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Bay St. Louis, MS
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Living in Bay St. Louis


Bay St. Louis is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 9,284 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Bay St. Louis is the 46th largest community in Mississippi. Bay St. Louis has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Bay St. Louis, where the median household income is $43,657.00.

Bay St. Louis real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Bay St. Louis house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Bay St. Louis isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bay St. Louis are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bay St. Louis is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bay St. Louis who work in sales jobs (13.40%), teaching (9.53%), and business and financial occupations (9.11%).

Also of interest is that Bay St. Louis 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 Bay St. Louis telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.23% 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.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Bay St. Louis has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Bay St. Louis has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Bay St. Louis than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Bay St. Louis may be for you.

Bay St. Louis 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.

Bay St. Louis is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Bay St. Louis are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.13% of adults in Bay St. Louis have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bay St. Louis in 2018 was $34,736, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,944 for a family of four. However, Bay St. Louis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bay St. Louis is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bay St. Louis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bay St. Louis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bay St. Louis include French, German, English, Italian, and Irish.

The most common language spoken in Bay St. Louis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Chinese.


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