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 1,301 people and just one neighborhood, Pearlington is the 151st largest community in Mississippi. Much of the housing stock in Pearlington was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Pearlington economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents.
Occupations and Workforce
Pearlington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pearlington is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pearlington who work in sales jobs (13.70%), office and administrative support (11.90%) and healthcare suport services (10.24%).
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.
In Pearlington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.93 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Pearlington doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.