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Overview

Introduction to Biloxi, Mississippi

Biloxi, Mississippi, in Harrison county, is 77 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is conveniently located inside the Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula metropolitan area.

Biloxi History

Biloxi was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The area was ruled by the British from 1763 to 1779 and by the Spanish from 1779 to 1798. It became a part of the United States of America in 1811. Biloxi was incorporated in 1838. It derived its name from a Sioux term meaning "first people," The Biloxi Lighthouse was constructed in 1848. Biloxi experienced a catastrophic blow on August 17, 1969 by Hurricane Camille. Hurricane Katrina also devastated the city on August 29, 2005. Biloxi is one of the county seats of Harrison County, which was organized in 1841.

Biloxi and nearby Attractions

  • Biloxi Lighthouse
  • Mardis Gras Museum
  • Jefferson Davis Home
  • Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum
  • J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

Things To Do In Biloxi

While in Biloxi one can visit the Beauvoir, the Jefferson Davis Home and the Biloxi Schooners-Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum. The Biloxi Lighthouse is one of the most picturesque and photographed sites of the area. The Hurricane Camille Memorial and the Hurricane Katrina Memorial are both located in Biloxi’s Town Green as well. Tourists can also spend their leisure hours at the picturesque beaches of Mississippi. The Point Cadet Plaza Shopping Center, Edgewater Plaza Shopping Center, Pops Ferry Shopping Center and the Vieux Marche Mall Shopping Center are some of the local shopping centers.

Biloxi Transportation

Gulfport-Biloxi International is the nearest major airport.

Biloxi Higher Education

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, the University of South Alabama and Pearl River Community College are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population45,271
Male Share of the Population52.3%
Female Share of the Population47.7%
Senior Citizens12.9%
Employed Population 16+21,288
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married43.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.9%
Median Earnings25+$29,504
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,963
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,817

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,200
% Above Poverty Level74.6%
% Below Poverty Level25.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work13.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone32.7%
Median Gross Rent$798
Median House Value$149,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.7%
German9.7%
Irish9.7%
French Except Basque6.9%
English5.7%
Italian4%
Scottish1.7%
Polish1.3%
Dutch1%
African0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Jamaican0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Russian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Biloxi Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harrison County
Standard Zip Codes39530, 39531, 39532, 39540
P.O. Box Zip Codes39533, 39535, 39534
Phone Area Codes228
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.41
Approximate Longitude-88.88

Biloxi Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBILOXI
Distance5.9 miles
Jan Temp44 to 58 F
Apr Temp59 to 74 F
Jul Temp75 to 89 F
Oct Temp61 to 77 F
Annual Precip64.8 inches
StationGULFPORT NAVAL CENTER
Distance14.8 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
StationBAY ST LOUIS NASA
Distance41.7 miles
Jan Temp39 to 61 F
Apr Temp55 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip65.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gautier18,541$54,644
Gulfport71,265$44,405
Long Beach15,450$62,244
Moss Point13,652$46,529
Ocean Springs17,547$80,461
Pascagoula22,163$49,399

Biloxi Hospitals

Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
(Government - Federal)
400 Veterans Ave
Biloxi Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
150 Reynoir Street
(228) 436-1104

Biloxi Public Schools

Biloxi Junior High
1424 Father Ryan Avenue
ZIP: 39530
(228) 435-1421
Middle
Total Enrollment 1234
Gorenflo Elementary School
771 Elder Street
ZIP: 39530
(228) 436-5145
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
Jeff Davis Elementary School
340 St. Mary Blvd.
ZIP: 39531
(228) 436-5110
Primary
Total Enrollment 767
Lopez School
140 St. John Street
ZIP: 39531
(228) 432-7783
Other
Popps Ferry Elementary School
364 Nelson Road
ZIP: 39531
(228) 436-5135
Primary
Total Enrollment 726
Biloxi High School
1845 Richard Drive
ZIP: 39532
(228) 435-6105
High
Total Enrollment 1489
Diberville Senior High Sch
15625 Lamey Bridge Road
ZIP: 39532
(228) 392-2678
High
Total Enrollment 1256
North Bay Elementary School
1825 Popp's Ferry Road
ZIP: 39532
(228) 435-6166
Primary
Total Enrollment 860
North Woolmarket Elementary And Mid
16237 Old Woolmarket Road
ZIP: 39532
(228) 396-3674
Primary
Total Enrollment 940
R D Brown Voc Center
1845 Richard Drive
ZIP: 39532
(228) 435-6318
High
St Martin N Elementary School
16308 Lemoyne Blvd.
ZIP: 39532
(228) 392-1387
Primary
Total Enrollment 736
Woolmarket Elementary School
12513 John Lee Road
ZIP: 39532
(228) 392-5640
Primary
Total Enrollment 447

Biloxi Private Schools

Nativity Bvm School
1046 Beach Blvd
ZIP: 39530
Elementary
Total Enrollment 150
Gulf Oaks Therapeutic Day School
180c Debuys Rd
ZIP: 39531
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
Our Lady Of Fatima School
320 Jim Money Rd
ZIP: 39531
Elementary
Total Enrollment 182
Cedar Lake Christian Academy
11555 Cedar Lake Rd
ZIP: 39532
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 102
St Patrick Catholic High School
18300 Saint Patrick Rd
ZIP: 39532
Secondary
Total Enrollment 472
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Historic Biloxi

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Beauvoir (home of Jefferson Davis) c1901.

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Beauvoir (home of Jefferson Davis) c1901.

Beauvoir (home of Jefferson Davis) c1901.

Point oyster houses c1906.

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