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Pascagoula is a city in Jackson County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Pascagoula River, which was named for an Indian term for "bread people"

The latitude of Pascagoula is 30.365N. The longitude is -88.556W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,865.


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Median household income
Local
$32,042
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pascagoula demographic reports
Pascagoula is on Mississippi Sound
Former and merged names include:
· Scranton
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 136. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 5.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jimmy Buffett, musician
Nearby parks & recreation: Shepard State Park
Historic sites and museums: Old Spanish Fort
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.)

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Pascagoula residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pascagoula ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pascagoula was $16,891, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Pascagoula residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Pascagoula, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $400.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $767.


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Libraries in Pascagoula include East Central Public Library, Pascagoula Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Pascagoula workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pascagoula between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Pascagoula include La Font Inn, Super 8, Villager Premier Pascagoula, Villager Premier Pascagoula.

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