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A+ Pearl Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Pearl Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than Mississippi
8614% less expensive than the US average
8218% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pearl cost of living
C Pearl Crime Total crime is 4% higher than Mississippi
Total crime
3,12914% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3214% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Pearl crime
D- Pearl Employment Household income is 8% higher than Mississippi
Median household income
$43,76621% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,50128% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%17% higher than the US average
Pearl employment
F Pearl Housing Home value is 9% higher than Mississippi
Median home value
$115,00038% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$79217% lower than the US average
Home ownership
61%4% lower than the US average
Pearl real estate or Pearl rentals
F Pearl Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Mississippi
High school grad. rates
81%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
37%26% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:18% higher than the US average
Pearl K-12 schools or Pearl colleges

Living in Pearl, MS

Pearl is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. The city has a population of 26,344 people. According to the most recent Census, 75% of Pearl residents are White, 21% Black and 1% Asian. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Pearl. With average one way commute time of only 20 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Pearl is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before relocating to any new city in Mississippi, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Pearl and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, weather, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Mississippi and national averages.

Pearl has a livability score of 68/100 and is ranked #109 in Mississippi and #12,720 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we see that Pearl ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B+) and weather (B). Regrettably for Pearl, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: education (F), employment (D-) and housing (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Pearl has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Pearl. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Pearl are affordable. Median real estate prices in Pearl come in at $115,000, which is 8.8% higher than the Mississippi average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Pearl, the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 0% lower than the Mississippi average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Pearl area were -1.6% and 5 year appreciation rates were 1.5%.

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Compare Pearl, MS Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Pearl, MS

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rolling Wood Beautiful, Jackson886.41,100
Bellevue Oaks, Jackson865.8164
Lake Trace, Jackson867.91,458
Heatherwood, Jackson866.81,409
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Northpointe Estate, Jackson858.4603
Presto Heights, Jackson847.6258
Imberlain Park, Jackson847.3174
Colonial Homeowners, Jackson847.21,220

Best Cities Near Pearl, MS

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Madison, MS7913.825,473
Brandon, MS778.323,186
Flowood, MS772.58,532
Learned, MS7724.987
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Clinton, MS7613.525,411
Lena, MS7538.3194
Florence, MS758.24,313
Cleary, MS758.91,100

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Pearl, Mississippi: The Hidden Gem of Mississippi

As a former resident of Pearl, Mississippi, I can attest that living in Pearl, Mississippi is an exciting experience. Pearl is a city that provides lively entertainment and tons of shopping opportunities. There are also bountiful places for you to rest and enjoy some quieter activities.

The best areas in Pearl, Mississippi to visit if you are looking for some true excitement and something to try your luck at, is to visit one of the casinos that you can find within easy driving distance of the city. If shopping is more of what you are looking for, then visit the Outlets of Mississippi or Bass Pro Shop. If you are looking for that unique gift, then it will be found in Pearl.

There are plenty of choices of places to stay at, as well in Pearl. A large number of hotels are sure to offer you an accommodation for your budget when making the trip there. Take the time today to explore what you can do on a budget in Pearl, Mississippi.
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