Gautier 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 18,512 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Gautier is the 21st largest community in Mississippi.
Gautier real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Gautier house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Gautier is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gautier is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gautier who work in office and administrative support (11.68%), sales jobs (8.38%), and healthcare (7.39%).
Also of interest is that Gautier has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Gautier 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.
As is often the case in a small city, Gautier doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Gautier are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.87% of adults in Gautier having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gautier in 2010 was $24,045, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,180 for a family of four. However, Gautier contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gautier is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gautier home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gautier residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gautier include Irish, German, African, English, and European.
The most common language spoken in Gautier is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.