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Census Data

(Updated October 2012)

As of the census of 2010, there were 69,220 people residing in the city. The population density was 1,191.4 people per square mile (459.9/km²). The city had 74.97% of its population at the age of 18 and above. The racial makeup of the city was 56.86% White, 36.07% African American, 0.39% Native American, 1.69% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 2.13% from other races, and 2.73% from two or more races. Results show that 5.19% of the population was Hispanic/Latino of any race.

There were 31,602 housing units at an average density of 555.4/sq mi (214.4/km²). The city had 83.24% housing units occupied. There was an average of 2.57 persons living in each occupied housing unit.

2010 Census Data

The folliwing data is based on the last census taken in 2010.  

People QuickFacts
Gulfport
Mississippi
Population, 2011 estimate    
69,220
2,978,512
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base    
67,793
2,967,297
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011    
2.1%
0.4%
Population, 2010    
67,793
2,967,297
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010    
8.0%
7.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010    
25.0%
25.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent,  2010    
11.6%
12.8%
Female persons, percent, 2010    
51.0%
51.4%
White persons, percent, 2010 (a)    
56.9%
59.1%
Black persons, percent, 2010 (a)    
36.1%
37.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a)    
0.4%
0.5%
Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a)    
1.7%
0.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a)    
0.1%
0.0%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010    
2.7%
1.1%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b)    
5.2%
2.7%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010    
54.6%
58.0%
Living in same house 1 year & over, 2006-2010    
74.2%
84.3%
Foreign born persons, percent,  2006-2010    
5.1%
2.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010    
7.4%
3.8%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010    
82.3%
79.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010    
19.5%
19.5%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2006-2010    
21.4
23.9
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010    
61.2%
70.8%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010    
24.0%
13.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010    
$126,000
$96,500
Households, 2006-2010    
24,329
1,081,052
Persons per household, 2006-2010    
2.63
2.64
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010    
$20,623
$19,977
Median household income 2006-2010    
$39,956
$37,881
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010    
18.4%
21.2%
Business QuickFacts
Gulfport
Mississippi
Total number of firms, 2007    
5,567
225,977
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007    
18.5%
18.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007    
S
0.3%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007    
3.0%
1.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007    
F
0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007    
1.5%
0.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007    
25.1%
26.9%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)    
346,595
59,869,456
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)    
604,168
23,003,585
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)    
1,641,212
33,751,407
Retail sales per capita, 2007    
$23,796
$11,552
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)    
304,106
7,045,097
Geography QuickFacts
Gulfport
Mississippi
Land area in square miles, 2010    
55.59
46,923.27
Persons per square mile, 2010    
1,219.5
63.2
FIPS Code    
29700
28
Counties    
Harrison County

a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms

(Data taken from the United States Census Bureau website)


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