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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Bay Saint Louis had a population of 10,768 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bay Saint Louis is located at latitude 30.3212 and longitude -89.3544 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bay Saint Louis (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.69 sq. miles and a water area of 11.93 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Bay Saint Louis (GNIS ID: 2403826) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bay Saint Louis is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bay Saint Louis population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bay Saint Louis: Chicapoula, Shieldsboro.

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Bay Saint Louis, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,768
Population in Households 10,436
Population in Familes 7,843
Population in Group Qrtrs 332
Population Density1 733
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 4,571
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,705
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,881 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,691 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,695 (27.1%)
Median Home Value $164,421
Average Home Value $200,009


Median Household Income $40,753
Average Household Income $55,327
Per Capita Income $24,298
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.44% 1.92%
Households 2.63% 2.03%
Families 2.37% 1.87%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bay Saint Louis, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bay Saint Louis to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 40 89th
Population Density1 # 106 71st
Diversity Index2 # 236 35th
Median Household Income # 87 76th
Per Capita Income # 40 89th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.