Pearl, MS

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2022 Population
27,255
0.881% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36
2.27% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.3%
0.462% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,838
4.07% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$157,100
11.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pearl, MS had a population of 27.3k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $56,838. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pearl, MS grew from 27,017 to 27,255, a 0.881% increase and its median household income grew from $54,615 to $56,838, a 4.07% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pearl, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (32.5%), Other (Hispanic) (2.65%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.77%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.63%).

None of the households in Pearl, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.7% of the residents in Pearl, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pearl, MS are Academy of Hair Design-Pearl (25 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Pearl, MS was $157,100, and the homeownership rate was 61%.

Most people in Pearl, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Pearl, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pearl, MS is home to a population of 27.3k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.82% of Pearl, MS residents were born outside of the country (768 people).

In 2022, there were 1.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Pearl, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.85k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 723 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Pearl, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pearl, MS was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pearl, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.3k ± 1.01k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.85k ± 927
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    723 ± 381
4.2%
Hispanic Population
1.15k people

In 2022, there were 1.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Pearl, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.85k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 723 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.2% of the people in Pearl, MS are hispanic (1.15k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pearl, MS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.82%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
768 people
2.39%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
645 people

As of 2022, 2.82% of Pearl, MS residents (768 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pearl, MS was 2.39%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    342 ± 170
  2. Vietnam
    341 ± 157
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    104 ± 71

Pearl, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pearl, MS employs 14.3k people. The largest industries in Pearl, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,637 people), Retail Trade (1,483 people), and Manufacturing (1,355 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,735), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,364), and Educational Services ($55,742).

Occupations

14.3k
2022 Value
± 1,200
1.56%
1 Year growth
± 11.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pearl, MS grew at a rate of 1.56%, from 14.1k employees to 14.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pearl, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,729 people), Management Occupations (1,235 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,232 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pearl, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.3k
2022 Value
± 1,200
1.56%
1 Year growth
± 11.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pearl, MS grew at a rate of 1.56%, from 14.1k employees to 14.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pearl, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,637 people), Retail Trade (1,483 people), and Manufacturing (1,355 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pearl, MS, though some of these residents may live in Pearl, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,269
Median earning men ± $4,110
$34,539
Median earning women ± $3,708

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,647), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,691), and Manufacturing ($51,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,513), Public Administration ($43,836), and Manufacturing ($43,618).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mississippi went to Donald J. Trump with 57.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.611%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Pearl, MS awarded 25 degrees. The student population of Pearl, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 41 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pearl, MS are Black or African American (12 and 48%), followed by White (12 and 48%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 4%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Pearl, MS by number of degrees awarded are Academy of Hair Design-Pearl (25 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pearl, MS are General Cosmetology (25 and 100%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (0 and 0%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pearl, MS was $157,100 in 2022, which is 0.557 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $141,000 to $157,100, a 11.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Pearl, MS is 61%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pearl, MS have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pearl, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$157,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,788
$6,712
Median Property Taxes
±$650

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pearl, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Pearl, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

61%
Homeownership
2022
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61% of the housing units in Pearl, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.6%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Pearl, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$56,838
Median Household Income
± $7,504
11k
Number of Households
± 985

In 2022, the median household income of the 11k households in Pearl, MS grew to $56,838 from the previous year's value of $54,615.

The following chart displays the households in Pearl, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pearl, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83%)
  2. Carpooled (8.66%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.22%)

In 2022, 83% of workers in Pearl, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.66%) and those who worked at home (6.22%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pearl, MS have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.7% of the workforce in Pearl, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pearl, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pearl, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pearl, MS (2.79k out of 27.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pearl, MS is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

86.5% of the population of Pearl, MS has health coverage, with 49.2% on employee plans, 15.7% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 9.39% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rankin County, MS see 1584 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.24% decrease from the previous year (1637 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1560 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 605 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,584 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rankin County, MS

Primary care physicians in Rankin County, MS see an average of 1,584 patients per year. This represents a 3.24% decrease from the previous year (1,637 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rankin County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.1% under 18 years, 25.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.5%
Uninsured
49.2%
Employer Coverage
15.7%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
9.39%
Non-Group
1.1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pearl, MS grew by 8.78% from 12.4% to 13.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pearl, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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