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Encyclopedia > Pearlington, Mississippi

Pearlington is a census-designated place located in Hancock County, Mississippi. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 1,684. A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Hancock County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

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Geography

Pearlington is located at 30°14'60" North, 89°36'18" West (30.249994, -89.604939)GR1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 24.8 km² (9.6 mi²). 23.6 km² (9.1 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.91% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 1,684 people, 648 households, and 460 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 71.4/km² (184.9/mi²). There are 830 housing units at an average density of 35.2/km² (91.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 77.55% White, 20.43% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 648 households out of which 31.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% are married couples living together, 11.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% are non-families. 23.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.08. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the CDP the population is spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 103.4 males.


The median income for a household in the CDP is $31,224, and the median income for a family is $36,711. Males have a median income of $32,450 versus $25,948 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $14,040. 17.6% of the population and 18.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.0% of those under the age of 18 and 22.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Hurricane Katrina

On August 29, 2005 at 10 am CDT (1500 UTC), Hurricane Katrina made a third landfall on Pearlington. The eye of the hurricane made direct contact with Pearlington, halfway between Biloxi, and New Orleans. This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005; for other storms with this name, see Hurricane Katrina (disambiguation). ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting six hours from Coordinated Universal Time UTC. In the United States, the time zone includes the entire area of the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas except for El... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, the basis for civil time, differs by an integral number of seconds from atomic time and a fractional number of seconds from UT1. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005; for other storms with this name, see Hurricane Katrina (disambiguation). ... Biloxi and Mississippi coast Biloxi is a city located in Harrison County, Mississippi. ... New Orleans (local pronunciations: , , or ) (French: La Nouvelle-Orléans, pronounced in standard French accent) is a major U.S. port city and historically the largest city in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ...


According to Vicki Smith, Associated Press writer, Pearlington was seemingly forgotten during Katrina recovery. Ten days after the hurricane more or less annihilated the tiny hamlet on the Louisiana state line, Jeff McVay and five other members of a state emergency response team from Walton County, Florida, arrived at the request of Hancock County. Associated Press logo This article concerns the news service. ... Walton County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...


The town had nothing but a place to get water, ice and military-issued meals. There was no Red Cross or shelter. The homes were heaps of debris, and trees and nail-studded boards littered the roads. The people - perhaps 600 of the 1,700 residents - were living in tents and under tarps.


Residents say that Pearlington is old and generally overlooked. It is a fairly segregated and isolated town. It has no mayor. The only form of goverment is the towns local fire department, West Hancock Fire Rescue, and its head, Chief Kim Jones. A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ...


McVay asked City Team of San Jose, California, to set up a shelter, and it opened Friday night, Day 17 after Katrina. Nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ...


See also

Hurricane Katrina This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005; for other storms with this name, see Hurricane Katrina (disambiguation). ...


External links

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Article on how Pearlington, Mississppi was affected by Hurricane Katrina


http://westhancockfirerescue.org


  Results from FactBites:
 
Pearlington, Mississippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (788 words)
Pearlington is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hancock County, Mississippi, United States, on US Highway 90, along the Pearl River, at the Louisiana stateline.
Pearlington, Mississippi located on US Hwy 90 along the Pearl River at the Louisiana stateline
According to Vicki Smith, Associated Press writer, Pearlington was seemingly forgotten during Katrina recovery.
The Pearlington Project Katrina Foundation, Inc. (614 words)
Pearlington, Mississippi is a small, rural, unincorporated community.
The urgent mission of The Pearlington Project Katrina Foundation is to start, finish, and furnish 4 homes utilizing a “blitz build” approach prior to the FEMA camper occupancy deadline of February 28, 2007.
The Pearlington Project Katrina Foundation is the evolution of the work of Angela Cole, a healthcare professional and business owner, who has brought attention and resources to the people of this small, rural community for the past year.
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