Biloxi is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 45,975 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Biloxi is the fifth largest community in Mississippi.
Biloxi real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Biloxi house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
10.37% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Biloxi. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Arts and Accommodation industries respectively employ 12.17% and 12.08% of the civilian workforce.
One of the nice things about Biloxi 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.
A lot of people in Biloxi take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Biloxi, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
The education level of Biloxi citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.87% of adults in Biloxi have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Biloxi in 2010 was $22,647, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,588 for a family of four. However, Biloxi contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Biloxi is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Biloxi home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Biloxi residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Biloxi include German, French , English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Biloxi is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.