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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Pass Christian, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Pass Christian, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Pass Christian’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Pass Christian does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $50,489.00.
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.
Pass Christian is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (15.64%), sales jobs (11.54%), and management occupations (10.49%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Pass Christian has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Pass Christian has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Pass Christian than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Pass Christian may be for you.
One of the nice things about Pass Christian 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.
As is often the case in a small city, Pass Christian doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Pass Christian citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.89% 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 $25,313, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,252 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 Irish, English, German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Pass Christian is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Spanish.