Gulfport, MS Population

By | June 19, 2019

Population: 71,127. Estimated population in July 2020: 72,464 (+1.9% change)
Males: 35,244 (49.6%), Females: 35,883 (50.4%)

The city of Gulfport is located in Harrison County, Mississippi. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in Mississippi, including top 10 cities by population and area of Mississippi.

Zip codes: 39501, 39503, 39507.

Median resident age: 33.6 years
Median household income: $32,779
Median house value: $80,300

Races in Gulfport:

  • White Non-Hispanic (60.9%)
  • Black (33.5%)
  • Hispanic (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • Filipino (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (10.5%), Irish (8.6%), German (7.5%), English (7.5%), French (5.3%), Italian (3.1%).

Elevation: 25 feet

Land area: 56.9 square miles

Map of Gulfport, MS

Population

For population 25 years and over in Gulfport

  • High school or higher: 79.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gulfport city

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

2.6% Foreign born (1.0% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +6,444 (+10.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Gulfport:

  • COLUMBIA GARDEN PARK HOSPITAL (1520 BROAD AVE)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AT GULFPORT (4500 13TH ST-P O BOX 1810)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Gulfport:

  • BILOXI REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 2 miles; BILOXI, MS)
  • GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER (about 8 miles; BILOXI, MS)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-BILOXI (about 13 miles; BILOXI, MS)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gulfport:

  • GULFPORT-BILOXI INTL (about 1 miles; GULFPORT, MS; Abbreviation: GPT)
  • KEESLER AFB (about 12 miles; BILOXI, MS; Abbreviation: BIX)
  • STENNIS INTL (about 26 miles; BAY ST LOUIS, MS; Abbreviation: HSA)

Other public-use airports nearest to Gulfport:

Amtrak station:
GULFPORT (1419 27TH AVE.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

 

Colleges/Universities in Gulfport:

  • CHRIS BEAUTY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 139; Location: 1265 PASS RD; Private, for-profit)
  • COMMERCIAL DRIVER INSTITUTE INC (Location: PO BOX 2664; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gulfport:

  • MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; PERKINSTON, MS; Full-time enrollment: 6,329)
  • PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; POPLARVILLE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,433)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (about 56 miles; HATTIESBURG, MS; Full-time enrollment: 12,541)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA (about 66 miles; MOBILE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 9,082)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AT NEW ORLEANS (about 71 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,217)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS (about 74 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Full-time enrollment: 12,442)
  • BISHOP STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 74 miles; MOBILE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,758)

Schools

Public high schools in Gulfport:

  • GULFPORT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,747; Location: 100 PERRY STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HARRISON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,650; Location: 15600 SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • HARRISON CO VOC COMPLEX (Location: 15600 SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • HARRISON COUNTY ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 11072 HIGHWAY 49; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • GULFPORT VOCATIONAL ANNEX (Location: 100 PERRY STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Gulfport:

  • ST JOHN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 391; Location: 620 PASS ROAD; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • BIBLE BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 254; Location: 12200 DEDEAUX ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Gulfport:

  • NORTH GULFPORT SEVENTH AND EIGHTH (Students: 1,097; Location: 4715 ILLINOIS AVENUE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • THREE RIVERS ELEMENTARY (Students: 884; Location: 13500 THREE RIVERS ROAD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • BAYOU VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 786; Location: 212 43RD STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BEL AIRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 738; Location: 10531 KLEIN ROAD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • GULFPORT CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 726; Location: 1310 42ND AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HARRISON CENTRAL 9TH GRADE (Students: 713; Location: 10453 KLEIN ROAD; Grades: 09 – 09)
  • HARRISON CENTRAL ELEMENTARY (Students: 711; Location: 15451 DEDEAUX ROAD; Grades: KG – 03)
  • ANNISTON AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 606; Location: 2314 JONES STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ORANGE GROVE ELEMENTARY (Students: 587; Location: 11391 OLD HIGHWAY 49; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • LIZANA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 550; Location: 15341 LIZANA SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: KG – 06)

Private primary/middle schools in Gulfport:

  • ST JOHN INTERPAROCHIAL ELEM SC (Students: 268; Location: 2415 17TH STREET; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 603 WEST AVENUE; Grades: PK – 6)
  • WESTMINSTER ACADEMY (Students: 200; Location: 5003 LAWSON AVENUE; Grades: PK – 6)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 92; Location: 24TH AVE AT HWY 90; Grades: PK – 5)

Libraries

Library in Gulfport:

  • HARRISON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,889,116; Location: 1300 21ST AVENUE; 270,545 books; 7,758 audio materials; 7,934 video materials; 561 serial subscriptions)