Ocean Springs, MS Profile: Facts & Data


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Ocean Springs, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Ocean Springs had a population of 18,302 as of July 1, 2018. Ocean Springs ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ocean Springs is located at latitude 30.4027 and longitude -88.7887 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ocean Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.52 sq. miles and a water area of 3.66 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Ocean Springs (GNIS ID: 2404416) 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 Ocean Springs is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ocean Springs: Old Biloxi, Vieux Biloxi.

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Ocean Springs, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 18,302
Population in Households 18,155
Population in Familes 14,668
Population in Group Qrtrs 147
Population Density2 1,588
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $64,743
Average Household Income $87,541
Per Capita Income $35,471


Total Housing Units 8,299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,005 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,357 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 937 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $187,751
Average Home Value $234,967


Total Households 7,362
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 4,869
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.59% 0.59%
Households 0.64% 0.63%
Families 0.39% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

Ocean Springs, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocean Springs to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 22 94th
Population Density # 27 93rd
Diversity Index # 246 32nd
Median Household Income # 10 98th
Per Capita Income # 6 99th

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