Gulfport is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 71,705 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Gulfport is the second largest community in Mississippi.
Gulfport is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gulfport is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gulfport who work in sales jobs (12.39%), office and administrative support (9.61%), and food service (9.09%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Gulfport. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Gulfport is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The population of Gulfport overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Gulfport, 22.24% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Gulfport in 2018 was $22,570, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,280 for a family of four. However, Gulfport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gulfport is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gulfport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gulfport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gulfport include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Gulfport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.