Pascagoula, MS

Pascagoula profile

Living in Pascagoula

Pascagoula 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 21,699 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Pascagoula is the 18th largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities, Pascagoula isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pascagoula are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pascagoula is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pascagoula who work in office and administrative support (9.61%), sales jobs (9.61%), and management occupations (8.02%).

Pascagoula 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.

One of the benefits of Pascagoula is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.07 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Pascagoula with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.87% of adults in Pascagoula have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pascagoula in 2018 was $24,627, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,508 for a family of four. However, Pascagoula contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pascagoula is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pascagoula home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pascagoula residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pascagoula also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.99% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pascagoula include African, Irish, English, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in Pascagoula is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.