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Pearlington, MS

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Overview


Pearlington is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,153 people and just one neighborhood, Pearlington is the 163rd largest community in Mississippi. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Pearlington, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Pearlington, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Pearlington’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Pearlington does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $46,104.00.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Pearlington, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 45.58% of Pearlington’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Pearlington is a town of construction workers and builders, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pearlington who work in management occupations (17.26%), maintenance occupations (9.07%), and office and administrative support (8.41%).

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Pearlington has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Pearlington has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Pearlington than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Pearlington may be for you.

Pearlington is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Pearlington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.13 minutes every day commuting to work.

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

Demographics

The citizens of Pearlington are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.30% of adults in Pearlington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Pearlington in 2018 was $29,313, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,252 for a family of four.

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

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America. Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the neighborhood's real estate landscape than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 71.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.

Furthermore, real estate in the neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 95.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.

People

Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 25.0% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 14.8% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Pearlington are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 78.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 9.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 52.1% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 37.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (19.5%), and 14.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.7% of households. Some people also speak Italian (11.7%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Pearlington, MS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (21.8%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (14.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.1%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.0%), along with some English ancestry residents (3.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (75.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (17.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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