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Gulf Hills, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Gulf Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 7,741 as of July 1, 2016. Gulf Hills ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gulf Hills is located at latitude 30.4289 and longitude -88.8121 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Gulf Hills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.49 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Gulf Hills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402555) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Gulf Hills Census Designated Place is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

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

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Gulf Hills, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,741
Population in Households 7,740
Population in Familes 6,308
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,011
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 2,989
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 2,090
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,507 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,082 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 907 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 518 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $155,329
Average Home Value $203,340


Median Household Income $52,485
Average Household Income $72,486
Per Capita Income $28,051
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.29% 1.06%
Households 1.35% 1.09%
Families 1.06% 0.94%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.

Gulf Hills, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gulf Hills 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 # 51 86th
Population Density1 # 69 81st
Diversity Index2 # 132 63rd
Median Household Income # 31 92nd
Per Capita Income # 16 96th

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