Purvis is a city located in Lamar County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Lamar County. With a 2020 population of 2,420, it is the 88th largest city in Mississippi and the 6934th largest city in the United States . Purvis is currently growing at a rate of 0.58% annually and its population has increased by 11.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,175 in 2010. Purvis reached it's highest population of 2,420 in 2021. Spanning over 4 miles, Purvis has a population density of 578 people per square mile.
The average household income in Purvis is $43,653 with a poverty rate of 28.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $749 per month, and the median house value is $109,400. The median age in Purvis is 35.5 years, 25.8 years for males, and 46.5 years for females.