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Gulfport is a city in Harrison County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for its location on the Gulf of Mexico

The latitude of Gulfport is 30.367N. The longitude is -89.092W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 71,810.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$32,779
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gulfport demographic reports
Gulfport is on Mississippi Sound,
The Gulfport economy was revitalized after state legislators approved casino gambling in 1990.
Public transportation: Coast Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 270. The number of murders and homicides was 11. The violent crime rate was 3.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Lem Barney, football player
Local festivals include:
  • Highlands & Islands Scottish Games & Celtic Festival - Nov. 10-11, 2007
  • Cajun, Country, Swamp Pop Music Festival - Sept. 29-30, 2007
  • Fall Muster - Oct. 20-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Gulfport web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Gulf Islands National Seashore
Gulfport attractions: Casinos
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 90

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Gulfport 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 39507 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Gulfport residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gulfport ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gulfport was $17,554, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Gulfport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Gulfport festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Gulfport include Harbor Square Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Gulfport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $446.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $799.


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Libraries in Gulfport include Gulfport Public Library, Orange Grove Branch Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Gulfport include WXXV.

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Politics

Harrison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gulfport political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Gulfport workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 20 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Gulfport between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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