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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,528
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+3,787
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married44.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.1%
Median Earnings25+$28,703
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,714
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,375

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,509
% Above Poverty Level73.9%
% Below Poverty Level26.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.7%
Median Gross Rent$779
Median House Value$118,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.1%
French Except Basque8.4%
German8%
Italian7.5%
Irish6.9%
English5.2%
Scottish1.9%
Polish1%
Welsh0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Swedish0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Greek0.2%
African0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Russian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Arab0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Picayune Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pearl River County
Standard Zip Codes39466
Phone Area Codes6,01,769
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.52
Approximate Longitude-89.67

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)

StationPICAYUNE
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp38 to 61 F
Apr Temp54 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.4 inches
StationBOGALUSA
Distance21 miles
Jan Temp38 to 60 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip64 inches
StationPOPLARVILLE EXP STN
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp38 to 60 F
Apr Temp54 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Poplarville2,942$61,000
Waveland6,382$55,538

Picayune Public Libraries

Pearl River County Library System
900 GOODYEAR BOULEVARD
Picayune, Mississippi
(601) 798-5081

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Picayune Hospitals

Highland Community Hospital
(Government - Local)
801 Goodyear Boulevard
(601) 798-4711

Picayune Public Schools

Center For Alternative Education
900 East Third Street
ZIP: 39466
(601) 799-0684
High
Early Head Start Nicholson
1865 Hwy 11 South
ZIP: 39466
(601) 798-7808
Primary
Total Enrollment 65
Early Head Start Rosa Street
1620 Rosa Street
ZIP: 39466
(601) 799-4702
Primary
Total Enrollment 145
Nicholson Elementary School
1887 Hwy 11 South
ZIP: 39466
(601) 798-6309
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Picayune Junior High School
702 Goodyear Blvd.
ZIP: 39466
(601) 798-5449
Middle
Total Enrollment 548
Picayune Memorial High School
800 Fifth Avenue
ZIP: 39466
(601) 798-1380
High
Total Enrollment 993
Pmhs Career & Technology Center
600 Goodyear Blvd.
ZIP: 39466
(601) 798-7601
High
Roseland Park Elementary School
1610 Gilcrease Street
ZIP: 39466
(601) 798-6824
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
South Side Elementary School
1500 Rosa Street
ZIP: 39466
(601) 798-1105
Primary
Total Enrollment 290
South Side Lower Elementary School
400 South Beech Street
ZIP: 39466
(601) 799-0683
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
West Hancock Elementary School
23350 Highway 43
ZIP: 39466
(228) 586-6054
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
West Side Elementary School
111 Kirkwood Street
ZIP: 39466
(601) 798-3625
Primary
Total Enrollment 425

Picayune Private Schools

Annie's Kindergarten And Day Care
716 Davis St
ZIP: 39466
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Roseland Park Baptist Church Academy
2132 Highway 11 N
ZIP: 39466
Elementary
Total Enrollment 103
Union Baptist Academy
1628 W Union Rd
ZIP: 39466
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 100
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