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Pascagoula, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Pascagoula had a population of 22,595 as of July 1, 2016. Pascagoula 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 Pascagoula is located at latitude 30.3601 and longitude -88.5563 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pascagoula (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.38 sq. miles and a water area of 9.13 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Pascagoula (GNIS ID: 2404485) 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 Pascagoula is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

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


Total Population 22,595
Population in Households 21,754
Population in Familes 17,440
Population in Group Qrtrs 841
Population Density1 1,469
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 8,558
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 5,573
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,713 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,844 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,011 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $116,975
Average Home Value $158,604


Median Household Income $39,483
Average Household Income $54,195
Per Capita Income $21,176
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.27%
Households 0.14% 0.31%
Families -0.11% 0.14%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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.

Pascagoula, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pascagoula 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 # 19 95th
Population Density1 # 34 91st
Diversity Index2 # 11 97th
Median Household Income # 101 72nd
Per Capita Income # 89 76th

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