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Overview

Introduction to Pass Christian, Mississippi

Pass Christian, Mississippi, in Harrison county, is located 9 miles W of Gulfport, Mississippi (center to center) and is 55 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula metropolitan area.

Pass Christian History

Pass Christian was named after a nearby deep-water pass, which was again named for Nicholas Christian L'Adnier. Pass Christian was founded in 1849. The town was a hot spot for the beach as well as summer homes of the affluent New Orleans people.

Pass Christian and nearby Attractions

  • War Memorial Park
  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
  • Buccaneer State Park
  • Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home

Things To Do In Pass Christian

The exhibits in Lynn Meadows Discovery Center offer a host of information about the local history, science, and arts. Buccaneer State Park comes with facilities for swimming, fishing and playing tennis. War Memorial Park also makes for an enjoyable visit as well. Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home, is the house that was bought by Davis in 1879. This historical site attracts hordes of tourists every year. The Seafood Festival hosted by Pass Christian residents is another popular tourist attraction.

Pass Christian Transportation

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is nearby.

Pass Christian Higher Education

There is no dearth of higher education institutes near the city of Pass Christian including the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Pearl River Community College, University of Southern Mississippi, and Southern University at New Orleans.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,302
Male Share of the Population51.4%
Female Share of the Population48.6%
Senior Citizens20.3%
Employed Population 16+1,877
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married43.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,022
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,805
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,173

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,020
% Above Poverty Level81.3%
% Below Poverty Level18.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.4%
Median Gross Rent$793
Median House Value$157,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.9%
German14.2%
French Except Basque11.6%
English10.4%
Irish9%
Italian5.8%
Scottish2.1%
Norwegian1.2%
Canadian1.1%
Polish0.7%
Lithuanian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Greek0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Arab0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Pass Christian Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harrison County
Standard Zip Codes39571
Phone Area Codes228
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.42
Approximate Longitude-89.28

Pass Christian Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWAVELAND
Distance8.2 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
StationGULFPORT NAVAL CENTER
Distance8.3 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
StationSAUCIER EXP FOREST
Distance24.9 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. Louis11,448$46,528
Biloxi45,271$46,200
Gulfport71,265$44,405
Long Beach15,450$62,244
Waveland6,454$47,917

Pass Christian Public Schools

Delisle Elementary School
6303 W Wittman Road
ZIP: 39571
(228) 255-6219
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Pass Christian Elem
270 West Second Street
ZIP: 39571
(228) 452-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
Pass Christian High School
720 W. North Street
ZIP: 39571
(228) 452-2008
High
Total Enrollment 555
Pass Christian Middle
280 West Second Street
ZIP: 39571
(228) 452-5220
Middle
Total Enrollment 465
Pineville Elementary School
5192 Menge Avenue
ZIP: 39571
(228) 452-4364
Primary
Total Enrollment 126
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Historic Pass Christian

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Magnolia Hotel ca. 1900

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Magnolia Hotel ca. 1900

Mexican Gulf Hotel ca. 1900

Mexican Gulf Hotel ca. 1900

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