Pearl River County

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Pearl River County, Mississippi

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

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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