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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
    B+
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Pearl is a suburb of Jackson with a population of 26,508. Pearl is in Rankin County and is one of the best places to live in Mississippi. Living in Pearl offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Pearl and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Pearl are highly rated.
About Pearl...
Population
26,508

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$886
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Pearl Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Pearl

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,406
National
$55,322
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Pearl Reviews

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Pearl is a Family Oriented Community, where several people in the surrounding cities are interested in moving. The schools in Pearl are 6A with a great reputation for sports and academics. The neighbors believe in cleaning up their homes which includes their yards as well as picking up after your pets. Pearl is great not only for living but for shopping at our newly Outlet Mall and for eating in the various places. Not too mention all the family fun skating, movies, jumping palace and Braves stadium.
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I love how Pearl is safe, and there's hardly any crime here. For the past years that I've lived here Pearl has been great, and I haven't had anyone that I didn't know come up to me or threatened me while I have been living here. Pearl is one of the number one safest places to stay in MS. However, I dislike how the Pearl Policemen are always out and looking for people to give tickets too. This to me just shows how desperate the policemen are in Pearl are about giving tickets. I'm not saying they shouldn't be out at all, but all I'm saying is they shouldn't be out all the time. This is also the number one reason why people hate to visit Pearl. In the end no one wants to pay a high priced ticket.
Pearl has the best movie theater in the surrounding areas. The movie theater is located down the street from a list of great restaurants, Sam’s, and a nice outlet mall. I feel safe living in Pearl. I live down the street from the places just mentioned. It is such a great convenience as I am also right near I-20.