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.
Biloxi 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.
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 citizens of Biloxi are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.87% of adults in Biloxi having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.