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Welcome to Pearl ...

The city of Pearl is located in Rankin County<1>.

The location of Pearl has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pearl has a population of 26,510 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Pearl.

Pearl is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Pearl lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Pearl: (601) and (769)<5>

Websites for Pearl ...

Official Website:   www.cityofpearl.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.rankinchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pearl had an population of 26,510 people. This is an increase of 5.65% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pearl had a population of 25,092 people (or 17.72% of the total population of Rankin County). This makes Pearl the county's most populous community.

The population of Pearl represents 0.85% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,092 people, the population of Pearl increased 14.26% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 21,961 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pearl.

Communities Also Named Pearl ...

While we believe that this Pearl is located in Rankin County, we know of another 2 Mississippi communities named Pearl. Those communities are located in the following counties: Hinds and Simpson County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 29 communities that are also named Pearl - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado (2), Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pearl.

Communities near Pearl ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pearl.

  • Madison [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
    • Madison [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Pearl
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<7>
  • Clinton [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
    • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Pearl
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<7>
  • Ridgeland [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
    • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Pearl
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,104 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<7>
  • Byram [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byram
    • Byram [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Pearl
    • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byram
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Florence [Rankin County]
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      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Pearl
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<7>
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Pearl
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<7>
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Pearl
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelahatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<7>
    • Terry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Hinds County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Pearl
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<7>
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Pearl
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braxton
    • Brandon [Rankin County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pearl. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pearl.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pearl. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pearl.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pearl. See our Newspapers Page for Pearl.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pearl ...

Looking for more information about Pearl? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Pearl, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pearl.

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About Rankin County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pearl: www.cityofpearl.com/

The official website for Rankin County: www.rankincounty.org/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Rankin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pearl.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pearl - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pearl) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pearl. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pearl

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pearl. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2741, Longitude: -90.0946       In this case, the coordinates for Pearl have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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