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Biloxi, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Biloxi is the 4th largest city in Mississippi with a population of 49,617 as of July 1, 2017. Biloxi 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 Biloxi is located at latitude 30.4324 and longitude -88.9478 in Harrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Biloxi (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.22 sq. miles and a water area of 8.5 sq. miles. Harrison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Biloxi (GNIS ID: 2403867) 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 Biloxi is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harrison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Biloxi population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Biloxi, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 49,617
Daytime Population: Workers 41,653
Daytime Population: Residents 24,000
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 65,653
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 46,691
Population in Familes 35,369
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,926
Population Density2 1,298
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $46,016
Average Household Income $62,531
Per Capita Income $25,783


Total Housing Units 24,562 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,027 (36.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,525 (42.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,011 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $172,073
Average Home Value $207,240


Total Households 19,551
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 11,860
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.65% 1.49%
Households 1.86% 1.64%
Families 1.66% 1.44%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

Biloxi, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Biloxi to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 4 99th
Population Density # 44 88th
Diversity Index # 22 94th
Median Household Income # 63 83rd
Per Capita Income # 33 91st

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