Pass Christian is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 5,498 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Pass Christian is the 72nd largest community in Mississippi. Pass Christian has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Pass Christian, where the median household income is $46,992.00.
Pass Christian real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Pass Christian house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pass Christian is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pass Christian is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pass Christian who work in office and administrative support (13.78%), sales jobs (13.62%), and management occupations (9.24%).
Pass Christian 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Pass Christian is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The overall education level of Pass Christian citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.91% of adults in Pass Christian have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Pass Christian in 2010 was $25,381, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,524 for a family of four. However, Pass Christian contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pass Christian is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pass Christian home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pass Christian residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pass Christian include French , English, Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Pass Christian is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Spanish.