Petal is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 10,632 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Petal is the 41st largest community in Mississippi.
Petal is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Petal is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Petal who work in office and administrative support (17.26%), healthcare (12.65%), and management occupations (10.63%).
Because of many things, Petal is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Petal a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Petal has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Petal’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
As is often the case in a small city, Petal doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Petal is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.02% of adults in Petal have a college degree.
The per capita income in Petal in 2018 was $25,097, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,388 for a family of four. However, Petal contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Petal is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Petal home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Petal residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Petal include Irish, German, English, Scottish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Petal is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.