Pearl, MS
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Pearl is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 26,462 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Pearl is the 12th largest community in Mississippi.

Pearl real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Pearl house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pearl is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pearl is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pearl who work in sales jobs (13.66%), office and administrative support (11.36%), and food service (8.70%).

Being a small city, Pearl does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Pearl who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.06% of the adults in Pearl have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pearl in 2010 was $21,058, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,232 for a family of four. However, Pearl contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pearl is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pearl home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pearl residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pearl include English, German, French , and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Pearl is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.