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Overview

Introduction to Picayune, Mississippi

Picayune, Mississippi is located 36 miles W of Gulfport, Mississippi (center to center) and is 46 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is in Pearl River county and has a population of 10,535.

Picayune History

This city was named by Elia Jane Poitevent Nicholson, who was the publisher as well as owner of the New Orleans Daily Picayune newspaper. She named it after her newspaper. Picayune was incorporated as a town in 1905, and as a city in 1922.

Picayune and nearby Attractions

  • Picayune Shopping Center
  • Friendship Park
  • Carver Culture Museum
  • Jack Read Park

Things To Do In Picayune

The Northgate Shopping Center and Picayune Shopping Center are the ideal places for spending a fun-filled time chilling out and shopping. Friendship Park comes with a range of recreational facilities for its visitors. The Jack Read Park has a serene atmosphere which is perfect for relaxing. Another notable attraction that is frequented by visitors is the Carver Culture Museum. In addition, the city plays host to the Picayune Spring Street Fair and Picayune Fall Street Fair every year.

Picayune Transportation

Stennis International Airport is close to the city.

Picayune Higher Education

For higher education, residents of Picayune can attend the nearby Pearl River Community College, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, University of New Orleans, or Southern University at New Orleans.

People

Total Population 10,838
Male Share of the Population 44.1%
Female Share of the Population 55.9%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 3,858
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 42.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.7%
Median Earnings25+ $26,502
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,026
Median Earnings With High School Degree $16,866

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,178
% Above Poverty Level 77.8%
% Below Poverty Level 22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.7%
Median Gross Rent $782
Median House Value $103,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.6%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 6.5%

Picayune Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles W of Gulfport, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Pearl River
Standard Zip Codes 39466
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.525
Longitude -89.679

Picayune Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PICAYUNE
Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 54 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.4 inches
Station BOGALUSA
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 64 inches
Station POPLARVILLE EXP STN
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 54 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Picayune, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Caesar (39466)

Cybur (39466)

Goodyear (39466)

Greenbrier Park (39466)

Industrial (39466)

Richardson (39466)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Poplarville 2,874 $60,921
Waveland 6,463 $39,577

Picayune Public Libraries

Library
Pearl River County Library System
900 GOODYEAR BLVD.
Picayune, Mississippi
(601) 798-5081
Library Web Site

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Picayune Hospitals

HIGHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
801 GOODYEAR BLVD
(662) 798-4711
Emergency Service: Yes

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PICAYUNE MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
800 FIFTH AVENUE
601-798-1380
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Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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600 GOODYEAR BLVD.
601-798-7601
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900 EAST THIRD STREET
601-799-0684
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