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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    Pearl River County
    When police arrived at McLemore Arms in Pearl River County, they found owner Jason McLemore, 43, and his son, Jacob Edward McLemore, 17, dead on the floor.
    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 ( CNN .
    flavipes were collected from forested areas of Pearl River County, Mississippi, and either stored in the laboratory in original nest sapwood, or separated from wood for assay within 24 h after field collection.
    30 (1904) Picayune, now the largest city in Pearl River County, is incorporated as a township.
    Picayune, Miss.: South Pearl River County Senior Center
    Pearl River County received a $40,000 waste tire grant to continue the local waste tire collection program for small quantity generators of waste tires.
    It's also the name of a charming town in Pearl River County. But during my visit, I met enough business owners and people of vision to know that they hardly think of their home as some small-change community.