Gulfport is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 12,401 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Gulfport is the 181st largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities, Gulfport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gulfport are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gulfport is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gulfport who work in sales jobs (13.79%), management occupations (11.45%), and office and administrative support (10.49%).
Also of interest is that Gulfport has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Gulfport telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.32% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Gulfport is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The citizens of Gulfport are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.31% of adults in Gulfport have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gulfport in 2010 was $37,694, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,776 for a family of four. However, Gulfport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gulfport is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gulfport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gulfport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gulfport include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Gulfport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.