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Petal has the 2478th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Petal is part of the Hattiesburg metro area. Unemployment in the Hattiesburg area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Hattiesburg has the 281st largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Petal is below average at $36,390, and the median cost of a home in Petal is $129,400, which is below the national average. 29% of workers in Petal hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 88% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Petal. 79% of Petal workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Petal spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.