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Gulfport, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Gulfport is the 2nd largest city in Mississippi with a population of 72,324 as of July 1, 2017. Gulfport ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gulfport is located at latitude 30.4195 and longitude -89.069 in Harrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gulfport (see map below) encompass a land area of 55.6 sq. miles and a water area of 8.4 sq. miles. Harrison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Gulfport (GNIS ID: 2403771) 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 Gulfport is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harrison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gulfport population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Gulfport, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 72,324
Daytime Population: Workers 51,984
Daytime Population: Residents 39,893
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 91,877
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 70,487
Population in Familes 54,965
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,837
Population Density2 1,301
Diversity Index3 61
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,747
Average Household Income $57,150
Per Capita Income $22,958

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 34,330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,131 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,161 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,038 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $132,486
Average Home Value $171,082
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 28,292
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 18,030
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.9% 1.04%
Households 1.01% 1.1%
Families 0.79% 0.97%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.78%

Gulfport, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gulfport to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 2 100th
Population Density # 43 88th
Diversity Index # 21 94th
Median Household Income # 87 76th
Per Capita Income # 67 82nd

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