Introduction to Moss Point, Mississippi

Moss Point, Mississippi is located 21 miles E of Biloxi, Mississippi (center to center) and is 97 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is in Jackson county. The city is part of the Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula metro area. The population of Moss Point is 15,851.

Moss Point History

The historic city of Moss Point is located in the Pascagoula metro area. The city’s early settlers brought about significant development which eventually led to the foundation of the Mississippi Power Company. A corporation till the year 1925, the company now provides huge employment in the city. One of the first universities to be established in the city was the University of Mississippi which was founded in 1848.

Moss Point and nearby Attractions

  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art
  • Fort Morgan Historic Site
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Shepard State Park
  • De Sotto National Forest

Things To Do In Moss Point

The historic City of Moss Point has numerous tourist attractions which include the De Sotto National Forest and Shepard State Park. The tourists can also venture in to the past of the city by visiting the Fort Morgan Historic Site and Walter Anderson Museum of Art. One can also join in the local festivals that are celebrated by the natives.

Moss Point Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Jackson International Airport.

Moss Point Higher Education

To pursue higher education, the city offers several opportunities at Bishop State Community College, United States Sports Academy, University of Mobile, and University of South Alabama.


Total Population 13,690
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,049
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 34.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.9%
Median Earnings25+ $30,276
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,292
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,098


Median Family Income $44,649
% Above Poverty Level 79.4%
% Below Poverty Level 20.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 35.6%
Median Gross Rent $818
Median House Value $87,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 65%
US/American 0%
English 3%
Irish 4.8%

Moss Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles E of Biloxi, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Jackson
Metro Area Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula
Standard Zip Codes 39562, 39563, 39581
Phone Area Codes 228
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.411
Longitude -88.534

Moss Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.1 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 25.3 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
Station BILOXI
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 58 F
Apr Temp 59 to 74 F
Jul Temp 75 to 89 F
Oct Temp 61 to 77 F
Annual Precip 64.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

East Moss Point (39563)

Eastside (39563)

Kreole (39563)

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
Gautier 18,581 $50,128
Ocean Springs 17,446 $77,381
Pascagoula 22,239 $49,489
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Student/teacher ratio: 19

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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