Petal demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)6406291
Median age36.636.737.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)59%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1849%42%43%
Speak English95%96%79%
Speak Spanish4%2%13%
Petal, MS has a population of 10,736 and is the 3,743rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 640 per sq mi which is 939% higher than the Mississippi average and 607% higher than the national average. The median age in Petal is 37 which is approximately equal to the Mississippi average of 37. In Petal, 59% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 95% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 69% of Petal residents were born in Mississippi, 27% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Petal is 939% higher than Mississippi.
  • The median age in Petal is equal to Mississippi.
  • In Petal 81.52% of the population is White.
  • In Petal 12.93% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Petal 0.49% of the population is Asian.

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Petal population breakdown by race

Black or African American12.93%37.51%12.63%
American Indian0.75%0.44%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.02%0.18%
Mixed race2.14%1.18%3.06%
Other race2.16%0.88%4.75%
In Petal, 6.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Petal, MS demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).