Gulfport is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 71,822 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Gulfport is the second largest community in Mississippi.
Gulfport real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Gulfport house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, Gulfport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gulfport are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gulfport is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gulfport who work in office and administrative support (14.16%), sales jobs (12.40%), and food service (10.10%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Gulfport, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
One of the nice things about Gulfport 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.
The citizens of Gulfport are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.42% of adults in Gulfport having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gulfport in 2010 was $21,541, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,164 for a family of four. However, Gulfport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gulfport is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gulfport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gulfport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gulfport include Irish, German, French, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Gulfport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.