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Gulf Hills, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Gulf Hills Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Jackson County at latitude 30.4289 and longitude -88.8121. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The formal official name is the Gulf Hills Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gulf Hills, Mississippi.

The U5 Census Class Code for Gulf Hills indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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


Total Population 7,666
Population in Households 7,665
Population in Familes 6,276
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,001
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 2,969
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 2,088
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,101 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 868 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 425 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $192,764
Average Home Value $228,832


Median Household Income $51,965
Average Household Income $65,522
Per Capita Income $25,413
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.67% 1.2%
Households 1.83% 1.21%
Families 1.54% 1.05%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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, 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 # 51 86th
Population Density1 # 70 81st
Diversity Index2 # 153 58th
Median Household Income # 17 96th
Per Capita Income # 19 95th

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