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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Moss Point is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.18% of the Moss Point workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Moss Point is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Moss Point who work in office and administrative support (14.40%), food service (7.82%), and teaching (6.99%).

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.

One of the nice things about Moss Point 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 percentage of adults in Moss Point with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.88% of adults in Moss Point have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Moss Point in 2010 was $21,075, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,300 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 Scots-Irish.

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