Living in Picayune, MS

Demographics | Cost Of Living | Photos
Updated: 2020-03-10

Picayune SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
6
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
5
Commute
6

Picayune, MS Cost Of Living

88
Picayune's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Picayune, Mississippi Info Snack

Picayune (/pkjun/, pick-uh-YOON) is the largest city in Pearl River County, Mississippi. The population was 10,878 at the 2010 census. Picayune was added to the New Orleans metropolitan area in 2014, however it remains its own town respectively. The city is located approximately 45 miles (72 km) from New Orleans, Hattiesburg and Gulfport-Biloxi. The Stennis Space Center is 10 miles (16 km) away.
Population
11,140
Unemployment
13.5%
Poverty
27.8%
Median Home
$117,000
Median Income
$33,451
Median Rent
$762

Picayune, MS Photos

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Rankings for Picayune in Mississippi

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Map Of Picayune, MS

Population over time in Picayune

Year Population % Change
2017 11,140 5.8%
2016 10,528 -1.9%
2015 10,732 -0.5%
2014 10,784 -0.5%
2013 10,838 -0.6%
2012 10,901 -0.7%
2011 10,982 -0.4%
2010 11,023 -0.6%
2009 11,087 -

Race / Ethnicity in Picayune

White
56.2% (6,264)
African American
36.8% (4,102)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.5% (55)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (25)
Two Or More
2.1% (235)
Hispanic
4.1% (459)
Race Picayune MS USA
White 56.2% 56.8% 61.1%
African American 36.8% 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 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.1% 1.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.1% 3.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Picayune, Mississippi

Less than $10,000
14.0% (156,206)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.2% (102,253)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.3% (181,898)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.1% (134,625)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.6% (129,487)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.6% (206,819)
$75,000 to $99,999
6.7% (75,020)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.1% (101,739)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.0% (10,790)
$200,000 or more
1.4% (15,158)
Income Picayune MS USA
Less than $10,000 14.0% 10.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.2% 6.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.3% 12.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.1% 11.4% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.6% 14.1% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.6% 16.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 6.7% 11.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.1% 10.4% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.0% 3.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.4% 2.7% 7.0%

Gender in Picayune

Female
54.1% (6,031)
Male
45.9% (5,109)
Gender Picayune MS USA
Female 54.1% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 45.9% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Picayune for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
7.0% (779)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (1,336)
High School / GED
25.0% (2,785)
Some College
29.0% (3,230)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (1,114)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (1,336)
Master's Degree
5.0% (557)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Picayune MS USA
< 9th Grade 7.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 11.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 25.0% 30.0% 27.0%
Some College 29.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 14.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Picayune

Overall User Rating
4.5
/5

HomeSnacks User

Low crime A+++ schools nice. Neighbors great neighborhood medium income tennis space center available jobs

Retirement community locally owned businesses home grown products


HomeSnacks User

Growing up here I found out how important family is no matter the good or bad that can happen between them.

What stood out to me in Picayune was the involment the community was to all the kids and teenagers. No matter if you were from there or not you would still be protected by the elders. I miss the good ole days.

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