Petal Information

Petal Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Petal, MS

General Petal Information

State: Mississippi

County: Forrest County

Close cities: Eastabuchie, MS, Moselle, MS, Ovett, MS, West Hattiesburg, MS, Hattiesburg, MS, Petal, MS

Petal Population (census data)
Total 8,143
Male 3,808 (46.8%)
Female 4,335 (53.2%)

Population Density: 842 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 81.1 (US Avg is 100)

Petal Elevation: 162 feet above sea level

Land Area: 9.67 square miles

Median Household Income: $35,056

Zip Codes: 39465.

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Petal Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (93.0%)
  • Black (4.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Other race (0.5%)
Ancestry Information:
  • United States (21.2%)
  • Irish (12.1%)
  • English (9.2%)
  • German (8.1%)
  • French (2.0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.0%)

Local Petal Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Atlanta Braves
NFL Football: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints
NBA Basketball: Memphis Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks,
NHL Hockey: , Nashville Predators
NCAA Sports: University of Southern Mississippi,

Petal School Information

High Schools
Petal High (1145 Highway 42 E, Petal, MS, 39465 - Petal School District District)
Middle Schools
Petal Middle School (203 Highway 42 East, Petal, MS, 39465 - Petal School District District)
Elementary Schools
Petal Elementary (1179 Highway 42 E, Petal, MS, 39465 - Petal School District District)
Runnelstown Elementary School (9214 Highway 42, Petal, MS, 39465 - Perry County School District District)
Other/Private Schools
W L Smith (400 Hillcrest Loop, Petal, MS, 39465 - Petal School District District)

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