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Biloxi is a city in Harrison County.
The community name derives from a Sioux term for "first people."
The latitude of Biloxi is 30.395N. The longitude is -88.885W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 48,972.
The Biloxi economy rebounded after state legislators approved casino gambling in 1990.
The city, which suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Camille in 1969, was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. More than 5,000 buildings were destroyed by the storm.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Biloxi demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harrison 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 39530 ZIP code.
10% of Biloxi residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Biloxi ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Biloxi was $17,809, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Biloxi residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Biloxi include West Beach Historic District, West Central Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Biloxi, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $453. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $868.
Libraries in Biloxi include Biloxi Public Library, Division Street Study Center, Margaret S. Sherry Memorial Library, Saint Martin Public Library, West Biloxi Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Biloxi include Biloxi Sun Herald
TV stations in Biloxi include WLOX, WMAH.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WMAH-FM.
Harrison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Biloxi political report.
The average commute time for Biloxi workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 18 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Biloxi between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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