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 12,342 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gulfport who work in sales jobs (15.11%), office and administrative support (12.06%), and management occupations (11.10%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.47% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.41% of adults in Gulfport have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Gulfport in 2018 was $39,165, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,660 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 French.