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Ocean Springs, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Ocean Springs had a population of 18,240 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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

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

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


Total Population 18,240
Daytime Population: Workers 11,544
Daytime Population: Residents 9,822
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,366
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 18,094
Population in Familes 14,624
Population in Group Qrtrs 146
Population Density2 1,583
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $61,572
Average Household Income $81,448
Per Capita Income $33,061


Total Housing Units 8,258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,073 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,274 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 911 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $183,114
Average Home Value $229,927


Total Households 7,347
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 4,871
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 0.62% 0.64%
Households 0.7% 0.7%
Families 0.45% 0.56%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

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, 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 # 23 94th
Population Density # 26 93rd
Diversity Index # 248 31st
Median Household Income # 14 96th
Per Capita Income # 6 99th

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