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Overview

Introduction to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi is 14 miles W of Gulfport, Mississippi and 50 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is in Hancock County. The city is part of the Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula metro area.

Bay St. Louis History

Bay St. Louis was founded in the late 1600s. It was named after King Louis IX of France. The first railroad arrived in the city in 1870. The area soon became a popular summer destination for residents of New Orleans. The city is the county seat of Hancock County. Bay St. Louis experienced massive damage in August 2005 by Hurricane Katrina.

Bay St. Louis and nearby Attractions

  • Stennis Space Center
  • Buccaneer State Park
  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
  • Fort Pike State Historic Site
  • Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home

Things To Do In Bay St. Louis

Bay St. Louis is home to a number of churches such as the Bay Saint Louis Church of Christ, Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church, Saint Rose de Lima Catholic Church and the Main Street United Methodist Church. Bridges Golf is an ideal destination for golfers. Apart from these, the city of Bay St. Louis also hosts the Crab Festival every year.

Bay St. Louis Transportation

Stennis International Airport is nearby.

Bay St. Louis Higher Education

Residents of Bay St. Louis can attend Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Southern University at New Orleans and Pearl River Community College.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bay St Louis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles W of Gulfport, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Hancock
Metro Area Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula
Standard Zip Codes 39520, 39525
P.O. Box Zip Codes 39521
Company Zip Codes 39522, 39529
Phone Area Codes 228
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.308
Longitude -89.33

Bay St Louis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WAVELAND
Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 59 F
Apr Temp 56 to 75 F
Jul Temp 73 to 90 F
Oct Temp 57 to 78 F
Annual Precip 65.5 inches
Station GULFPORT NAVAL CENTER
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 61 F
Apr Temp 59 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 60 to 79 F
Annual Precip 65.2 inches
Station PICAYUNE
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 54 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bay St Louis, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bayside Park (39520)

Mississippi Test Facility (39520)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gulfport 70,642 $42,613
Long Beach 15,369 $60,655
Pass Christian 5,130 $55,321
Waveland 6,449 $40,044

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bay St Louis Public Libraries

Library
Hancock County Library
312 HWY. 90
Bay St Louis, Mississippi
(228) 467-5282
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Bay St Louis Hospitals

HANCOCK MEDICAL CENTER CAH
(Proprietary)
149 DRINKWATER BLVD
(228) 467-8744
Emergency Service: Yes

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BAY HIGH SCHOOL
750 BLUE MEADOW ROAD
228-467-5297
Serves 667 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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