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Picayune is a city in Pearl River County.
In an unusual reversal, the town was named for a newspaper, the New Orleans Picayune
The latitude of Picayune is 30.525N. The longitude is -89.679W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 72 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,641.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Picayune demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pearl River County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 39426 ZIP code.
9% of Picayune residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Picayune ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Picayune was $15,798, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Picayune residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Picayune, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $309. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $668.
Libraries in Picayune include Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Picayune include Picayune Item
Pearl River County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Picayune political report.
The average commute time for Picayune workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Picayune between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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