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Population (year 2000): 15,851. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,125 (-4.6% change)
Males: 7,560 (47.7%), Females: 8,291 (52.3%)

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Median resident age: 36.7 years
Median household income: $32,075 (year 2000)
Median house value: $58,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Moss Point:

  • Black (70.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (27.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (5.5%), Irish (2.9%), English (2.5%), German (2.1%), Subsaharan African (1.4%), French (1.3%).

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Elevation: 22 feet

Land area: 25.0 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Moss Point

  • High school or higher: 72.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Moss Point city

  • Never married: 29.6%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,806 (-10.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MS Biloxi, (27.7 miles pop. 50,644).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Orleans, LA New (109.7 miles pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (473.3 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: MS (3.5 miles Pascagoula, MS (5.4 miles Helena, MS (5.7 miles Escatawpa, MS (8.4 miles Gautier, Hills, MS (8.5 miles Hickory Big Point, MS (12.5 miles) , Bay, AL (13.3 miles Grand MS Vancleave, (13.8 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 10 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $78,900
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $76,600
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $72,700
  • 2001: 32 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 2003: 28 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $120,100

Latitude: 30.41 N, Longitude: 88.53 W

Area code: 228


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (31.7%), Educational,health and social services (20.0%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.7%), Retail trade (10.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -995 (-6.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,234 (20.9%)


 

Crime in Moss Point by Year

Type 2001 2003 2004
Murders 3 2 4
    per 100,000 18.9 12.6 25.2
Rapes 20 14 13
    per 100,000 126.2 88.3 82.0
Robberies 56 61 27
    per 100,000 353.3 384.8 170.3
Assaults 229 66 31
    per 100,000 1444.7 416.4 195.6
Burglaries 690 601 361
    per 100,000 4353.0 3791.6 2277.5
Thefts 686 495 467
    per 100,000 4327.8 3122.8 2946.2
Auto thefts 145 101 81
    per 100,000 914.8 637.2 511.0
1015.3 688.0 466.4


Average climate in Moss Point, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Moss Point-area historical tornado activity is below Mississippi state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1980, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.1 miles away from the Moss Point city center injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/18/1950, a category 3 tornado 28.6 miles away from the city center injured 15 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Cavin Payton - College basketball player (SE Louisiana Lions), Kenny Hooks - College basketball player (Oregon State Beavers).


Hospitals/medical centers near Moss Point:
  • SINGING RIVER HOSPITAL SYSTEM (about 4 miles; PASCAGOULA, MS)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-BILOXI (about 26 miles; BILOXI, MS)
  • MOBILE INFIRMARY (about 30 miles; MOBILE, AL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Moss Point:
  • TRENT LOTT INTERNATIONAL (about 3 miles; PASCAGOULA, MS; ID: PQL)
  • KEESLER AFB (about 28 miles; BILOXI, MS; ID: BIX)
  • MOBILE REGIONAL (about 28 miles; MOBILE, AL; ID: MOB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Moss Point:
  • OCEAN SPRINGS (about 16 miles; OCEAN SPRINGS, MS; ID: 5R2)
  • ST ELMO (about 19 miles; ST ELMO, AL; ID: 2R5)
  • SKYWEST AIRPARK (about 22 miles; MOBILE, AL; ID: S26)

Amtrak station near Moss Point:
  • 4 miles: PASCAGOULA (505 RAILROAD AVE.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.


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
Sewerage 2 $7,392 $44,352 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 25 $45,362 $21,773 3 $3,401
Police - Other 7 $12,565 $21,540 5 $2,175
Firefighters 38 $105,074 $33,181 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 9 $19,479 $25,972 0 $0
Gas Supply 7 $17,012 $29,163 0 $0
Financial Administration 5 $9,863 $23,671 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $6,059 $36,354 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 3 $6,294 $25,176 0 $0
Water Supply 18 $36,792 $24,528 0 $0
Other Government Administration 5 $7,175 $17,220 8 $5,514
Solid Waste Management 0 $0   1 $842
Streets and Highways 4 $5,009 $15,027 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 6 $9,425 $18,850 0 $0
Totals for Government 131 $287,500 $26,335 17 $11,932


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Moss Point:
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA (about 32 miles; MOBILE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 9,082)
  • BISHOP STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; MOBILE, AL; FT enrollment: 2,758)
  • MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; PERKINSTON, MS; FT enrollment: 6,329)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA-BALDWIN (about 45 miles; FAIRHOPE, AL; FT enrollment: 5,582)
  • JAMES H FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; BAY MINETTE, AL; FT enrollment: 2,050)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (about 75 miles; HATTIESBURG, MS; FT enrollment: 12,541)
  • PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 77 miles; POPLARVILLE, MS; FT enrollment: 2,433)
Public high schools in Moss Point:
  • MOSS POINT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,223; Location: 4913 WEEMS STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • EAST CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 755; Location: 21700 SLIDER RD.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MOSS POINT VOC CENTER (Location: 4924 CHURCH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Moss Point:
  • EAST CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 673; Location: 5404 HURLEY-WADE RD.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ESCATAWPA SCHOOL (Students: 623; Location: 4924 CHURCH STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • EAST CENTRAL UPPER ELEMENTARY (Students: 622; Location: 5400 HURLEY-WADE RD.; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • KREOLE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 411; Location: 6312 MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MAGNOLIA JR HI SCHOOL (Students: 353; Location: 4630 MAGNOLIA STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • EAST PARK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 328; Location: 4025 MCCALL STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ED MAYO JR HI SCHOOL (Students: 301; Location: 6601 ORANGE GROVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 3524 PRENTISS STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CHARLOTTE HYATT SCHOOL (Students: 252; Location: 4524 WELCH STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ORANGE LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 213; Location: 9717 OLD STAGE ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)

Notable locations in Moss Point: Moss Point Boat Launch (A), Moss Point City Hall (B), Moss Point City Library (C), Magnolia Community Center (D).

Shopping Centers: Oak Center Shopping Center (1), Belview Shopping Center (2), Southgate Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Moss Point include: Saint Josephs Catholic Church (A), Calling All Christians Church (B), Christ Temple Baptist Church (C), Church of Christ (D), Church of God in Christ (E), Church of the Living God (F), Pineview Church (G), Pentecostal Church of God (H).

Cemeteries: Saint Paul Cemetery (1), First Baptist Cemetery (2), Griffin Cemetery (3), Evergreen Memorial Gardens (4), Zion Cemetery (5).

Lakes: Bounds Lake (A), O'Leary Lake (B), Robertson Lake (C), Catch-em-all, Lake (D), Beardslee Lake (E), McInnis Lake (F).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Black Creek (A), Dutch Bayou (B), Escatawpa River (C), Brickyard Bayou (D).

Parks in Moss Point include: Jackson County Ski Area (1), Moss Point Recreation Center (2), Frederick Street Park (3), Sue Ellen Street Park (4), Rames Khayat Memorial Park (5), Bellview Park (6).


Moss Point compared to Mississippi state average:
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Moss Point:
  • WZZJ (1580 AM; 5 kW; PASCAGOULA-MOSS POIN, MS; Owner: JUDAH BROADASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTNI (1640 AM; 10 kW; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNTM (710 AM; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBHY (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WDLT (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WLPR (960 AM; 5 kW; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WKSJ (1270 AM; 5 kW; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLVV (1410 AM; 5 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WLVV, INC.)
  • WRBE (1440 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LUCEDALE, MS; Owner: JDL CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Moss Point:
  • W205AP (88.9 FM; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WBUV (104.9 FM; MOSS POINT, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOSM (103.1 FM; OCEAN SPRINGS, MS; Owner: CHARLES H. COOPER)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKH (96.1 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMXC (99.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABB-FM (97.5 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WABB-FM, INC.)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WXRG (105.9 FM; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Moss Point:
  • WKFK-LP (Channel 7; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: FRANCES S. SMITH DBA NCN CABLE ADVERTISING)
  • W51CU (Channel 51; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WKRG-TV (Channel 5; MOBILE, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRBM-LP (Channel 60; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: UPPER GULF COAST, L.L.C.)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WXXV-TV (Channel 25; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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