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Population (year 2000): 71,127. Estimated population in July 2005: 72,464 (+1.9% change)
Males: 35,244 (49.6%), Females: 35,883 (50.4%)

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Median resident age: 33.6 years
Median household income: $32,779 (year 2000)
Median house value: $80,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Gulfport:

  • White Non-Hispanic (60.9%)
  • Black (33.5%)
  • Hispanic (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • Filipino (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (10.5%), Irish (8.6%), German (7.5%), English (7.5%), French (5.3%), Italian (3.1%).

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Elevation: 25 feet

Land area: 56.9 square miles

Gulfport,

For population 25 years and over in Gulfport

  • High school or higher: 79.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gulfport city

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

2.6% Foreign born (1.0% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +6,444 (+10.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Orleans, LA New (73.8 miles pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (435.6 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Beach, MS Long (6.7 miles MS (7.8 miles Lyman, MS Biloxi, (10.2 miles MS D'Iberville, (12.5 miles Christian, MS Pass (12.9 miles Martin, MS (14.4 miles St. MS (15.9 miles Latimer, MS (16.0 miles Saucier,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 264 buildings, average cost: $79,600
  • 1997: 265 buildings, average cost: $88,000
  • 1998: 301 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 1999: 406 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2000: 346 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 2001: 271 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2002: 307 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2003: 291 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2004: 336 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 2005: 228 buildings, average cost: $117,000

Latitude: 30.40 N, Longitude: 89.08 W

Area code: 228


Industries providing employment: Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (20.9%), Educational,health and social services (19.5%), Retail trade (12.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +13,435 (+18.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 20,051 (63.3%)


 

Crime in Gulfport by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 6 4 10 11 11 6
    per 100,000 8.4 5.6 14.1 15.5 15.5 8.4
Rapes 47 60 37 48 48 47
    per 100,000 66.1 84.4 52.0 67.5 67.5 66.1
Robberies 115 135 147 165 147 166
    per 100,000 161.7 189.8 206.7 232.0 206.7 233.4
Assaults 83 66 52 102 64 60
    per 100,000 116.7 92.8 73.1 143.4 90.0 84.4
Burglaries 1,017 1,151 1,129 1,168 1,181 1,067
    per 100,000 1429.8 1618.2 1587.3 1642.1 1660.4 1500.1
Thefts 3,631 4,074 3,656 3,856 4,091 3,936
    per 100,000 5105.0 5727.8 5140.1 5421.3 5751.7 5533.8
Auto thefts 488 450 405 468 465 319
    per 100,000 686.1 632.7 569.4 658.0 653.8 448.5
465.9 507.9 473.8 525.2 521.1 484.0


Average climate in Gulfport, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Gulfport,

Gulfport-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/30/1967, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.5 miles away from the Gulfport city center killed 4 people and injured 17 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/3/1968, a category 3 tornado 2.2 miles away from the city center injured 5 people.


Birthplace of: Brett Favre - (born 1969), football player, Matt Lawton - 2005 Major League Baseball player (New York Yankees, born: Nov 3, 1971), Rod Davis - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Apr 2, 1981), Stephen Peterman - 2005 NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, born: Jan 11, 1982), Tank Williams - 2005 NFL player (Tennessee Titans, born: Jun 30, 1980), Byron Sanders - College basketball player (North Carolina Tar Heels).


Main business address for: HANCOCK HOLDING CO (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Gulfport:
  • COLUMBIA GARDEN PARK HOSPITAL (1520 BROAD AVE)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AT GULFPORT (4500 13TH ST-P O BOX 1810)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Gulfport:
  • BILOXI REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 2 miles; BILOXI, MS)
  • GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER (about 8 miles; BILOXI, MS)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-BILOXI (about 13 miles; BILOXI, MS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gulfport:
  • GULFPORT-BILOXI INTL (about 1 miles; GULFPORT, MS; ID: GPT)
  • KEESLER AFB (about 12 miles; BILOXI, MS; ID: BIX)
  • STENNIS INTL (about 26 miles; BAY ST LOUIS, MS; ID: HSA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gulfport:
  • VORTEX (about 6 miles; LONG BEACH, MS; ID: 35M)
  • DIAMONDHEAD (about 22 miles; DIAMONDHEAD, MS; ID: 66Y)
  • OCEAN SPRINGS (about 23 miles; OCEAN SPRINGS, MS; ID: 5R2)

Amtrak station:
GULFPORT (1419 27TH AVE.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 170 $460,454 $32,502 0 $0
Police - Other 70 $139,079 $23,842 10 $10,647
Judicial and Legal 41 $160,490 $46,972 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 192 $596,733 $37,295 0 $0
Natural Resources 7 $22,663 $38,850 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 32 $68,056 $25,521 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 63 $126,195 $24,037 25 $17,627
Sewerage 2 $4,602 $27,612 0 $0
Fire - Other 3 $7,118 $28,472 0 $0
Hospitals 1728 $6,261,422 $43,482 609 $1,054,997
Health 3 $7,764 $31,056 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 19 $35,215 $22,241 0 $0
Other Government Administration 24 $77,637 $38,818 0 $0
Streets and Highways 21 $47,789 $27,308 0 $0
Financial Administration 22 $77,212 $42,115 0 $0
Totals for Government 2397 $8,092,429 $40,512 644 $1,083,271


Colleges/Universities in Gulfport:
  • CHRIS BEAUTY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 139; Location: 1265 PASS RD; Private, for-profit)
  • COMMERCIAL DRIVER INSTITUTE INC (Location: PO BOX 2664; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gulfport:
  • MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; PERKINSTON, MS; Full-time enrollment: 6,329)
  • PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; POPLARVILLE, MS; FT enrollment: 2,433)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (about 56 miles; HATTIESBURG, MS; FT enrollment: 12,541)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA (about 66 miles; MOBILE, AL; FT enrollment: 9,082)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AT NEW ORLEANS (about 71 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 3,217)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS (about 74 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 12,442)
  • BISHOP STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 74 miles; MOBILE, AL; FT enrollment: 2,758)
Public high schools in Gulfport:
  • GULFPORT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,747; Location: 100 PERRY STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HARRISON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,650; Location: 15600 SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • HARRISON CO VOC COMPLEX (Location: 15600 SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • HARRISON COUNTY ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 11072 HIGHWAY 49; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • GULFPORT VOCATIONAL ANNEX (Location: 100 PERRY STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Gulfport:
  • ST JOHN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 391; Location: 620 PASS ROAD; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • BIBLE BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 254; Location: 12200 DEDEAUX ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Gulfport:
  • NORTH GULFPORT SEVENTH AND EIGHTH (Students: 1,097; Location: 4715 ILLINOIS AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • THREE RIVERS ELEMENTARY (Students: 884; Location: 13500 THREE RIVERS ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • BAYOU VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 786; Location: 212 43RD STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BEL AIRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 738; Location: 10531 KLEIN ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • GULFPORT CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 726; Location: 1310 42ND AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HARRISON CENTRAL 9TH GRADE (Students: 713; Location: 10453 KLEIN ROAD; Grades: 09 - 09)
  • HARRISON CENTRAL ELEMENTARY (Students: 711; Location: 15451 DEDEAUX ROAD; Grades: KG - 03)
  • ANNISTON AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 606; Location: 2314 JONES STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ORANGE GROVE ELEMENTARY (Students: 587; Location: 11391 OLD HIGHWAY 49; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • LIZANA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 550; Location: 15341 LIZANA SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Gulfport:
  • ST JOHN INTERPAROCHIAL ELEM SC (Students: 268; Location: 2415 17TH STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 603 WEST AVENUE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • WESTMINSTER ACADEMY (Students: 200; Location: 5003 LAWSON AVENUE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 92; Location: 24TH AVE AT HWY 90; Grades: PK - 5)
Library in Gulfport:
  • HARRISON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,889,116; Location: 1300 21ST AVENUE; 270,545 books; 7,758 audio materials; 7,934 video materials; 561 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Gulfport: Bayou View Golf Course (A), Bernard Bayou Industrial Park (B), Broadwater Golf Course (C), Harrison County Courthouse (D), Gulfport City Hall (E), Gulfport-Harrison County Library (F), Armed Forces Retirement Home - Gulfport (G), West Side Community Center (H).

Shopping Centers: Great Southern Shopping Center (1), Gulf Mart Shopping Center (2), Hardy Court Shopping Center (3), Hewes Square Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Gulfport include: Saint Johns Catholic Church (A), Saint James Baptist Church (B), Broadmoor Baptist Church (C), Burton Memorial Methodist Church (D), Church of God (E), Church of God in Christ (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Christian Church (H).

Cemeteries: Floral Hills Cemetery (1), Evergreen Cemetery (2), Handsboro Cemetery (3).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bernard, Bayou (A), Turkey Creek (B), Brickyard Bayou (C), Flat Branch (D), Fritz Creek (E).

Parks in Gulfport include: Harbor Square Park (1), Herbert Wilson Recreation Center (2), Gaston Hewes Recreation Center (3), Cowan Road Field (4), Gulfport Recreation Center (5).


Gulfport compared to Mississippi state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Gulfport:
  • WROA (1390 AM; 5 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: DOWDY/DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQFX (1130 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: WALKING BY FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WGCM (1240 AM; 1 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: JMD, INC)
  • WTNI (1640 AM; 10 kW; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXBD (1490 AM; 1 kW; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBSL (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: HANCOCK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WIGG (1420 AM; 5 kW; WIGGINS, MS; Owner: TRALYN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gulfport:
  • WGCM-FM (102.3 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WJZD (94.5 FM; LONG BEACH, MS; Owner: WJZD, INC.)
  • WXYK (107.1 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WUJM (96.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKNN-FM (99.1 FM; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJY (93.7 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • WCPR-FM (97.9 FM; WIGGINS, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBUV (104.9 FM; MOSS POINT, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQYZ (92.5 FM; OCEAN SPRINGS, MS; Owner: GOLDEN GULF COAST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOSM (103.1 FM; OCEAN SPRINGS, MS; Owner: CHARLES H. COOPER)
  • WXRG (105.9 FM; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • W201BK (88.1 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Gulfport:
  • WXXV-TV (Channel 25; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • W35BM (Channel 35; BILOXI, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W26BR (Channel 26; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

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