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.


Total Population 44,825
Male Share of the Population 52.3%
Female Share of the Population 47.7%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 22,162
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 42.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.7%
Median Earnings25+ $27,563
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,942
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,465


Median Family Income $46,443
% Above Poverty Level 75.4%
% Below Poverty Level 24.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 13%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 32.9%
Median Gross Rent $792
Median House Value $147,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.1%
US/American 0%
English 7%
Irish 10.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Biloxi Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 77 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Harrison
Metro Area Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula
Standard Zip Codes 39530, 39531, 39532, 39540
P.O. Box Zip Codes 39533, 39534, 39535
Phone Area Codes 228
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.395
Longitude -88.885

Biloxi Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station BILOXI
Distance 5.9 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
Distance 14.8 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
Distance 41.7 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 61 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 65.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Boloxi (39532, 39533, 39534, 39535, 39531)

Diberville (39540)

Keesler Field (39534)

West Biloxi (39531)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gautier 18,563 $51,786
Gulfport 70,642 $42,613
Long Beach 15,369 $60,655
Moss Point 13,685 $43,889
Ocean Springs 17,528 $75,839
Pascagoula 22,230 $46,825

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Biloxi Hospitals

(Government - State)
(228) 388-0211
Emergency Service: Yes

(228) 436-1104
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 1,147 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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Historic Biloxi


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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