0.57%
201910,946-62-0.56%
201811,008-65-0.59%
201711,073-62-0.56%
201611,135-77-0.69%
201511,212-115-1.02%
201411,327-47-0.41%
201311,374-120-1.04%
201211,494-143-1.23%
201111,63750.04%
201011,6321,0971.00%
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%