COMMUNITY

Gulfport

Shrimp Boat Returns from Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

Gulfport is the second-largest city in Mississippi after the state capital, Jackson. As of the 2010 census, the city of Gulfport had a total population of 67,793, with nearly 400,000 in the metro area as of 2018. It is also home to the US Navy Atlantic Fleet Seabees.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 64.2 sq mi (166.4 km2), of which 56.9 sq mi (147.4 km2) is land and 7.3 sq mi (19.0 km2) (11.40%) is water.

SIGHTS AND ACTIVITIES

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) is an organization established in 1984 for the purposes of public education, conservation, and research on marine mammals and sea turtles in the wild and under human care. IMMS’s Ocean Adventures Marine Park is open to the public year-round, reservations are not required. The Park is open seven days a week from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

Located in a 1915 schoolhouse, under the large live oaks, just blocks from the beach in Gulfport, MS, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is a special place for children and their grown-ups. Inside, 15,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits encourage fun, learning and creativity. Discover different cultures at Celebrate the World We Share, board the train at Dolan Avenue Depot, and create a mini masterpiece at our art studio, Art Knows Anything Goes.

NEIGHBORHOOD

According to the census of 2010, there were 67,793 people living in the city. The population density was 1,191.4 people per square mile (459.9/km2).

As of the census of 2010, there were 26,943 households, with the median income for a household in the city at $32,779, and the median income for a family at $39,213. Males had a median income of $29,220 versus $21,736 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,554. 17.7% of the population and 14.1% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.8% of those under the age of 18 and 13.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Popular Real Estate

  • City Center
  • Pine St / Magnolia St
  • Route 49 / N Swan Rd
  • New Hope / Landon
  • Airport Rd / Washington Ave
  • Harrison Dr / 34th Ave
  • Commission Rd / Colby Ave
  • Broad Ave / W Railroad St
  • Oakridge Cir / Palmer Dr
  • Dedeaux Rd / Three Rivers Rd