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Overview

Introduction to Gautier, Mississippi

Gautier, Mississippi, in Jackson county, is 16 miles E of Biloxi, Mississippi and 92 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is in the Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula area. There are 11,681 residents in Gautier.

Gautier History

Gautier was founded by Fernando Upton Gautier in 1867. He established a sawmill business in the area, which led to the rapid development of Gautier. Gautier’s home is now used for public and private events.

Gautier and nearby Attractions

  • Jackson Square Shopping Center
  • Shepard State Park
  • Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Things To Do In Gautier

Shepard State Park and Bacot Park come with recreational facilities that attract tourists and residents alike. The Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge is another popular local recreational spot. The Walter Anderson Museum of Art is also a favorite among tourists. Each Ocvtober, the Mullet Festival is held in the city.

Gautier Transportation

Trent Lott International is the nearest major airport.

Gautier Higher Education

There are several colleges and universities that offer facilities for higher education. These include Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, the University of South Alabama, Bishop State Community College and the University of South Alabama-Baldwin.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,541
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+7,640
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married46.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.2%
Median Earnings25+$33,771
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$40,665
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,113

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,644
% Above Poverty Level85%
% Below Poverty Level15%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26%
Median Gross Rent$838
Median House Value$118,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.1%
Irish8.8%
German8.7%
English6.4%
African5.9%
Polish1.9%
French Except Basque1.8%
Italian1.6%
Scottish1.3%
Welsh0.9%
West Indian0.7%
Jamaican0.5%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Russian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Greek0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Gautier Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes39553
Phone Area Codes228
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.38
Approximate Longitude-88.63

Gautier Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPASCAGOULA 3 NE
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp39 to 60 F
Apr Temp55 to 75 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip67 inches
StationMOBILE RGNL AP
Distance29.8 miles
Jan Temp40 to 61 F
Apr Temp55 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip66.2 inches
StationGULFPORT NAVAL CENTER
Distance31.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Biloxi45,271$46,200
Moss Point13,652$46,529
Ocean Springs17,547$80,461
Pascagoula22,163$49,399

Gautier Public Schools

College Park Elem
2617 Ladnier Rd
ZIP: 39553
(228) 522-8829
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Gautier Elementary School
505 Magnolia Tree
ZIP: 39553
(228) 522-8824
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Gautier High School
4307 Gautier/vancleave
ZIP: 39553
(228) 522-8783
High
Total Enrollment 840
Gautier Middle School
1920 Graveline Road
ZIP: 39553
(228) 522-8806
Middle
Total Enrollment 432
Martin Bluff
1306 Roy's Road
ZIP: 39553
(228) 522-8850
Primary
Total Enrollment 604
Singing River Academy
4601 Vancleave Road
ZIP: 39553
(228) 522-8835
Middle
Total Enrollment 480
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