Living in Petal, MS

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Petal SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
7
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
9.5
Amenities
7
Education
8
Commute
8

Petal, MS Crime Report

59
Total Crimes
553.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-78.44%
Below National Average

Petal, MS Cost Of Living

87
Petal's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

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
5.3%
Poverty
9.6%
Median Home
$142,000
Median Income
$58,539
Median Rent
$864

Petal, MS Photos

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Rankings for Petal in Mississippi

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3

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4

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Map Of Petal, MS

Population over time in Petal

Year Population % Change
2017 10,669 0.0%
2016 10,669 -0.6%
2015 10,736 0.1%
2014 10,723 0.4%
2013 10,675 0.4%
2012 10,628 1.1%
2011 10,515 1.0%
2010 10,408 1.0%
2009 10,301 -
Crime/100k Petal MS USA
Violent Crime 0.0 234.4 368.9
Murder 0.0 5.7 5.0
Robbery 0.0 53.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 0.0 157.2 246.8
Property Crime 553.7 2403.0 2199.5
Burglary 234.6 697.8 376.0
Larceny 262.8 1561.2 1594.6
Car Theft 56.3 144.0 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Petal

White
78.6% (8,387)
African American
12.9% (1,376)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.5% (56)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (7)
Two Or More
1.7% (185)
Hispanic
6.2% (658)
Race Petal MS USA
White 78.6% 56.8% 61.1%
African American 12.9% 37.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 0.5% 0.9% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.7% 1.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 6.2% 3.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Petal, Mississippi

Less than $10,000
5.5% (58,475)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.7% (28,675)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.4% (78,717)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.2% (119,762)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.4% (175,145)
$50,000 to $74,999
23.7% (252,738)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.1% (97,272)
$100,000 to $149,999
19.7% (209,725)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.4% (36,266)
$200,000 or more
0.9% (10,120)
Income Petal MS USA
Less than $10,000 5.5% 10.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.7% 6.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.4% 12.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.2% 11.4% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.4% 14.1% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 23.7% 16.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.1% 11.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 19.7% 10.4% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.4% 3.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.9% 2.7% 7.0%

Gender in Petal

Female
50.1% (5,345)
Male
49.9% (5,323)
Gender Petal MS USA
Female 50.1% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 49.9% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Petal for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (213)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (640)
High School / GED
27.0% (2,880)
Some College
26.0% (2,773)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (1,173)
Bachelor's Degree
18.0% (1,920)
Master's Degree
7.0% (746)
Professional Degree
2.0% (213)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (106)
Education Petal MS USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 11.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 30.0% 27.0%
Some College 26.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 18.0% 14.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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