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The 2000 Census showed that Pearl River County had a population of 48,621 people. This represented 1.71% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pearl River had a population of 57,860 people. This is an increase of 19% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201055,834+14.84%-3.5% since 2009
200957,860+19%+0.16% since 2008
200857,770+18.82%+1.15% since 2007
200757,113+17.47%+1.88% since 2006
200656,057+15.29%+8.29% since 2005
200551,764+6.46%+0.99% since 2004
200451,258+5.42%+1.55% since 2003
200350,475+3.81%+0.85% since 2002
200250,052+2.94%+1.42% since 2001
200149,353+1.51%+1.51% since 2000
200048,621The Last Census

Pearl River County had 20,610 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pearl River County has a total area<3> of 818 square miles [2,121 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (7.6 square miles [19.69 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pearl River County had a population density of 59.9 people per square mile [23.14 people/km²], making it the state's 25th most densely populated county (out of 82 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Pearl River County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Pearl River and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Pearl River County QuickFact (QF-28109).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Pearl River County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Saint Tammany (LA)QF-22103   SW231,495191,26821.03%
Washington (LA)QF-22117   W45,66943,9263.97%
ForrestQF-28035   NE81,07872,60411.67%
HancockQF-28045   S40,96242,967-4.67%
LamarQF-28073   N49,98039,07027.92%
MarionQF-28091   N25,73225,5950.54%
StoneQF-28131   E16,61913,62222%

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Census QuickFact for Pearl River County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Pearl River. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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