General Information About: Picayune, Mississippi

Picayune MapLocated just 40 minutes north of New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the quiet streets and friendly southern atmosphere remain. Although Picayune retains the feeling of small town America, it is still a product of the twentieth century. With close proximity to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, Picayune represents many lifestyles from farmers to rocket scientists and engineers who are employed by the nearby Stennis Space Center.

Picayune is ever changing and growing but still allows the safe feeling of quiet streets, neighbors that know each other by first names, and kids playing in front yards and parks around town. We invite you to become a part of our wonderful small town atmosphere.

Largest Employer:
One of the largest employers in the area is the above mentioned John C. Stennis Space Center. It employs approximately 3,600 personnel and is the main testing facility for NASA's large propulsion systems including the Space Shuttle. A tour is available through the entire Center, including the Space Shuttle Main Engine test complex.

Types of Housing Available:
The choice of housing varies from an established neighborhood in the city limits or a quiet setting in the country next to a lake. You may choose the country living you have always dreamed of but didn't know still existed! The rolling land and abundance of hardwood trees would make it wonderful to relax your day away under a big shade tree!

City Government:
Picayune has a Council-Manager form of city government. The mayor and five council members are elected for a four year term. This offers the opportunity for citizen participation.

Weather / Climate:
The climate in Picayune offers a mild climate with a change of seasons which allows you the year around activities ranging from hunting, fishing, swimming or gardening.

Temperature Averages in Fahrenheit:

         Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    High 60  64  71  78  84  90  91  91  87  80  71  64
    Avg. 48  51  59  66  73  79  81  80  76  67  58  51
    Low  36  38  47  54  61  68  70  70  66  53  46  39

Average Precipitation in inches:

    Month:  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
    Amount: 5.1  5.7  6.2  4.7  4.6  4.5  6.1  5.6  5.2  2.7  4.3  5.8

Mileage from Picayune to:

Destination Distance
Gulfport Airport(GPT) 60

Biloxi, MS


Hattiesburg, MS

Houston, TX 377
Jackson, MS 150
Keesler AFB, MS 70
Mobile, AL 129
New Orleans International Airport(MSY) 62
The French Quarter & The Superdome 50


More Information:


CENTURY 21 Eric Enterprises Inc.
1701 Hwy 43 North, Suite #2  /  P.O. Box 1782
Picayune, MS 39466
Toll Free: 1-800-255-8034 • Direct: 601-799-1199
Fax: 601-798-2110

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