Pearl, MS
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Pearl is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 26,485 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.

Pearl is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 office and administrative support (12.25%), sales jobs (11.88%), and food service (9.24%).

Also of interest is that Pearl has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Residents of Pearl by-and-large get to work each day by driving: 87.12% use their own cars for their daily commute, making it a very car-oriented city. While Pearl may be a convenient place for driving around town, the negative aspect of this is that places that are suitable for walking or bicycling to and from work or stores may be few and far between. In general, car-oriented communities emphasize roads and convenience of driving, but not have a lot of walking-friendly areas to get from home to work, and tend not to have a lot of public transportation options.

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

The education level of Pearl citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.72% of adults 25 and older in Pearl have a college degree.

The per capita income in Pearl in 2010 was $21,501, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,004 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 European.

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