Introduction to Gautier, Mississippi

Gautier, Mississippi, in Jackson county, is 16 miles E of Biloxi, Mississippi and 92 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is in the Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula area. There are 11,681 residents in Gautier.

Gautier History

Gautier was founded by Fernando Upton Gautier in 1867. He established a sawmill business in the area, which led to the rapid development of Gautier. Gautier’s home is now used for public and private events.

Gautier and nearby Attractions

  • Jackson Square Shopping Center
  • Shepard State Park
  • Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Things To Do In Gautier

Shepard State Park and Bacot Park come with recreational facilities that attract tourists and residents alike. The Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge is another popular local recreational spot. The Walter Anderson Museum of Art is also a favorite among tourists. Each Ocvtober, the Mullet Festival is held in the city.

Gautier Transportation

Trent Lott International is the nearest major airport.

Gautier Higher Education

There are several colleges and universities that offer facilities for higher education. These include Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, the University of South Alabama, Bishop State Community College and the University of South Alabama-Baldwin.


Total Population 18,581
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 7,548
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 46.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.2%
Median Earnings25+ $30,833
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,893
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,109


Median Family Income $50,128
% Above Poverty Level 79.6%
% Below Poverty Level 20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 24.3%
Median Gross Rent $850
Median House Value $112,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 5.8%

Gautier Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles E of Biloxi, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Jackson
Metro Area Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula
Standard Zip Codes 39553
Phone Area Codes 228
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.385
Longitude -88.611

Gautier Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 60 F
Apr Temp 55 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 67 inches
Distance 29.8 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 61 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 66.2 inches
Distance 31.1 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Iowana (39553)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Biloxi 44,527 $48,591
Moss Point 13,690 $44,649
Ocean Springs 17,446 $77,381
Pascagoula 22,239 $49,489
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Serves 823 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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