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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Picayune is a town in Mississippi with a population of 10,528. Picayune is in Pearl River County. Living in Picayune offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Picayune and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Picayune are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$779
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Picayune Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    291.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    56
    40.7
  • Robbery
    84.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,053.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,574.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    188.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Picayune

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,022
National
$55,322

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THE MAIN THING IS GOING TO CHURCH.
I CAN LEAVE MY FRONT AND, BACK DOORS OPEN INCLUDING CURTINS. I USUALLY CLOSE THE BACK DOOR BY 7 PM. AND THE FRONT DOOR BY 10 PM. PLAY WITH MY GRANDCHILDREN IN THE FRONT OR BACKYARD.WE ALSO GO TO THE PARKS.WE LOVE GOING OUT OF THIS CITY AS WELL, LOUISIANA, JACKSON,MS , ALABAMA, FLORDIA, TEXAS AND GEORGIA, TO THE MALLS , FESTIVALS, ZOOS, OTHER MOVIE THEATERS OUT OF STATE TO EAT ECT,. WE ARE MULTICULTURAL WHEN IT COMES TO TASTE IN LIVING AND ASSOCIATING WE DON'T JUST SIT IN ROCKING CHAIRS ON THE FRONT PORCH SIPPING FROZEN LEMONADE OR ICED TEA BUT, IF THAT IS YOUR FORTE , GO FOR IT.
WE TAKE WALKS, JOGS, BICYCLE RIDES, GO TO THE GUN RANGE, FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL ,
BASEBALL GAMES , ARCHERY CONTESTS, MOVIES, SPAS ,SKATING RINKS, WE HAVE
FAMILY COOKOUTS , ECT.

PS. TO THE CITIZENS OF PICAYUNE,MS .... AS ALWAYS KEEP ENJOYING YOUR LIVES
WHILE STILL PUTTING JESUS THE CHRIST FIRST.
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Picayune is a fairly small country town which, I think, is appealing to people. I love the small gathering places like the old movie theater, bowling alley and skate station. There are also several parks and common areas which are great for reading in the sun, football with friends, or just walking the dog. I wish the people were a little kinder and the schools a little nicer but I have made friends here that will stick with me for the rest of my life especially at the local high school's Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Coprs or NJROTC. I hope that my community will grow to become a friendlier, kinder and even more beautiful place while I am away at college and I cannot wait to see the changes when I get back.
I moved to Picayune after Katrina,, which branded me as a storm chaser at the time. Since then I have run a small business. I find the so called "southern hospitality" to be a mile wide and only two inches deep. If you are not a southern born and raised (insert stereo type here), do not expect to be welcomed into this community. This is a poor town to run a business unless you are a local who grew up here and are active at one of the largest southern baptist churches. Furthermore, there are major, MAJOR drug problems here (my business brought me in contact with the victims of the theft, etc. so I am quite aware of it). I consider myself lucky to have only been robbed twice in all the time I lived in Carriere.