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 18,490 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 a blue-collar town, with 35.78% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Gautier is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gautier who work in office and administrative support (10.49%), healthcare (8.48%), and sales jobs (7.78%).
One of the nice things about Gautier 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.
Being a small city, Gautier does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Gautier is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.51% of adults 25 and older in Gautier have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gautier in 2018 was $26,489, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,956 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. Gautier also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.98% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gautier include Irish, German, English, African, and European.
The most common language spoken in Gautier is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.