Ocean Springs 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 17,636 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Ocean Springs is the 24th largest community in Mississippi.
Ocean Springs real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Ocean Springs house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Ocean Springs is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ocean Springs is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ocean Springs who work in management occupations (11.60%), sales jobs (10.78%), and office and administrative support (10.53%).
One of the nice things about Ocean Springs 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 population of Ocean Springs is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.42% of adults in Ocean Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ocean Springs in 2010 was $32,707, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,828 for a family of four. However, Ocean Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ocean Springs is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ocean Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ocean Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ocean Springs include Irish, German, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Ocean Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.