Pearl, MS

Pearl profile

Living in Pearl

Pearl is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 26,510 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Pearl is the 12th largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities, Pearl isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pearl are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pearl is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pearl who work in office and administrative support (14.42%), sales jobs (9.25%), and food service (6.25%).

Also of interest is that Pearl has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Being a small city, Pearl does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Pearl who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.05% of the adults in Pearl have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pearl in 2018 was $24,622, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,488 for a family of four. However, Pearl contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pearl is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pearl home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pearl residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pearl include Irish, English, German, European, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Pearl is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.