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

Nearest Medium City 14 miles W of Gulfport, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City50 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Hancock County
Metro AreaBiloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula
Standard Zip Codes39525, 39520
P.O. Box Zip Codes39521
Company Zip Codes39522, 39529
Phone Area Codes228
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

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

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, 39529)

St Louis (39520)

Naval Ocean O Graphic (39522)

Navocean O (39522)

N S T L (39529)

National Space Technology La (39529)

Stennis Spc Ctr (39529)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Long Beach15,369$60,655
Pass Christian5,130$55,321

Bay St Louis Hospitals

Hancock Medical Center
(Government - Local)
149 Drinkwater Boulevard
(228) 467-8600
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Bay St Louis Public Schools

South Hancock Elementary School
6590 Lakeshore Rd
(228) 467-4655
Total Enrollment 646
Bay Waveland Middle School
600 Pine St
(228) 463-0315
Total Enrollment 439
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