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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.

People

Total Population 18,563
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,332
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 47.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,786
% Above Poverty Level 84.8%
% Below Poverty Level 15.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.6%
Median Gross Rent $844
Median House Value $114,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 7.2%

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

Gautier Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles E of Biloxi, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Jackson
Metro Area Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula
Standard Zip Codes 39553
Phone Area Codes 228
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.385
Longitude -88.611

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)

Station PASCAGOULA 3 NE
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 60 F
Apr Temp 55 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 67 inches
Station MOBILE RGNL AP
Distance 29.8 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 61 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 66.2 inches
Station GULFPORT NAVAL CENTER
Distance 31.1 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Iowana (39553)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Biloxi 44,825 $46,443
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/.

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Gautier High Schools

GAUTIER HIGH SCHOOL
4307 GAUTIER/VANCLEAVE
228-522-8783
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 823 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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