Pearl River County

Pearl River County, Mississippi

PO Box 431
Poplarville, MS 39470
Phone: (601) 403-2300
Fax: (601) 795-3093

In south-central MS, northwest of Biloxi; organized Feb 22, 1890 from Hancock and Marion counties. Name Origin: For the river, which flows through the county

Area (sq mi):: 818.93 (land 811.33; water 7.60) Population per square mile: 64.90
Population 2005: 52,659 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 8.30%; 1990-2000 25.60% Population 2000: 48,621 (White 84.70%; Black or African American 12.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 35.90
Income 2000: per capita $15,160; median household $30,912; Population below poverty level: 18.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,855-$19,540
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 36.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 48.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Picayune (10,750)

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    His father, Audy McCool, 64, was also wounded with life-threatening injuries, but was able to walk around and speak with officers, Pearl River County Chief Deputy Shane Tucker told the Daily News.
    Johnny Baker, spokesman for the Pearl River County Community Band and Chorus, has nothing but a glowing review of the facility.
    Near McNeill, Mississippi, a likely tornado damaged a dozen homes and sent eight people to the hospital, none with life-threatening injuries, said Pearl River County emergency management agency director Danny Manley.
    So far the most extensive damage in the state appears to be in Pearl River County, where between 12 and 15 homes were destroyed by a twister that send eight people to the hospital.
    Amanda Harris, deputy director of the Pearl River County Emergency Management office, told reporters the incident took place at midnight in Picayune, according to (http://www.
    Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki were collected in Pearl River County from a bucket trap.
    30 (1904) Picayune, now the largest city in Pearl River County, is incorporated as a township.
    LOS ANGELES -- SouthWest Water Company (Nasdaq:SWWC) today announced that the Mississippi State Department of Health awarded high scores to three wells the company operates for the Pearl River County Utility Authority (PRCUA).
    Dedeaux replaces Alan Lumpkin of Carrlere, superintendent of education for Pearl River County, who has resigned from the board of trustees.
    4 acres section 16, township 1 south, range 15 west, pearl river county, mississippi, containing 640.