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Overview

Introduction to Gulfport, Mississippi

Gulfport, Mississippi, in Harrison county, is 65 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula metropolitan area.

Gulfport History

Gulfport was incorporated in 1898. It was previously a lumber and port city. The harbor in the area was completed and the Port of Gulfport was converted to a working seaport in 1902. In 2005, Gulfport was hit by Hurricane Katrina’s, which much of Gulfport. In 1969, Hurricane Camille was responsible for damaging Gulfport severely. Gradually, Gulfport became a diversified community. The city is in Harrison county, which was founded in 1841.

Gulfport and nearby Attractions

  • Great Southern Shopping Center
  • Harbor Square Park
  • Bayou View Golf Course
  • Gulf Islands Water Park
  • Mississippi Sound Historical Museum

Things To Do In Gulfport

The Mississippi Sound Historical Museum is popular among those who wish to learn more about the area’s history. The Harbor Square Park and Cowan Road Field are recreational spots frequented by the town;s residents. The Gulf Islands Water Park is the largest water park on the Gulf Coast. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Bayou View Golf Course. Gulfport hosts many festivals like the Highlands and Islands Scottish Games and Celtic Festival and the Cajun, Country, Swamp Pop Music Festival every year.

Gulfport Transportation

Gulfport-Biloxi International is the nearest major airport.

Gulfport Higher Education

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

Demographics

People

Total Population71,318
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+30,241
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married37.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.4%
Median Earnings25+$26,852
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,699
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,210

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,052
% Above Poverty Level75.1%
% Below Poverty Level24.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$841
Median House Value$118,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48.7%
Irish8.7%
German8.1%
French Except Basque5.1%
English4.9%
Italian3.8%
Scottish1.5%
Polish1%
Welsh0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
African0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Greek0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Gulfport Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harrison County
Standard Zip Codes39501, 39503, 39507
P.O. Box Zip Codes39502, 39505, 39506
Phone Area Codes228
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.38
Approximate Longitude-89.1

Gulfport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGULFPORT NAVAL CENTER
Distance2.7 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
StationWAVELAND
Distance18 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
StationSAUCIER EXP FOREST
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp41 to 62 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip70.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bay St. Louis11,918$46,030
Biloxi45,328$51,399
Long Beach15,446$62,023
Ocean Springs17,514$76,713
Pass Christian5,475$52,417

Gulfport Public Libraries

Harrison County Library System
12135 OLD HIGHWAY 49
Gulfport, Mississippi
(228) 539-0110

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Gulfport Hospitals

Memorial Hospital At Gulfport
(Government - Local)
4500 13th Street
(228) 867-4000
Garden Park Medical Center
(Proprietary)
15200 Community Road
(228) 575-7000
Select Specialty Hospital Gulf Coast
(Proprietary)
1520 Broad Avenue
(228) 867-4820

Gulfport Public Schools

Central Elem
1043 Pass Road
ZIP: 39501
(228) 865-4642
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Gaston Point Elementary School
1526 Mill Avenue
ZIP: 39501
(228) 865-4656
Primary
Total Enrollment 262
Gulfport Central Middle School
1310 42nd Avenue
ZIP: 39501
(228) 870-1035
Middle
Total Enrollment 627
North Gulfport 7th Grade
4715 Illinois Avenue
ZIP: 39501
(228) 864-8949
Middle
Total Enrollment 480
North Gulfport 8th Grade
4715 Illinois Avenue
ZIP: 39501
(228) 864-8944
Other
Total Enrollment 498
Twenty Eighth St Elem
3034 46th Avenue
ZIP: 39501
(228) 867-2140
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
West Elementary School
4051 15th Street
ZIP: 39501
(228) 870-1025
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
Bel Aire Elementary School
10531 Klein Road
ZIP: 39503
(228) 832-7436
Primary
Total Enrollment 653
Crossroads Elementary School
10453 Klein Road
ZIP: 39503
(228) 832-6711
Primary
Total Enrollment 566
Harrison Central Elementary
15451 Dedeaux Road
ZIP: 39503
(228) 832-2701
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
Harrison Central High School
15600 School Road
ZIP: 39503
(228) 832-2610
High
Total Enrollment 1554
Harrison Co Voc Complex
15600 School Road
ZIP: 39503
(228) 832-6652
High
Harrison County Alternative School
11072 Highway 49
ZIP: 39503
(228) 539-5956
High
Lizana Elementary School
15341 Lizana School Road
ZIP: 39503
(228) 832-1592
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Lyman Elementary School
14222 Old Highway 49
ZIP: 39503
(228) 832-2257
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Orange Grove Elementary
11391 Old Highway 49
ZIP: 39503
(228) 832-2322
Middle
Total Enrollment 383
River Oaks Elementary School
14111 Three Rivers Road
ZIP: 39503
(228) 831-1660
Primary
Total Enrollment 691
Roger Amos Mcmurtry School
14426 James Bond Road
ZIP: 39503
(228) 328-6000
Other
Total Enrollment 45
Three Rivers Elementary
13500 Three Rivers Road
ZIP: 39503
(228) 831-5359
Primary
Total Enrollment 681
West Harrison High School
10399 County Farm Road
ZIP: 39503
(228) 539-8900
High
Total Enrollment 1017
Anniston Avenue Elementary School
2314 Jones Street
ZIP: 39507
(228) 896-6309
Primary
Total Enrollment 748
Bayou View Elementary School
4898 Washington Avenue
ZIP: 39507
(228) 865-4625
Primary
Total Enrollment 696
Bayou View Middle School
212 43rd Street
ZIP: 39507
(228) 865-4633
Middle
Total Enrollment 863
Gulfport High School
100 Perry Street
ZIP: 39507
(228) 896-1750
High
Total Enrollment 1555
Gulfport Vocational Annex
100 Perry Street
ZIP: 39507
(228) 896-6011
High
Harrison Co Child Development Cen
94 29th St
ZIP: 39507
(228) 863-0583
Other
Total Enrollment 92
Pass Road Elementary School
37 Pass Road
ZIP: 39507
(228) 865-4659
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
The Learning Center
1215 Church Street
ZIP: 39507
(228) 897-6045
Other

Gulfport Private Schools

Christian Collegiate Academy
12200 Dedeaux Rd
ZIP: 39503
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 181
Temple Christian Academy
14190 Dedeaux Rd
ZIP: 39503
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 100
St James School
603 West Ave
ZIP: 39507
Elementary
Total Enrollment 277
Westminster Academy
5003 Lawson Ave
ZIP: 39507
Elementary
Total Enrollment 115
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Historic Gulfport

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Power house of Great Southern Hotel between 1903 and 1910

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Power house of Great Southern Hotel between 1903 and 1910

Power house of Great Southern Hotel between 1890 and 1910

Court House c1906.

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