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Picayune, Mississippi

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The location of Picayune

Welcome to Picayune ...

The city of Picayune is located in Pearl River County.

The location of Picayune has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Picayune has a population of 11,008 people<2> (see below for details).

Picayune is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Picayune: (601) and (769)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Picayune had a population of 10,878 people (or 19.48% of the total population of Pearl River County). This makes Picayune the county's most populous community.

The population of Picayune represents 0.37% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 39th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,878 people, the population of Picayune increased 3.26% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,535 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Picayune had an population of 11,008 people. This is an increase of 1.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.49% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Picayune ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Slidell   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the South (S) of Picayune

Located in Saint Tammany Parish (LA)

Pearl River   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Picayune

Located in Saint Tammany Parish (LA)

Sun   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Picayune

Located in Saint Tammany Parish (LA)

Hickory   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Picayune

Located in Saint Tammany Parish (LA)

Talisheek   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Picayune

Located in Saint Tammany Parish (LA)

Gainesville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Picayune

Located in Hancock County

Bush   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Picayune

Located in Saint Tammany Parish (LA)

Northwood Village   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Picayune

Located in Saint Tammany Parish (LA)

Browns Village   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Picayune

Located in Saint Tammany Parish (LA)

Lake Village   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Picayune

Located in Saint Tammany Parish (LA)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Picayune.

Communities Also Named Picayune ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Picayune - it's located in Arkansas.

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

Websites for Picayune ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Picayune. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Picayune. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Picayune. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Picayune:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Picayune ...

Looking for more information about Picayune? 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 Picayune, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Picayune.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Pearl River County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Picayune:

The official website for Pearl River County:

The official website for State of Mississippi:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Picayune.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Picayune - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Picayune) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Picayune. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5279, Longitude: -89.6777     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Picayune have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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