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Bay Saint Louis is a city in Hancock County, in the Gulfport-Biloxi metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for King Louis IX of France.

The latitude of Bay Saint Louis is 30.308N. The longitude is -89.33W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,150.


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Median household income
Local
$34,106
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bay Saint Louis demographic reports
Bay Saint Louis is on St. Louis Bay and Mississippi Sound.
Former and merged names include:
· Shieldborough
The concrete bridge that spans the bay was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, which struck in late August of 2005, and not reopened until May of 2007.
Well-known residents have included:
· Stephen E. Ambrose, biographer and historian
Local festivals include:
  • Crab Festival - June 29-July 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bay Saint Louis web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Stennis Space Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bay Saint Louis demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hancock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Biloxi-Gulfport area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 39576 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Bay Saint Louis residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bay Saint Louis ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bay Saint Louis was $18,483, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

25% of Bay Saint Louis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Bay Saint Louis include Beach Boulevard Historic District, Main Street Historic District, Sycamore Street Historic District, Washington Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bay Saint Louis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $394.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $785.


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Libraries in Bay Saint Louis include Bay Saint Louis - Hancock County Library ... View libraries

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Hancock County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bay Saint Louis political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Bay Saint Louis workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Bay Saint Louis include Casino Magic & Golf Resort, Casino Magic & Golf Resort - Bay Tower, Casino Magic Bay Tower, Casino Magic Inn, Key West Inn, Villager Premier Bay Saint Louis.

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