Pearl River County is located in south-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Poplarville and the largest city is Picayune. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.pearlrivercounty.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 55,224 and the 2010 census population was 55,747. The land area is 810.86 square miles and there are 68.9 persons per square mile.
84.5% of the population is White, 12.6% is Black or African American, 3.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 83.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $111,600, there are 20,556 households, an average of 2.65 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,549, the median household income is $42,510, and 22.2% of the persons in Pearl River County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,224. Retail sales (in $1000) were $615,612, and sales per capita were $10,779.
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