Petal, MS
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Petal, Mississippi Info Snack

Population
10,584
Unemployment
5.7%
Poverty
12.6%
Median Home
$141,600
Median Income
$55,946
Median Rent
$884

Petal SnackAbility

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

Petal, MS Crime Report

64
Total Crimes
598.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
-75.85%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Petal
/ 100k People
Mississippi
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 64 598.0 2,653.7 2,476.7
Violent Crime 3 28.0 277.9 366.7
Murder 0 0.0 11.2 5.0
Robbery 0 0.0 57.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 2 18.7 184.6 250.2
Property Crime 61 570.0 2,375.8 2,109.9
Burglary 36 336.4 627.0 340.5
Larceny 19 177.5 1,555.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 6 56.1 193.1 219.9

Petal, MS Cost Of Living

87
Petal's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Petal Mississippi National Average
Overall 87 84 100
Services 87 94 100
Groceries 103 94 100
Health 90 91 100
Housing 77 63 100
Transportation 91 90 100
Utilities 95 95 100

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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Population over time in Petal

Year Population % Change
2019 10,584 -0.8%
2018 10,669 0.0%
2017 10,669 -0.6%
2016 10,736 0.1%
2015 10,723 0.4%
2014 10,675 0.4%
2013 10,628 1.1%
2012 10,515 1.0%
2011 10,408 1.0%
2010 10,301 -

Race / Ethnicity in Petal

White
78.0% (8,260)
African American
13.1% (1,391)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.9% (92)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (6)
Two Or More
1.8% (194)
Hispanic
6.1% (641)
Race Petal MS USA
White 78.0% 56.6% 60.7%
African American 13.1% 37.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 0.9% 1.0% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.8% 1.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 6.1% 3.1% 18.0%

Gender in Petal

Female
51.3% (5,427)
Male
48.7% (5,157)
Gender Petal MS USA
Female 51.3% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 48.7% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Petal for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (317)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (529)
High School / GED
29.0% (3,069)
Some College
22.0% (2,328)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (1,058)
Bachelor's Degree
20.0% (2,116)
Master's Degree
8.0% (846)
Professional Degree
2.0% (211)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (105)
Education Petal MS USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 29.0% 30.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 20.0% 14.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Petal, Mississippi

Less than $10,000
5.6% (59,073)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.3% (34,459)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.3% (77,606)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.6% (91,505)
$35,000 to $49,999
20.5% (217,471)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.5% (217,181)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.0% (73,841)
$100,000 to $149,999
20.1% (212,838)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.4% (46,332)
$200,000 or more
2.7% (28,088)
Income Petal MS USA
Less than $10,000 5.6% 9.8% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.3% 6.7% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.3% 12.7% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.6% 11.1% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 20.5% 13.9% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.5% 16.8% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.0% 11.5% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 20.1% 10.8% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.4% 3.6% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 2.7% 3.0% 7.7%

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