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Overview

Introduction to Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Ocean Springs, Mississippi is located 3 miles E of Biloxi, Mississippi (center to center) and is 81 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ocean Springs History

Ocean Springs City in Jackson County was so named because of its location on the Gulf of Mexico. Initially, it was known as Lynchburg Springs. The French were among the early settlers in the area, having arrived there in the late 17th century. They were followed by the British and Spanish people. It was in the year 1817 that the region came under the American domination and development began in the city area. In 1854, the city was christened Ocean Springs.

Ocean Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art
  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art
  • Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home
  • Shepard State Park
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

Things To Do In Ocean Springs

The historic city of Ocean Springs offers visitors easy access to a number of museums and historic parks. Among them include the Walter Anderson Museum of Art and Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art. The facilities for camping, fishing and swimming at the Shepard State Park draw huge crowds to this place. Tourists can also visit the Gulf Islands National Seashore, which is a major tourist attraction.

Ocean Springs Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Jackson International Airport.

Ocean Springs Higher Education

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, University of South Alabama and University of Mississippi are some of the higher educational institutes situated in and around Ocean Springs.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,547
Male Share of the Population44.7%
Female Share of the Population55.3%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+7,586
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married48.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.8%
Median Earnings25+$37,335
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$7,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,720

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,461
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone31.8%
Median Gross Rent$890
Median House Value$151,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.7%
English12.5%
Irish11.4%
German11.2%
French Except Basque6.7%
Italian5.9%
Scottish3.4%
Polish1.3%
Canadian1.3%
Dutch1%
Norwegian0.9%
African0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Austrian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Russian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Ocean Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes39564, 39565
P.O. Box Zip Codes39566
Phone Area Codes228
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.4
Approximate Longitude-88.8

Ocean Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBILOXI
Distance9.5 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
StationGULFPORT NAVAL CENTER
Distance18.3 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
StationMERRILL
Distance40.1 miles
Jan Temp36 to 60 F
Apr Temp51 to 79 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 80 F
Annual Precip65.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Biloxi45,271$46,200
Gautier18,541$54,644
Gulfport71,265$44,405
Long Beach15,450$62,244
Moss Point13,652$46,529
Pascagoula22,163$49,399

Ocean Springs Hospitals

Ocean Springs Hospital
(Government - Local)
3109 Bienville Boulevard
(228) 818-1111

Ocean Springs Public Schools

Keys Voc Center
6710 Old Spanish Trail
ZIP: 39564
(228) 872-3411
High
Magnolia Park Elementary
3500 Government Street
ZIP: 39564
(228) 875-4263
Primary
Total Enrollment 622
Oak Park Elementary School
2230 Government Street
ZIP: 39564
(228) 875-5847
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Ocean Springs High School
6701 Old Spanish Trail
ZIP: 39564
(228) 875-0333
High
Total Enrollment 1811
Ocean Springs Middle School
3600 Hanshaw Road
ZIP: 39564
(228) 872-6210
Middle
Total Enrollment 917
Ocean Springs Upper Elementary Scho
2320 Government Street
ZIP: 39564
(228) 875-4367
Middle
Total Enrollment 1303
Pecan Park Elementary School
504 Hanley Road
ZIP: 39564
(228) 875-2851
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
St Martin East Elementary School
7508 Rose Farm Road
ZIP: 39564
(228) 875-3204
Primary
Total Enrollment 705
St Martin High School
11300 Yellow Jacket Blvd.
ZIP: 39564
(228) 875-8418
High
Total Enrollment 1214
St Martin Upper Elementary
11000 Yellow Jacket Blvd.
ZIP: 39564
(228) 818-2849
Middle
Total Enrollment 684
St. Martin Middle School
10800 Yellow Jacket Blvd.
ZIP: 39564
(228) 818-4833
Middle
Total Enrollment 1008

Ocean Springs Private Schools

First Baptist Early Education Center
602 Washington Ave
ZIP: 39564
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
St Alphonsus School
504 Jackson Ave
ZIP: 39564
Elementary
Total Enrollment 116
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Historic Ocean Springs

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Ocean Springs Hotel c1901.

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Ocean Springs Hotel c1901.

Back bay from Col. Sheldon's residence ca. 1900

L. & N. train crossing back bay c1901.

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