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Population (year 2000): 17,225. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,783 (+3.2% change)
Males: 8,300 (48.2%), Females: 8,925 (51.8%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $45,885 (year 2000)
Median house value: $98,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Ocean Springs:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.2%)
  • Black (7.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Vietnamese (1.2%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (14.9%), English (14.4%), Irish (12.0%), United States (9.6%), French (8.8%), Italian (5.0%).Springs, Mississippi

Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 11.6 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Ocean Springs

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ocean Springs city

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

4.7% Foreign born (2.4% Asia, 1.4% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,051 (+13.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MS Biloxi, (9.0 miles pop. 50,644).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Orleans, LA New (91.8 miles pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (454.7 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Hills, MS (2.6 miles Gulf Park Estates, MS (3.4 miles Gulf Martin, MS (5.5 miles St. MS (6.7 miles Latimer, MS D'Iberville, (7.1 miles MS Biloxi, (9.0 miles MS (10.7 miles Gautier, Hills, MS (11.2 miles Hickory


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 78 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1997: 79 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1998: 88 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1999: 130 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2000: 121 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2001: 129 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2002: 139 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2003: 152 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2004: 163 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2005: 75 buildings, average cost: $196,900

Latitude: 30.41 N, Longitude: 88.80 W

Area code: 228


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.8%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (20.5%), Retail trade (10.4%), Manufacturing (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,377 (-8.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,503 (29.1%)


 

Crime in Ocean Springs by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 5.8 0.0 5.8
Rapes 6 5 10 7
    per 100,000 34.8 29.0 58.1 40.6
Robberies 10 20 8 3
    per 100,000 58.1 116.1 46.4 17.4
Assaults 7 11 8 12
    per 100,000 40.6 63.9 46.4 69.7
Burglaries 120 147 146 134
    per 100,000 696.7 853.4 847.6 777.9
Thefts 541 595 562 537
    per 100,000 3140.8 3454.3 3262.7 3117.6
Auto thefts 25 42 49 58
    per 100,000 145.1 243.8 284.5 336.7
225.5 282.4 259.0 247.3

Average climate in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ocean Springs-area historical tornado activity is below Mississippi state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1980, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Ocean Springs city center injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/16/1980, a category 3 tornado 12.8 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Ocean Springs:
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-BILOXI (about 7 miles; BILOXI, MS)
  • GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; BILOXI, MS)
  • BILOXI REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 19 miles; BILOXI, MS)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ocean Springs:
  • KEESLER AFB (about 9 miles; BILOXI, MS; ID: BIX)
  • GULFPORT-BILOXI INTL (about 19 miles; GULFPORT, MS; ID: GPT)
  • TRENT LOTT INTERNATIONAL (about 20 miles; PASCAGOULA, MS; ID: PQL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ocean Springs:
  • OCEAN SPRINGS (about 4 miles; OCEAN SPRINGS, MS; ID: 5R2)
  • VORTEX (about 25 miles; LONG BEACH, MS; ID: 35M)
  • SKYWEST AIRPARK (about 36 miles; MOBILE, AL; ID: S26)

Amtrak stations near Ocean Springs:
  • 7 miles: BILOXI (860 ESTERS BLVD.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: PASCAGOULA (505 RAILROAD AVE.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ocean Springs:
  • MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; PERKINSTON, MS; Full-time enrollment: 6,329)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA (about 48 miles; MOBILE, AL; FT enrollment: 9,082)
  • BISHOP STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; MOBILE, AL; FT enrollment: 2,758)
  • PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 60 miles; POPLARVILLE, MS; FT enrollment: 2,433)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (about 63 miles; HATTIESBURG, MS; FT enrollment: 12,541)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA-BALDWIN (about 64 miles; FAIRHOPE, AL; FT enrollment: 5,582)
  • JAMES H FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 79 miles; BAY MINETTE, AL; FT enrollment: 2,050)
Public high schools in Ocean Springs:
  • OCEAN SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,635; Location: 2320 GOVERNMENT STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ST MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,357; Location: 10800 YELLOWJACKET BLVD.; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • KEYS VOC CENTER (Location: 2401 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Ocean Springs:
  • GRACE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 3707 HIGHWAY 90 EAST; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ocean Springs:
  • OCEAN SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,388; Location: 3600 HANSHAW ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MAGNOLIA PARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 691; Location: 3500 GOVERNMENT STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
  • PECAN PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 598; Location: 504 HANLEY ROAD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • ST MARTIN EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 572; Location: 7508 ROSE FARM ROAD; Grades: KG - 03)
  • OAK PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 560; Location: 2230 GOVERNMENT ST.; Grades: KG - 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Ocean Springs:
  • ST ALPHONSUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 382; Location: 504 JACKSON AVENUE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CHILDRENS HOUSE MONTESSORI SCH (Students: 19; Location: 309 WASHINGTON AVE; Grades: PK - KG)

Notable locations in Ocean Springs: Ocean Springs City Hall (A), Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (B), Ocean Springs Public Library (C).

Churches in Ocean Springs include: Saint Johns Episcopal Church (A), Saint James Methodist Church (B), Saint Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church (C), Magnolia Avenue Church of Christ (D), Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church (E), Christian Science Society of Ocean Springs Church (F), Macedonia Baptist Church (G), Ocean Springs Presbyterian Church (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stark Bayou (A), Heron Bayou (B), Weeks Bayou (C), Halstead Bayou (D).

Parks in Ocean Springs include: Le Moyne Park (1), Gay Lemon Park (2), Little Childrens Park (3), Inner Harbor Park (4), Vermont Street Park (5), Clay Boyd Park (6), Freedom Field (7), Parker Field (8), Fort Maurepas State park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Ocean Springs compared to Mississippi 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Ocean Springs:
  • WTNI (1640 AM; 10 kW; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZZJ (1580 AM; 5 kW; PASCAGOULA-MOSS POIN, MS; Owner: JUDAH BROADASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WROA (1390 AM; 5 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: DOWDY/DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WNTM (710 AM; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WBHY (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WXBD (1490 AM; 1 kW; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDLT (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGCM (1240 AM; 1 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: JMD, INC)
  • WBSL (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: HANCOCK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Ocean Springs:
  • WXRG (105.9 FM; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WQYZ (92.5 FM; OCEAN SPRINGS, MS; Owner: GOLDEN GULF COAST BROADCASTING, 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)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • W215BE (90.9 FM; D'IBERVILLE/BILOXI, MS; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WUJM (96.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • W201BK (88.1 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC)
  • WXYK (107.1 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGCM-FM (102.3 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WCPR-FM (97.9 FM; WIGGINS, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJZD (94.5 FM; LONG BEACH, MS; Owner: WJZD, INC.)
  • W205AP (88.9 FM; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W221AM (92.1 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: JOHN S. LA TOUR/J & J B/C)
TV broadcast stations around Ocean Springs:
  • WXXV-TV (Channel 25; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W26BR (Channel 26; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WRBM-LP (Channel 60; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: UPPER GULF COAST, L.L.C.)
  • W51CU (Channel 51; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WKFK-LP (Channel 7; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: FRANCES S. SMITH DBA NCN CABLE ADVERTISING)
  • W35BM (Channel 35; BILOXI, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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