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Welcome to Petal ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Petal has a population of 10,632 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Petal.
Petal is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Petal lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Petal: (601) and (769)<4>
The ZIP code for Petal: 39465<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Petal had an population of 10,632 people. This is an increase of 1.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 40.28% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Petal had a population of 10,454 people (or 13.95% of the total population of Forrest County). This makes Petal the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Petal represents 0.35% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 10,454 people, the population of Petal increased 37.93% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,579 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Petal.
Communities near Petal ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Petal.
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 Petal. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Petal.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Petal. 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 Petal.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Petal. See our Newspapers Page for Petal.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Petal ...
Looking for more information about Petal? 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 Petal, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Petal.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Petal. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Forrest County: www.co.forrest.ms.us/
The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/
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This page was last modified: 04 Mar 2021