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 12,322 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Gulfport is the 181st largest community in Florida.
Gulfport is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gulfport is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gulfport who work in office and administrative support (16.11%), management occupations (11.60%), and sales jobs (9.98%).
Of important note, Gulfport is also a city of artists. Gulfport has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Gulfport’s character.
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.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The overall education level of Gulfport citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.56% of adults in Gulfport have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Gulfport in 2010 was $30,968, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,872 for a family of four. However, Gulfport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gulfport is a very 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Gulfport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.