Petal employment information

IndexPetalMississippiNational
Income per capita$21,551$20,956$28,555
Median household income$50,955$39,464$53,482
Median income owner occupied$60,598$49,112$68,142
Median income renter occupied$29,922$23,702$33,219
Median earnings male$35,179$31,341$36,116
Median earnings female$22,454$21,815$25,692
Unemployment rate5.2%6.3%5.8%
Poverty level15.5%22.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Petal is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Petal is 5% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Petal is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Petal is equal to the national average.

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Petal median earnings by income bracket

Petal employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.1%0.4%
Manufacturing sector13.0%0.2%
Financial & insurance services3.0%6.5%
Wholesale & retail services15.0%16.1%
Public administration3.3%3.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.6%1.1%
Education, health & social services16.8%44.8%
Other27.6%24.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Arnold Line, MS2,533$51,6054%
West Hattiesburg, MS6,853$44,26317%
Purvis, MS1,990$39,68826%
Rawls Springs, MS1,084$39,66226%
Glendale, MS1,428$34,06336%
Petal, MS10,675$50,9555%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Farmersville, CA10,675$32,45539%
Waynesboro, PA10,673$40,03725%
Burr Ridge, IL10,678$113,576112%
Bedford Heights, OH10,680$36,57332%
Smyrna, DE10,681$52,2432%
Petal, MS10,675$50,9555%
Source: The Petal, MS employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.