Petal is a small town in Mississippi with just under 10,000 residents. At an average age of just under 37, the town's population is middle-of-the-pack compared to other cities in the state, which has an average age of 37. Most residents own their homes in Petal, and 35% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs could be playing a role, as the average rent of $875/month is substantially higher than the state average of $788.
Eleven percent of Petal residents older than 25 have a Bachelor's degree, while 5% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Petal: retail, healthcare, and education. Combined, these industries account for 19% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the town. Petal workers bring in an average annual income of around $60K, a little more than the Mississippi average. Petal, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Petal residents have an average commute of about 24 minutes. Many residents (39%) drive to work, while public transportation is not used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
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