Pearl River County, Mississippi

Pearl River County: County in Mississippi, United States


Pearl River County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,834 and a population density of 26 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 55,876 inhabitants. Its county seat is Poplarville. The county was created 133 years ago in 1889.

Quick Facts about Pearl River County

Population : 55,876 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Mississippi (United States)
Area : 2121 km2
Water as percent of area : 1%
Land as percent of area : 99%
Named for : Pearl River
Altitude : 161 feet / 49 meters
Capital : Poplarville
Establishment : January 01, 1890
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 21:57:28 (4th June 2023)
Density : 26 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.08% (2010-2020)
Pearl River County locator map
Location of Pearl River County on Mississippi map.
PearlRiverCountyCourthouse image
PearlRiverCountyCourthouse image


Pearl River County is located at 30°46'7"N 89°35'23"W (30.7685800, -89.5897800). It has 7 neighbors: Saint Tammany Parish, Washington Parish, Forrest County, Hancock County, Lamar County, Marion County and Stone County.

Pearl River County map

The largest city of Pearl River County is Picayune with a population of 10,886. Other cities include and Poplarville population 2,780. See all Pearl River County cities & populated places.

Pearl River County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Pearl River County.

City Name Population Title
Picayune 10,886 City in Pearl River County, Mississippi, United States
Poplarville 2,780 City in Pearl River County, Mississippi, United States

Pearl River County has 7 neighbours.

  • Poplarville


The population of Pearl River County increased by 0.08% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 55,834 - census
2011 55,441 -0.71% estimation process
2012 54,999 -0.8% estimation process
2013 54,833 -0.3% estimation process
2014 55,121 0.52% estimation process
2015 54,944 -0.32% estimation process
2016 55,037 0.17% estimation process
2017 55,255 0.39% estimation process
2018 55,323 0.12% estimation process
2019 55,535 0.38% estimation process
2020 55,876 0.61% estimation process

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