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Overview

Introduction to Pascagoula, Mississippi

Pascagoula, Mississippi, in Jackson county, is located 19 miles E of Biloxi, Mississippi and 95 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is included in the Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula metropolitan area.

Pascagoula History

The first inhabitants of the Pascagoula region were a small tribe of Native Americans who settled by the Pascagoula river. The city derived its name from "Pasca Okla," a Native American term meaning "bread people." Hernando De Soto was the first Spanish explorer to come to this region, arriving in the 1540s. Joseph Simon De La Pointe, his aunt Madame Chaumont and Jean Baptiste Baudreau Dit Graveline are believed to be the first settlers in the area. It came under the possession of the United States in 1812. In 1892, Pascagoula was incorporated as a village. It received city status in 1901. On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit Mississippi, and large parts of Pascagoula suffered serious damages as a result.

Pascagoula and nearby Attractions

  • Mardis Gras Museum
  • Old Spanish Fort
  • Fort Morgan Historic Site
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Shepard State Park

Things To Do In Pascagoula

The Mardis Gras Museum and the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum are close by to Pascagoula. The Walter Anderson Museum of Art includes the work of artist Walter Inglis Anderson, and his brothers James McConnell Anderson and Peter Anderson. The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art showcases pottery collections of George Ohr. However, all these museums were devastated by the Hurricane Katrina, and are in the process of reconstruction. The Gulf Islands National Seashore, which stretches from Mississippi's West Ship Island to Florida's Santa Rosa Island, was also hit by the hurricane. The seashore currently offers facilities for picnicking and fishing. At the Shepard State Park, visitors can enjoy nature walks, camping, fishing, boating and picnicking. The Bellingrath Gardens Estuarium and the Mobile Botanical Gardens are also accessible from Pascagoula.

Pascagoula Transportation

Flights are available from Mobile Regional Airport.

Pascagoula Higher Education

Bishop State Community College, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Spring Hill College, the University of Mobile and the University of South Alabama are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,935
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+8,836
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married38%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,322
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,442
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,138
% Above Poverty Level76.9%
% Below Poverty Level23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone38.1%
Median Gross Rent$743
Median House Value$106,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.3%
African8.3%
Irish6.5%
English5.3%
German4.3%
French Except Basque3%
Italian1.1%
Scottish1%
Polish0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Arab0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Icelander0.1%
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Pascagoula Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes39567, 39581, 39563
P.O. Box Zip Codes39568, 39569
Company Zip Codes39595
Phone Area Codes228
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.36
Approximate Longitude-88.54

Pascagoula 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
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp39 to 60 F
Apr Temp55 to 75 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip67 inches
StationBILOXI
Distance25.5 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
StationDAUPHIN ISLAND #2
Distance29.3 miles
Jan Temp45 to 58 F
Apr Temp62 to 74 F
Jul Temp77 to 89 F
Oct Temp65 to 77 F
Annual Precip64.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Biloxi45,328$51,399
Gautier18,555$57,406
Moss Point13,501$53,457
Ocean Springs17,514$76,713

Pascagoula Public Libraries

Jackson-george Regional Library System
3214 PASCAGOULA STREET
Pascagoula, Mississippi
(228) 769-3060

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Pascagoula Hospitals

Singing River Hospital
(Government - Local)
2809 Denny Avenue
(228) 809-5000

Pascagoula Public Schools

Beach Elementary School
633 Market Street
ZIP: 39567
(228) 938-6428
Primary
Total Enrollment 92
Central Elementary School
1100 Dupont Street
ZIP: 39567
(228) 938-6559
Primary
Total Enrollment 235
Eastlawn Elementary School
2611 Ingalls Ave
ZIP: 39567
(228) 938-6431
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Lake Elementary School
4503 Willow Street
ZIP: 39567
(228) 938-6422
Primary
Total Enrollment 95
Pascagoula High School
1716 Tucker Street
ZIP: 39567
(228) 938-6443
High
Total Enrollment 1100
Pascagoula Opportunity Center
1520 Tucker Avenue
ZIP: 39567
(228) 938-6222
Other
Trent Lott Academy
2234 Pascagoula
ZIP: 39567
(228) 938-6462
Middle
Total Enrollment 618
Vocational Technical Center
2602 Market Street
ZIP: 39567
(228) 938-6579
High
Arlington Heights Elem School
3511 Arlington Street
ZIP: 39581
(228) 938-6552
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
Cherokee Elementary School
4102 Scovel Rd
ZIP: 39581
(228) 938-6547
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Exceptional School
4311 Hospital Road
ZIP: 39581
(228) 762-1457
Other
Total Enrollment 60
Jackson Elementary School
3203 Lanier Street
ZIP: 39581
(228) 938-6554
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
William M Colmer Middle School
3112 Eden Street
ZIP: 39581
(228) 938-6473
Middle
Total Enrollment 585

Pascagoula Private Schools

Resurrection Catholic School - High School Campus
520 Watts Ave
ZIP: 39567
Secondary
Total Enrollment 224
Resurrection Catholic School - Elementary Campus
3704 Quinn Dr
ZIP: 39581
Elementary
Total Enrollment 280
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