COMMUNITY

Biloxi

Biloxi, Mississippi Lighthouse

Biloxi is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi. The estimated population in 2019 was 46,212.

SIGHTS AND ACTIVITIES

Biloxi Lighthouse

The Biloxi Lighthouse was erected in 1848 and was one of the first cast-iron lighthouses in the South. It is the city’s signature landmark and has become a post-Katrina symbol of the city’s resolve and resilience. The light was civilian operated from 1848 to 1939, and is notable for its several female lightkeepers, including Maria Younghans, who tended the light for 53 years. In 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard assumed responsibility for the light’s operation.After being declared surplus property in 1968, the Biloxi Lighthouse was deeded to the City of Biloxi, which eventually opened it to public tours.

Beau Rivage Casino

This Gulf Coast casino resort offers the whole package: accommodations, dining, gaming, shopping, charter boat fishing, access to 19 championship golf courses and big-name acts for nighttime entertainment.

NEIGHBORHOOD

As of the census of 2000, there were 50,644 people, 19,588 households, and 12,379 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,331.8 per square mile (514.2/km2). There were 22,115 housing units at an average density of 581.6 per square mile (224.5/km2).

The median income for a household in the city was $34,106, and the median income for a family was $40,685. Males had a median income of $28,046 versus $21,267 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,809. 14.6% of the population and 11.2% of families lived below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.6% of those under the age of 18 and 11.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Popular Real Estate

  • City Center
  • Ploesti Dr / J St
  • Edgewater Park / Beauvoir
  • Rodenberg Ave / Pass Rd
  • Pass Rd/ Fernwood Rd
  • W Gay Rd N / Whetstone Rd
  • Kensington Dr / Bayview Ave
  • Irish Hill Dr / Porter Ave
  • Bienville Blvd / Oak St
  • Popps Ferry Rd / N Country Club Ln