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.

Bay St Louis Almanac

CountyHancock County
Standard Zip Codes39525, 39520
P.O. Box Zip Codes39521
Company Zip Codes39522, 39529
Phone Area Codes228
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.32
Approximate Longitude-89.51

Bay St Louis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance3.2 miles
Jan Temp40 to 59 F
Apr Temp56 to 75 F
Jul Temp73 to 90 F
Oct Temp57 to 78 F
Annual Precip65.5 inches
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp43 to 61 F
Apr Temp59 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 79 F
Annual Precip65.2 inches
Distance26.3 miles
Jan Temp38 to 61 F
Apr Temp54 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Long Beach15,529$64,591
Pass Christian5,669$48,194

Bay St Louis Public Schools

Bay High School
750 Blue Meadow Road
ZIP: 39520
(228) 467-6611
Total Enrollment 551
North Bay Elementary School
602 Pine St.
ZIP: 39520
(228) 467-4052
Total Enrollment 454

Bay St Louis Private Schools

Holy Trinity Catholic School
301 S Second St
ZIP: 39520
Total Enrollment 238
Our Lady Academy
222 S Beach Blvd
ZIP: 39520
Total Enrollment 221
St Stanislaus High School
304 S Beach Blvd
ZIP: 39520
Total Enrollment 360
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