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Moss Point, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Moss Point had a population of 13,417 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Moss Point is located at latitude 30.4259 and longitude -88.5327 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moss Point (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.16 sq. miles and a water area of 2.42 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Moss Point (GNIS ID: 2404313) 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 Moss Point is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Moss Point 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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Moss Point, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,417
Population in Households 13,311
Population in Familes 10,964
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density1 555
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 5,268
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 3,566
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,288 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,711 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,558 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,020 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $92,681
Average Home Value $131,845


Median Household Income $35,569
Average Household Income $46,511
Per Capita Income $18,489
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% -0.06%
Households -0.18% 0.05%
Families -0.42% -0.13%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
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.

Moss Point, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moss Point 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 # 31 92nd
Population Density1 # 156 57th
Diversity Index2 # 210 42nd
Median Household Income # 150 59th
Per Capita Income # 179 51st

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