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-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Petal MS General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||10,815||2,991,207|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||10,454||2,967,299|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||3.5%||0.8%|
|Population, 2010 ||10,454||2,967,297|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||6.8%||7.1%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||26.9%||25.5%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||13.8%||12.8%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||52.6%||51.4% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||86.1%||59.1%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||9.9%||37.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.2%||0.5%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.7%||0.9%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.0%||0.0%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||1.7%||1.1%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||3.5%||2.7%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||84.3%||58.0% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||83.7%||85.8%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||4.7%||2.2%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||6.7%||3.9%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||87.6%||81.5%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||29.9%||20.1%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||811||200,748|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||24.2||23.9|
|Housing units, 2010 ||4,261||1,274,719|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||72.6%||69.4%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||12.2%||13.9%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$128,600||$99,900|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||3,861||1,088,073|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.74||2.65|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$22,286||$20,618|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$50,870||$39,031|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||13.7%||22.7%|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||679||225,977|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||18.0%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.3%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||1.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.0%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.8%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||13.7%||26.9% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||0||59,869,456|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||D||23,003,585|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||158,936||33,751,407|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$14,880||$11,552|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||10,143||7,045,097|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||16.87||46,923.27|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||619.8||63.2|
|FIPS Code ||56800||28|
|Counties ||Forrest County|
|(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.|
|(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.|
|FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data|
|NA: Not available|
|D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information|
|X: Not applicable|
|S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards|
|Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown|
|F: Fewer than 100 firms|
|Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS|
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