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 12,030 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bay St. Louis is the 43rd largest community in Mississippi. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Bay St. Louis, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Bay St. Louis, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Bay St. Louis’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Bay St. Louis does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $38,130.00.
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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bay St. Louis who work in sales jobs (13.19%), office and administrative support (11.14%), and food service (9.67%).
One of the nice things about Bay St. Louis is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In terms of college education, Bay St. Louis is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.83% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bay St. Louis in 2010 was $21,372, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,488 for a family of four. However, Bay St. Louis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bay St. Louis is a somewhat 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 Italian, French , German, and English.
The most common language spoken in Bay St. Louis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.