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Gautier, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Gautier is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jackson County at latitude 30.4062 and longitude -88.6593. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Gautier, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gautier, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Gautier indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Gautier (see map below) encompass a land area of 30.23 sq. miles and a water area of 1.89 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gautier: West Pascagoula.

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Gautier, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 19,247
Population in Households 19,142
Population in Familes 16,027
Population in Group Qrtrs 105
Population Density1 637
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 7,204
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 5,164
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,341 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,901 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,303 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,137 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $159,307
Average Home Value $191,896


Median Household Income $44,093
Average Household Income $57,106
Per Capita Income $21,534
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.84% 0.49%
Households 1.03% 0.59%
Families 0.82% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.


Gautier, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gautier to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 21 94th
Population Density1 # 127 65th
Diversity Index2 # 35 91st
Median Household Income # 55 85th
Per Capita Income # 61 83rd

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