Purvis, Mississippi Population 2021

2,420
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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.

Purvis Demographics

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

  • White: 63.92%
  • Black or African American: 28.68%
  • Two or more races: 7.40%
  • 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 2,420 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,378.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,175.

Purvis, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,53863.92%
Black or African American69028.68%
Two or More Races1787.40%
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Purvis Population by Race

Purvis Population Pyramid $2021

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Purvis Median Age

35.5


Total

25.8


Male

46.5


Female

Purvis Adults

There are 1,798 adults, (479 of whom are seniors) in Purvis.

Purvis Age Dependency

82.4

Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Purvis Sex Ratio

Female

1,192

49.54%

Male

1,214

50.46%

Purvis Population by Age

Purvis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Purvis Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.4%23.6%
Male71.4%28.6%
All57.5%42.5%
Non Family56.6%43.4%
Female28%72%

57.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Purvis Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8212.7857.5
Non Family3251.0456.6
Married2963.5976.4
Female1864.3128
Male145.7971.4

3.78

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

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Purvis Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1318.38%
9th to 12th Grade704.48%
High School Graduate59437.98%
Some College41626.60%
Associates Degree15810.10%
Bachelors Degree1278.12%
Graduate Degree684.35%
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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
White1,084944167
Black43837728
2+ Races3535
Hispanic77

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 15.41%.

Purvis Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,016$30,078$19,265
Less Than 9th Grade$10,484$11,413$6,705
High School Graduate$23,125$30,789$
Some College$18,272$$18,162
Bachelors Degree$39,375$57,031$32,250
Graduate Degree$44,688$$44,167

$21,016

Average Earnings

$30,078

Average Male

$19,265

Average Female

Purvis Earnings by Educational Attainment

Purvis Language by Age

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Purvis Language

99.69% of Purvis residents speak only English, while 0.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.31% of the population.

Purvis Language

Purvis Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black63128144.53%
White1,44819813.67%
Multiple17816793.82%
Hispanic25832.00%

28.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.90%

Male Poverty Rate

23.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Purvis

The race most likely to be in poverty in Purvis is Multiple, with 93.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Purvis is White, with 13.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.38%.

Purvis Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.11%
High School24.82%
Some College20.66%
Bachelors or Greater7.18%

Purvis Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed47.17%
Female Unemployed44.00%
Female Employed25.74%
Male Employed11.61%

Purvis Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Purvis Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$28,136$43,653
Families$45,909$56,133
Married Families$63,250-
Non Families$19,922$21,429
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Income by Household Type

Purvis Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.0%

Male Marriage Rate

32.3%

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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158

Number of Veterans

158

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam70
Second Gulf War59
First Gulf War16
Korea6
World War II

Purvis Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7470
18 to 3444
35 to 5438
75+6
55 to 64

Purvis Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1068.61%
Black529.98%
Hispanic7100.00%

Purvis Veterans by Race

Purvis Veterans by Education

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23.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Purvis Veterans by Education

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47%

Labor Force Participation

41.5%

Employment Rate

11.6%

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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76.77%

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 76.77% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,420140.58%
20202,406140.59%
20192,392140.59%
20182,378361.54%
20172,342-1-0.04%
20162,34380.34%
20152,335200.86%
20142,315251.09%
20132,290341.51%
20122,256271.21%
20112,229442.01%
20102,1850.00%

Purvis Population by Year