MS

National Population : 333,590,059
Mississippi State Population : 3,106,550

About Petal, MS

Petal, MS is located in Forrest County in the state of Mississippi.

The total City Population for Petal is about 10,632 with about 244 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 24,300.

The Average Home Value is $145,600.00, which is roughly 37% higher than the Average Home Value of $91,745.00 for the state of Mississippi, and roughly 23% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $58,220.00, which is roughly 33% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $39,280.00 for the state of Mississippi, and roughly 1% higher than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Petal is about 5.3%.

Mississippi is ranked #50 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 8.08 out of 100.

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Voting

Forrest County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a significant difference of 20.45% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 54.62%
Democratic: 43.45%
Libertarian: 1.04%
Other: 0.71%
Green: 0.17%


Nearby Locations

Ovett, MS (7.13 mi.)
New Augusta, MS (7.92 mi.)
Hattiesburg, MS (8.04 mi.)
Moselle, MS (12.79 mi.)
Richton, MS (14.33 mi.)
Ellisville, MS (17.84 mi.)
Purvis, MS (19.86 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 39465
Latitude : 31.328319
Longitude : -89.184296
TimeZone : Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 215 ft.
Area Code(s) : 601, 769

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.71
Male Population Estimate : 42.72%
Female Population Estimate : 45.29%
Median Age : 36.0
Male Median Age : 34.6
Female Median Age : 37.3

White Population Estimate : 77.50%
Black Population Estimate : 9.41%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 2.21%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.65%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.05%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.62%
Other Population Estimate : 1.14%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Petal specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Forrest County: About 11 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Forrest County: About 196 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Forrest County is about 65% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 32% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.