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People

Total Population 1,990
Male Share of the Population 45%
Female Share of the Population 55%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 730
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 44.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.8%
Median Earnings25+ $28,583
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,515
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,542

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,984
% Above Poverty Level 88.1%
% Below Poverty Level 11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26.6%
Median Gross Rent $764
Median House Value $89,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.2%
Irish 13.7%

Purvis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles N of Gulfport, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Lamar
Metro Area Hattiesburg
Standard Zip Codes 39475
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.143
Longitude -89.409

Purvis 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 HATTIESBURG 5 SW
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 60 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 62.4 inches
Station POPLARVILLE EXP STN
Distance 21.9 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
Station RICHTON 3 SSE
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 59 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 79 F
Annual Precip 59.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Pine Ridge (39475)

Rock Hill (39475)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hattiesburg 46,629 $36,175
Lumberton 2,148 $23,875
New Augusta 763 $36,094
Petal 10,675 $62,054
Poplarville 2,874 $60,921
Sumrall 1,580 $60,298

Purvis Public Libraries

Library
Lamar County Library System
122 SHELBY SPEIGHTS DRIVE
Purvis, Mississippi
(601) 794-8651
Library Web Site

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Purvis High Schools

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PURVIS HIGH SCHOOL
220 SCHOOL STREET
601-794-6221
Serves 490 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

LAMAR CO VOC TECH CENTER
COLLEGE DRIVE
601-794-8298
A Vocational School

JEFFERSON-TODD EDUCATIONAL CENTER
424 MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE
601-794-8121
A Non-traditional School

JEFFERSON/TODD ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM
424 MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE
601-794-1097
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