Purvis, Mississippi Population 2022

2,434
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Purvis is a city located in Lamar County Mississippi. Purvis has a 2020 population of 2,434. It is also the county seat of Lamar County. Purvis is currently growing at a rate of 0.58% annually and its population has increased by 11.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,185 in 2010.

The average household income in Purvis is $43,653 with a poverty rate of 22.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $793 per month, and the median house value is $106,300. The median age in Purvis is 35.5 years, 25.8 years for males, and 46.5 years for females.

Purvis Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Purviswas:

  • White: 71.61%
  • Black or African American: 25.30%
  • Two or more races: 3.09%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Purvis, Mississippi is 2,434 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,434.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,185.

Purvis, Mississippi Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,57471.61%
Black or African American55625.30%
Two or More Races683.09%
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Purvis Population by Race

Purvis Population Pyramid 2022

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Purvis Median Age

36.9


Total

27.1


Male

47.3


Female

Purvis Adults

There are 1,689 adults, (468 of whom are seniors) in Purvis.

Purvis Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Purvis Sex Ratio

Female

1,043

47.45%

Male

1,155

52.55%

Purvis Population by Age

Purvis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Purvis Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married89.1%10.9%
All64.8%35.2%
Non Family62.8%37.2%
Female24.1%75.9%

64.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Purvis Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7282.8664.8
Married2583.2789.1
Male384.5100
Female1744.6424.1
Non Family258062.8

3.51

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

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Purvis Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1359.45%
9th to 12th Grade845.88%
High School Graduate58941.25%
Some College32923.04%
Associates Degree1228.54%
Bachelors Degree956.65%
Graduate Degree745.18%
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Purvis Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Purvis Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,029890140
Black36328329
2+ Races2121
Hispanic1515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.61%.

Purvis Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,508$52,697$25,625
Less Than 9th Grade$10,430$11,534$6,731
High School Graduate$32,381$62,901$27,266
Some College$19,318$$18,807
Bachelors Degree$46,023$64,286$
Graduate Degree$$$

$30,508

Average Earnings

$52,697

Average Male

$25,625

Average Female

Purvis Earnings by Educational Attainment

Purvis Language by Age

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Purvis Language

99.50% of Purvis residents speak only English, while 0.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.50% of the population.

Purvis Language

Purvis Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple646296.88%
Black50024549.00%
Hispanic33721.21%
White1,4151409.89%
OtherNaN%

22.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.78%

Male Poverty Rate

20.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Purvis

The race most likely to be in poverty in Purvis is Multiple, with 96.88% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.84%.

Purvis Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.31%
High School11.65%
Some College18.14%
Bachelors or Greater7.69%

Purvis Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed10.54%
Male Unemployed10.42%
Female Employed16.78%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Purvis Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Purvis Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,583$52,819
Families$53,929$64,855
Married Families$62,885-
Non Families$18,571$21,195
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Income by Household Type

Purvis Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

33.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Purvis Married by Age and Sex

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Purvis 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.

Purvis Marital Status by Race

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Purvis Marital Status

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117

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War14
First Gulf War16
Vietnam80
Korea
World War II

Purvis Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3414
35 to 5423
55 to 64
65 to 7480
75+

Purvis Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1038.29%
Black143.29%
Hispanic853.33%

Purvis Veterans by Race

Purvis Veterans by Education

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11.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Purvis Veterans by Education

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49.1%

Labor Force Participation

45.5%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Purvis Employment by Age

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Purvis Employment by Race

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Purvis 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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80.57%

Born in Purvis

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Purvis residents were born in the United States, with 80.57% having been born in Mississippi. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Purvis Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20102,1850.00%
20112,229442.01%
20122,256271.21%
20132,290341.51%
20142,315251.09%
20152,335200.86%
20162,34380.34%
20172,342-1-0.04%
20182,378361.54%
20192,392140.59%
20202,406140.59%
20212,420140.58%
20222,434140.58%

Purvis Population by Year