Petal, MS
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-09
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Petal, Mississippi Info Snack

Population
10,624
Unemployment
4.3%
Poverty
13.6%
Median Home
$136,900
Median Income
$57,565
Median Rent
$839

Petal SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
8
Safety
9
Amenities
7
Education
8
Commute
8

Petal, MS Crime Report

47
Total Crimes
441.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
-81.19%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Petal
/ 100k People
Mississippi
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 47 441.2 2,392.8 2,346.0
Violent Crime 6 56.3 291.2 387.8
Murder 0 0.0 10.6 6.5
Robbery 3 28.2 47.8 73.9
Aggravated Assault 3 28.2 194.0 279.7
Property Crime 41 384.9 2,101.6 1,958.2
Burglary 16 150.2 488.3 314.2
Larceny 21 197.1 1,408.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 4 37.6 205.0 246.0

Petal, MS Cost Of Living

91
Petal's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Petal Mississippi National Average
Overall 91 82 100
Services 91 95 100
Groceries 103 94 100
Health 92 90 100
Housing 75 64 100
Transportation 91 89 100
Utilities 97 97 100

Petal, MS Photos

January C C Petalc Mississippic Tornado Damage
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Rankings for Petal in Mississippi

Map Of Petal, MS

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4

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Population over time in Petal

Year Population % Change
2020 10,624 -0.4%
2019 10,669 0.0%
2018 10,669 -0.6%
2017 10,736 0.1%
2016 10,723 0.4%
2015 10,675 0.4%
2014 10,628 1.1%
2013 10,515 1.0%
2012 10,408 1.0%
2011 10,301 -

Race / Ethnicity in Petal

White
76.4% (8,120)
African American
15.7% (1,668)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.6% (68)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.3% (29)
Two Or More
1.3% (136)
Hispanic
5.7% (603)
Race Petal MS USA
White 76.4% 56.4% 60.1%
African American 15.7% 37.5% 12.2%
American Indian 0.0% 0.4% 0.6%
Asian 0.6% 1.0% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.3%
Two Or More 1.3% 1.3% 2.8%
Hispanic 5.7% 3.2% 18.2%

Gender in Petal

Female
51.9% (5,513)
Male
48.1% (5,110)
Gender Petal MS USA
Female 51.9% 51.6% 50.8%
Male 48.1% 48.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Petal for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (106)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (743)
High School / GED
26.0% (2,762)
Some College
22.0% (2,337)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (956)
Bachelor's Degree
20.0% (2,124)
Master's Degree
11.0% (1,168)
Professional Degree
2.0% (212)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (212)
Education Petal MS USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 5.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 30.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 20.0% 14.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 11.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Petal, Mississippi

Less than $10,000
5.5% (58,470)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.8% (29,802)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.7% (92,530)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.3% (78,055)
$35,000 to $49,999
19.2% (204,078)
$50,000 to $74,999
23.9% (253,465)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.0% (85,150)
$100,000 to $149,999
18.7% (198,969)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.4% (46,265)
$200,000 or more
1.5% (15,611)
Income Petal MS USA
Less than $10,000 5.5% 9.4% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.8% 6.7% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.7% 12.3% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.3% 11.0% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 19.2% 13.5% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 23.9% 17.0% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.0% 11.4% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 18.7% 11.2% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.4% 4.1% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 1.5% 3.4% 8.3%

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