Petal SnackAbility

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

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Petal, Mississippi Info Snack

Petal is a city in Forrest County, Mississippi, along the Leaf River. It is part of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 10,454 in the 2010 census.
Population
10,669
Unemployment
6.6%
Poverty
10.2%
Median Home
$137,600
Median Income
$56,467
Median Rent
$843

Rankings for Petal in Mississippi

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Map Of Petal, MS

Population over time in Petal

Year Population % Change
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 -

Crime in Petal Per 100k

Crime Petal MS USA
Violent Crime 27.9 285.7 382.9
Murder 0.0 8.2 5.3
Robbery 18.6 69.4 98.0
Aggravated Assault 9.3 171.5 248.9
Property Crime 837.8 2733.9 2362.0
Burglary 344.4 828.1 430.4
Larceny 381.6 1750.6 1694.0
Car Theft 111.7 155.2 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Petal

White
77.4% (8,259)
African American
13.4% (1,434)
American Indian
0.7% (76)
Asian
1.0% (108)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (9)
Two Or More
1.6% (168)
Hispanic
5.8% (615)
Race Petal MS USA
White 77.4% 57.0% 61.5%
African American 13.4% 37.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.7% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 1.0% 1.0% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.6% 1.1% 2.3%
Hispanic 5.8% 3.0% 17.6%

Household Income For Petal, Mississippi

Less than $10,000
6.6% (70,415)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.1% (33,073)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.3% (77,883)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.8% (136,563)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.4% (142,964)
$50,000 to $74,999
25.7% (274,193)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.3% (109,890)
$100,000 to $149,999
17.1% (182,439)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.8% (29,873)
$200,000 or more
0.8% (8,535)
Income Petal MS USA
Less than $10,000 6.6% 10.7% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.1% 7.3% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.3% 13.2% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.8% 11.5% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.4% 14.1% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 25.7% 17.1% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.3% 10.8% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.1% 9.7% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.8% 3.0% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 0.8% 2.4% 6.3%

Gender in Petal

Female
50.8% (5,424)
Male
49.2% (5,244)
Gender Petal MS USA
Female 50.8% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 49.2% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Petal for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.5% (370)
9-12th Grade
5.7% (606)
High School / GED
28.6% (3,052)
Some College
25.2% (2,691)
Associate's Degree
9.3% (989)
Bachelor's Degree
17.9% (1,912)
Master's Degree
7.1% (760)
Professional Degree
1.5% (155)
Doctorate Degree
1.2% (128)
Education Petal MS USA
< 9th Grade 3.5% 5.6% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 5.7% 11.0% 7.2%
High School / GED 28.6% 30.4% 27.3%
Some College 25.2% 22.6% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 9.3% 9.1% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 17.9% 13.3% 19.1%
Master's Degree 7.1% 5.7% 8.4%
Professional Degree 1.5% 1.3% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.2% 1.0% 1.4%

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