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Overview

Introduction to Moss Point, Mississippi

Moss Point, Mississippi is located 21 miles E of Biloxi, Mississippi (center to center) and is 97 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is in Jackson county. The city is part of the Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula metro area.

Moss Point History

The historic city of Moss Point is located in the Pascagoula metro area. The city’s early settlers brought about significant development which eventually led to the foundation of the Mississippi Power Company. A corporation till the year 1925, the company now provides huge employment in the city. One of the first universities to be established in the city was the University of Mississippi which was founded in 1848.

Moss Point and nearby Attractions

  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art
  • Fort Morgan Historic Site
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Shepard State Park
  • De Sotto National Forest

Things To Do In Moss Point

The historic City of Moss Point has numerous tourist attractions which include the De Sotto National Forest and Shepard State Park. The tourists can also venture in to the past of the city by visiting the Fort Morgan Historic Site and Walter Anderson Museum of Art. One can also join in the local festivals that are celebrated by the natives.

Moss Point Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Jackson International Airport.

Moss Point Higher Education

To pursue higher education, the city offers several opportunities at Bishop State Community College, United States Sports Academy, University of Mobile, and University of South Alabama.

People

Total Population 13,685
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 18.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,822
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 36.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,889
% Above Poverty Level 78.4%
% Below Poverty Level 21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.5%
Median Gross Rent $774
Median House Value $86,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 61.1%
US/American 0%
English 2.5%
Irish 4.7%

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

Moss Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles E of Biloxi, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Jackson
Metro Area Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula
Standard Zip Codes 39562, 39563, 39581
Phone Area Codes 228
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.411
Longitude -88.534

Moss Point 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 3.1 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 25.3 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 BILOXI
Distance 26.9 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

East Moss Point (39563)

Eastside (39563)

Kreole (39563)

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
Gautier 18,563 $51,786
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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Moss Point High Schools

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MOSS POINT HIGH SCHOOL
4913 WEEMS STREET
228-475-5721
A Title I School.
Serves 1,223 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

EAST CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
21700 SLIDER RD.
228-588-7000
Serves 755 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

MOSS POINT VOC CENTER
4924 CHURCH STREET
228-474-1455
A Vocational School

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