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Pearl River County, MS&

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Population
55,167
0.05% decline
Median Age
40.9
Median Household Income
$41,598
1.52% growth
Poverty Rate
20.3%
Number of Employees
20,542
1.6% growth
Median Property Value
$120,300
5.43% growth

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Economy

The economy of Pearl River County, MS employs 20,542 people. The economy of Pearl River County, MS is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 4.31; 2.04; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Pearl River County, MS are Retail trade (2,746), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,580), and Manufacturing (1,927), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($76,439), Utilities ($51,250), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($49,036).

Median household income in Pearl River County, MS is $41,598. Males in Pearl River County, MS have an average income that is 1.58 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,828. The income inequality of Pearl River County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.486 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Pearl River County, MS. In Pearl River County, MS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 25 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,779. Coahoma County, MS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Mississippi.

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Diversity

Pearl River County, MS is home to a population of 55,167 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Pearl River County, MS is composed of 45,259 White residents (82%), 7,150 Black residents (13%), 1,619 Hispanic residents (2.93%), 818 Two+ residents (1.48%), and 178 Asian residents (0.32%). The most common foreign languages in Pearl River County, MS are Spanish (819 speakers), German (134 speakers), and French (126 speakers), but compared to other places, Pearl River County, MS has a relative high number of Scandinavian (57 speakers), German (134 speakers), and French (126 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Pearl River County, MS awarded 908 degrees. The student population of Pearl River County, MS is skewed towards females, with 370 male students and 538 female students. Most students in Pearl River County, MS are White (642 and 70.7%), followed by Black or African American (223 and 24.6%), Unknown (20 and 2.2%), and Hispanic or Latino (13 and 1.43%). The largest universities in Pearl River County, MS by number of graduates are Pearl River Community College (908 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Pearl River County, MS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (321 and 35.4%), Registered Nursing (116 and 12.8%), and Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology (29 and 3.19%). The median tuition costs in Pearl River County, MS are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pearl River County, MS is $120,300, which is 0.59 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $114,100 to $120,300, a 5.43% increase. The homeownership rate of Pearl River County, MS is 76.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Pearl River County, MS have an average commute time of 33.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pearl River County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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