Pearl River County, Mississippi Population 2020

Pearl River County, Mississippi's estimated population is 55,683 with a growth rate of 0.27% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pearl River County, Mississippi is the 14th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth 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%
201055,70516,99143.89%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
0.27%
County Website
Founded
1890
County Seat

Pearl River County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White46,34184.03%
Black or African American7,04612.78%
Two or More Races1,0651.93%
Some Other Race4270.77%
Asian1830.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native870.16%

Pearl River County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Pearl River County, Mississippi Median Age

40.9


Total

39.6


Male

42.7


Female

Pearl River County, Mississippi Adults

There are 42,694 adults, (9,975 of whom are seniors) in Pearl River County, Mississippi.

Pearl River County, Mississippi Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Pearl River County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

27,886

50.56%

Male

27,263

49.44%

Pearl River County, Mississippi Households and Families

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

Pearl River County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.2%12.8%
All77.5%22.5%
Male69.6%30.4%
Non Family68.4%31.6%
Female59.3%40.7%

77.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,7522.5877.5
Married11,3063.1487.2
Non Family5,9261.1268.4
Female2,6773.2759.3
Male8433.1969.6

3.07

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pearl River County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8955.05%
9th to 12th Grade4,11510.96%
High School Graduate11,23929.94%
Some College9,74825.97%
Associates Degree4,39011.69%
Bachelors Degree4,11910.97%
Graduate Degree2,0345.42%

Pearl River County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White31,60327,1375,562
Black4,0902,982486
Hispanic93767966
Multiple Races60453639
Other Race29582
Asian183138
Native American8747

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 88.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.60%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,095$44,526$26,340
Less Than High School$16,929$20,997$13,850
High School Grad$32,068$41,801$21,727
Some College$38,808$50,338$27,316
Bachelors Degree$39,290$51,266$32,350
Graduate Degree$52,093$58,456$44,350

$36,095

Average Earnings

$44,526

Average Male

$26,340

Average Female

Pearl River County, Mississippi Language

Pearl River County, Mississippi Language by Age

Pearl River County, Mississippi Language

97.87% of Pearl River County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 2.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.54% of the population.

Pearl River County, Mississippi Poverty

Pearl River County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White44,1285,27811.96%
Black6,4732,67941.39%
Multiple1,06037735.57%
Hispanic1,64831519.11%
Other41216941.02%

16.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.49%

Male Poverty Rate

17.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pearl River County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pearl River County, Mississippi is Black, with 41.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pearl River County, Mississippi is White, with 11.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.75%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.22%
High School14.25%
Some College11.45%
Bachelors or Greater4.93%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed53.55%
Female Unemployed29.19%
Female Employed9.35%
Male Employed6.17%

Pearl River County, Mississippi Income

Pearl River County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,820$59,810
Families$57,472$68,357
Married Families$66,038-
Non Families$21,532$35,024

Pearl River County, Mississippi Marital Status

Pearl River County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Pearl River County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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

Pearl River County, Mississippi Veterans

3,980

Number of Veterans

3,548

Male Veterans

432

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,724
First Gulf War831
Second Gulf War636
Korea365
World War II140
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,258
75+983
35 to 54820
55 to 64578
18 to 34341
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,5919.95%
Black2755.38%
2 or More749.37%
Hispanic453.91%
Asian2614.21%
Other143.92%

$Pearl River County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

9.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pearl River County, Mississippi Employment Status

53.6%

Labor Force Participation

48.9%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Pearl River County, Mississippi Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

42.82%

Born in Mississippi

98.46%

Native Born

1.54%

Foreign Born

0.73%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.46% of Pearl River County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 42.82% having been born in Mississippi. 0.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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