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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.


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Median household income
Local
$26,958
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Picayune demographic reports
Picayune is near the Pearl River and the Louisiana border
Former and merged names include:
· Pickayune
The tung tree, grown for oil used in furniture finishing, was once a major contributor to the local economy. Hurricane Camille destroyed most of the tung orchards in 1969
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 50. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Picayune Spring Street Fair - March 31-April 1, 2007
  • Picayune Fall Street Fair - Nov. 3-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Picayune web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

15% of Picayune residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Picayune, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $309.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $668.


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Libraries in Picayune include Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Picayune include Picayune Item

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Pearl River County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Picayune political report.

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Traffic

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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Hotels in Picayune include Comfort Inn, Days Inn.

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