Pearl River, Mississippi

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Pearl River, Mississippi
Location of Pearl River, Mississippi
Location of Pearl River, Mississippi
Pearl River, Mississippi is located in the United States
Pearl River, Mississippi
Pearl River, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°47′7″N 89°14′9″W / 32.78528°N 89.23583°W / 32.78528; -89.23583Coordinates: 32°47′7″N 89°14′9″W / 32.78528°N 89.23583°W / 32.78528; -89.23583
CountryUnited States
 • Total30.8 sq mi (79.7 km2)
 • Land30.7 sq mi (79.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
525 ft (160 m)
 • Total3,156
 • Density102.7/sq mi (39.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code28-55930
GNIS feature ID0675540

Pearl River is a census-designated place (CDP) in Neshoba County, Mississippi. It is one of the eight communities of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Reservation and the population is 80% Choctaw. The population was 3,156 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 30.8 square miles (80 km2), of which 30.7 square miles (80 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.13%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,156 people, 803 households, and 655 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 102.7 people per square mile (39.7/km2). There were 838 housing units at an average density of 27.3/sq mi (10.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 16.25% White, 1.43% African American, 80.35% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 803 households, out of which 50.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 28.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 13.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.58 and the average family size was 3.87.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 39.3% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,352, and the median income for a family was $26,348. Males had a median income of $22,295 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,544. About 26.9% of families and 28.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.3% of those under age 18 and 21.6% of those age 65 or over.


Pearl River is served by the Neshoba County School District.

Native American students are eligible to attend schools in the Choctaw Tribal School System, a non-public district operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.