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 13,043 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 $42,002.00.
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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bay St. Louis is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 office and administrative support (13.98%), sales jobs (9.41%), and management occupations (8.52%).
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The percentage of people in Bay St. Louis who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.27% of adults in Bay St. Louis have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bay St. Louis in 2010 was $23,652, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,608 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 Irish, French, German, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Bay St. Louis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.