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Moss Point, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Moss Point had a population of 13,380 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 13,380
Daytime Population: Workers 6,935
Daytime Population: Residents 8,508
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,443
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 13,280
Population in Familes 10,921
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density2 554
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $36,495
Average Household Income $48,738
Per Capita Income $19,275


Total Housing Units 6,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,628 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,605 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,030 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $94,817
Average Home Value $132,044


Total Households 5,233
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 3,544
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 -0.33% -0.05%
Households -0.25% 0.0%
Families -0.45% -0.15%
Median Household Income   -0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.41%

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, 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 # 31 92nd
Population Density # 153 58th
Diversity Index # 212 42nd
Median Household Income # 156 57th
Per Capita Income # 179 51st

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