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Moss Point, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Moss Point had a population of 13,154 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Moss Point is located at latitude 30.4116 and longitude -88.5345 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moss Point 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.


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Moss Point, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 13,154 (100%)
Population in Households 13,041 (99.1%)
Population in Families 10,695 (81.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 113 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 545
Diversity Index2 45
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,106
Average Household Income $50,616
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $19,916
Wealth Index5 49
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 6,222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,523 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,644 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,054 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $101,016
Average Home Value $153,156
Housing Affordability Index3 212
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,168
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 3,463
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.4% -0.19%
Households -0.3% -0.11%
Families -0.54% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.21%

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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, 2020 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 # 30 92nd
Population Density # 152 58th
Median Household Income # 174 52nd
Housing Affordability Index # 143 40th
Per Capita Income # 182 50th
Diversity Index # 200 45th

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