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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gulfport was $17,554, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Gulfport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Gulfport include Harbor Square Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Gulfport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $446. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $799.
Libraries in Gulfport include Gulfport Public Library, Orange Grove Branch Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Gulfport include WXXV.
Harrison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gulfport political report.
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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