|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Petal is 11,505. Petal, Mississippi is the 2,838th largest city in the US.
Petal is located entirely in Forrest County.
The current population of Petal (11,505) is it's peak population.
Petal has grown 16.6% since the 2000. Petal, Mississippi is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 69% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
Petal has a population density of 619.8 people per square mile.
|3152||Bay St. Louis||10,009||-12.3%|
|2832||Signal Hill, California||11,563||23.0%|
|2840||Town and Country, Missouri||11,503||5.7%|
|2841||Guttenberg, New Jersey||11,502||5.9%|
|2844||Leon Valley, Texas||11,463||23.9%|
The total voting age population of Petal, Mississippi, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 7,315. The voting age population is 45.1% male and 54.9% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 14.3% of the residents of Petal are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Petal are 83.6% White, 13.1% Black, 2.0% Two or more races, 0.9% Asian and 0.3% Other. Additionally, 6.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Petal, 12.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 16.8%. On a per-household basis, 10.9% of families are below the poverty line in Petal.
Among those aged 16 and older, 63.2% of Petal residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 91.8% of Petal residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 31.0% have a bachelor's degree and 10.7% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Petal residents aged 5 and older, 4.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.1% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.6% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Petal is 5.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Petal, 17.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Petal is $55,946.
In Petal, 65.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 34.2% of housing units in Petal.
Of all the housing units in Petal, 5.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Petal, 21.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 900 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Petal is $884.
In Petal, 81.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.