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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,652
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens19.5%
Employed Population 16+4,806
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married35.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.7%
Median Earnings25+$28,858
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,700
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,512

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,529
% Above Poverty Level77.8%
% Below Poverty Level22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$772
Median House Value$85,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58%
African12.4%
Irish4.6%
German3.2%
English2.8%
French Except Basque1.6%
Italian1.2%
Scottish0.4%
Danishn0.2%
Polish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Dutch0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Moss Point Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes39562, 39563
Phone Area Codes228
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.55
Approximate Longitude-88.49

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)

StationPASCAGOULA 3 NE
Distance3.1 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
Distance25.3 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
StationBILOXI
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp44 to 58 F
Apr Temp59 to 74 F
Jul Temp75 to 89 F
Oct Temp61 to 77 F
Annual Precip64.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Biloxi45,271$46,200
Gautier18,541$54,644
Ocean Springs17,547$80,461
Pascagoula22,163$49,399

Moss Point Public Schools

East Central High School
21700 Slider Rd.
ZIP: 39562
(228) 588-7000
High
Total Enrollment 758
East Central Lower Elementary
5621 Hwy 614
ZIP: 39562
(228) 588-7060
Primary
Total Enrollment 669
East Central Middle School
5404 Hurley-wade Rd.
ZIP: 39562
(228) 588-7009
Middle
Total Enrollment 601
East Central Upper Elementary
5400 Hurley-wade Rd.
ZIP: 39562
(228) 588-7019
Primary
Total Enrollment 639
Moss Point Escatawpa Upper Elem
4208 Jamestown Road
ZIP: 39562
(228) 474-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Magnolia Middle School
4630 Magnolia St.
ZIP: 39563
(228) 475-1429
Middle
Total Enrollment 540
Moss Point Alternative School
3524 Prentiss Ave.
ZIP: 39563
(228) 475-3543
Other
Moss Point Career & Technical Educa
4924 Church Street
ZIP: 39563
(228) 474-1455
High
Moss Point High School
4913 Weems Street
ZIP: 39563
(228) 475-5721
High
Total Enrollment 666
Moss Point Kreole Primary School
6312 Martin Luther King Drive
ZIP: 39563
(228) 475-3719
Primary
Total Enrollment 500

Moss Point Private Schools

Gateway Christian Academy
2690 Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 39563
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
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