Moss Point, MS
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Moss Point is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 13,654 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Moss Point is the 30th largest community in Mississippi.

Moss Point is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Moss Point is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Moss Point who work in office and administrative support (15.44%), food service (8.69%), and sales jobs (6.20%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Moss Point has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Moss Point a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Moss Point 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.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Moss Point rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.89% of adults 25 and older in Moss Point have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Moss Point in 2010 was $19,384, 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 $77,536 for a family of four. However, Moss Point contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Moss Point is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Moss Point home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Moss Point residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Moss Point include Irish, German, English, and French .

The most common language spoken in Moss Point is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.