Petal, MS Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 3,232 housing units in Petal. This represents a 1.6% growth from 3,180 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 2,926 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 306 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Petal is about 69%. Petal's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 7.2%. Average household size is 2.54 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Petal were built after 1968.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type0.30%
One Bedroom10%
Two Bedrooms23.90%
Three Bedrooms56.90%
Four Bedrooms8.20%
Five Bedrooms or more0.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.61
Median year structure was built1966
Median Value of occupied units$61,900
Median Price asked for vacant units$47,500

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.36
Median year structure was built1973
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$313

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage7%
Home Equity Loan3.70%
Simple Mortgage48.10%
Debt Free41.20%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs17.3%