Pearl River County, Mississippi Population 2021

Pearl River County, Mississippi's estimated population is 55,959 with a growth rate of 0.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pearl River County, Mississippi is the 14th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 Population was 55,693 and has seen a growth of 0.48% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202155,9592120.38%
202055,7472120.38%
201955,5352120.38%
201855,323680.12%
201755,2552180.40%
201655,037930.17%
201554,944-177-0.32%
201455,1212880.53%
201354,833-166-0.30%
201254,999-442-0.80%
201155,441-252-0.45%
201055,69316,97943.86%
199038,7144,91914.56%
198033,7955,99321.56%
197027,8025,39124.06%
196022,4111,7708.58%
195020,6411,5167.93%
194019,125-280-1.44%
193019,4053,93725.45%
192015,4684,87546.02%
191010,5933,89658.18%
19006,6973,740126.48%
18902,9570.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.38%
County Website
Founded
1890
County Seat
2010 Population
55,693
Growth Since 2010
0.48%
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Pearl River County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White46,24683.75%
Black or African American7,05512.78%
Two or More Races1,1432.07%
Some Other Race3230.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native3150.57%
Asian1370.25%
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Pearl River County, Mississippi Population by Race

Pearl River County, Mississippi Population Pyramid $2021

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Pearl River County, Mississippi Median Age

40.9


Total

39.5


Male

42.7


Female

Pearl River County, Mississippi Adults

There are 42,805 adults, (10,164 of whom are seniors) in Pearl River County, Mississippi.

Pearl River County, Mississippi Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Pearl River County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

27,908

50.54%

Male

27,311

49.46%

Pearl River County, Mississippi Population by Age

Pearl River County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pearl River County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.6%12.4%
All77.8%22.2%
Non Family70%30%
Male65.8%34.2%
Female59.1%40.9%

77.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pearl River County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,0202.5677.8
Married11,3033.1487.6
Non Family5,9421.1270
Female2,9003.0559.1
Male8753.1365.8

3.03

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Pearl River County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8534.91%
9th to 12th Grade4,27211.31%
High School Graduate11,49130.42%
Some College9,43124.97%
Associates Degree4,43811.75%
Bachelors Degree4,32311.44%
Graduate Degree1,9675.21%
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Pearl River County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pearl River County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White31,72426,9545,843
Black4,2443,232335
Hispanic86967995
2+ Races741684
Other Race19448
Asian1238617
Native American31

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 92.31%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.42%.

Pearl River County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,525$44,786$24,318
Less Than 9th Grade$16,682$25,361$13,069
High School Graduate$32,072$41,471$21,821
Some College$37,174$48,853$23,827
Bachelors Degree$42,179$50,636$38,203
Graduate Degree$56,005$63,105$48,015

$36,525

Average Earnings

$44,786

Average Male

$24,318

Average Female

Pearl River County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pearl River County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Pearl River County, Mississippi Language

97.57% of Pearl River County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 2.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.64% of the population.

Pearl River County, Mississippi Language

Pearl River County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White44,2055,60812.69%
Black6,5572,83043.16%
Multiple1,13644939.52%
Hispanic1,68429517.52%
Other30815951.62%
Asian1371712.41%

17.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.26%

Male Poverty Rate

19.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pearl River County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pearl River County, Mississippi is Other, with 51.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pearl River County, Mississippi is Asian, with 12.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.16%.

Pearl River County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.04%
High School15.09%
Some College13.47%
Bachelors or Greater3.75%

Pearl River County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed43.02%
Female Unemployed40.27%
Female Employed12.01%
Male Employed6.70%

Pearl River County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pearl River County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,901$61,538
Families$57,219$69,972
Married Families$66,950-
Non Families$24,624$36,286
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Income by Household Type

Pearl River County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Pearl River County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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Pearl River County, Mississippi 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 45-54.

Pearl River County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Pearl River County, Mississippi Marital Status

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3,796

Number of Veterans

3,439

Male Veterans

357

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,607
First Gulf War848
Second Gulf War827
Korea313
World War II122

Pearl River County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,127
75+852
35 to 54838
55 to 64595
18 to 34384

Pearl River County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,4109.41%
Black2464.79%
2+ Races11512.81%
Asian1613.01%
Hispanic131.11%
Other Race93.61%

Pearl River County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Pearl River County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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7.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pearl River County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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53.5%

Labor Force Participation

49.1%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Pearl River County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Pearl River County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Pearl River County, Mississippi 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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43.66%

Born in Pearl River County, Mississippi

98.49%

Native Born

1.51%

Foreign Born

0.82%

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.49% of Pearl River County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 43.66% having been born in Mississippi. 0.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pearl River County, Mississippi Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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