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Petal

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    Overall Niche Grade
    1. Public Schools
      grade A+
    2. Crime & Safety
      grade B
    3. Housing
      grade A minus
    4. Nightlife
      grade B minus
    5. Good for Families
      grade A
    6. Diversity
      grade A minus
    7. Jobs
      grade B
    8. Weather
      grade B+
    9. Cost of Living
      grade B+
    10. Health & Fitness
      grade C+
    11. Outdoor Activities
      grade B
    12. Commute
      grade B minus

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    Petal is a with a population of 10,624. Petal is in Forrest County and is one of the best places to live in Mississippi. Living in Petal offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Petal there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Petal and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Petal are highly rated.

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    Real Estate

    Median Home Value
    $136,900
    National
    $229,800
    Median Rent
    $839
    National
    $1,096
    Area Feel
    Rural
    Rent vs. Own
    • Rent
      32%
    • Own
      68%
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    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    grade B
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Assault
      28.2
      national  282.7
    • Murder
      0
      national  6.1
    • Rape
      0
      national  40.7
    • Robbery
      28.2
      national  135.5
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Burglary
      150.2
      national  500.1
    • Theft
      197.1
      national  2,042.8
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      37.6
      national  284

    Residents

    Diversity
    grade A minus
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Age
    • <10 years
      13%
    • 10-17 years
      13%
    • 18-24 years
      10%
    • 25-34 years
      12%
    • 35-44 years
      11%
    • 45-54 years
      16%
    • 55-64 years
      10%
    • 65+ years
      14%
    Education Levels
    • Master's degree or higher
      14%
      national  13%
    • Bachelor's degree
      20%
      national  20%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      31%
      national  29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      26%
      national  27%
    • Less than high school diploma
      9%
      national  11%

    Working in Petal

    Jobs
    grade B
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $57,565
    National
    $64,994

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