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Overview

Introduction to Pearl, Mississippi

Pearl, Mississippi is located 3 miles SE of Jackson, Mississippi and 160 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is in Rankin county and part of the Jackson metro area.

Pearl History

During the 1860s, a community was established close to Pearl River. It was initially a rural farming community, and industries were not set up in this region until the mid-1900s. Subsequently, efforts were made to control floods, the Jackson-Evers International Airport was constructed and the area experienced considerable urban expansion. The city of Pearl was incorporated in June of 1973.

Pearl and nearby Attractions

  • Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum
  • Jackson Zoological Park
  • Mississippi Museum of Art
  • Lefleur's Bluff State Park
  • Old State Capitol

Things To Do In Pearl

Local museums and historical sites include Eudora Welty House, Old State Capitol, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the Mississippi Museum of Art. The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum showcases exhibits on the agricultural, aviation and ethnic heritage of the region. Lefleur's Bluff State Park, occupying over 300 acres of land, provides recreational opportunities like fishing, picnicking and camping. The park also has nature trails, tennis courts and a golf course. The Pearl Municipal Golf Course is nearby, and the Patton Plaza Shopping Center is a popular local shopping malls. The community also celebrates Pearl Day on June 29 of every year.

Pearl Transportation

Jackson-Evers International is the nearest major airport.

Pearl Higher Education

The city of Pearl is home to Hinds Community College-Rankin Campus. Jackson State University, Mississippi College and Belhaven College are also nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,468
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+12,108
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married43.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18%
Median Earnings25+$32,541
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,852
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,480

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,608
% Above Poverty Level86.4%
% Below Poverty Level13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$828
Median House Value$118,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.7%
Irish10%
German6.5%
English5.4%
French Except Basque2.6%
Italian2.5%
Scottish1.6%
Arab0.8%
Polish0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Dutch0.6%
African0.5%
Nigerian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Pearl Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rankin County
Standard Zip Codes39208
P.O. Box Zip Codes39288
Phone Area Codes601
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.26
Approximate Longitude-90.09

Pearl Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationJACKSON THOMPSON AP
Distance4.1 miles
Jan Temp35 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.9 inches
StationPELAHATCHIE
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp35 to 58 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 78 F
Annual Precip60.6 inches
StationCRYSTAL SPRINGS EXP STN
Distance25.3 miles
Jan Temp36 to 57 F
Apr Temp53 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip60.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brandon23,421$78,430
Florence4,341$83,516
Flowood8,704$81,329
Jackson170,393$43,033
Richland7,175$53,065
Ridgeland24,312$71,380

Pearl Public Schools

Northside Elementary School
3600 Harle Street
ZIP: 39208
(601) 932-7971
Primary
Total Enrollment 636
Pearl High School
500 Pirate Cove
ZIP: 39208
(601) 932-7931
High
Total Enrollment 1177
Pearl Junior High School
200 Mary Ann Drive
ZIP: 39208
(601) 932-7952
Middle
Total Enrollment 936
Pearl Lower Elementary School
160 Mary Ann Drive
ZIP: 39208
(601) 932-7976
Primary
Total Enrollment 748
Pearl Upper School
180 Mary Ann Drive
ZIP: 39208
(601) 932-7981
Middle
Total Enrollment 604

Pearl Private Schools

College Drive Sda Christian School
120 College St
ZIP: 39208
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Faith Academy
2065 Murray Dr
ZIP: 39208
Elementary
Total Enrollment 68
Ggs Christian Academy
107 Sweet Home Church Rd
ZIP: 39208
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Mt Elam Preparatory School
700 Old Whitfield Rd
ZIP: 39208
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Park Place Christian Academy
201 Park Place Dr
ZIP: 39208
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 428
Truitt Memorial Baptist Kindergarten
3705 Old Brandon Rd
ZIP: 39208
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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