Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 13,043 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +58.9%
Males: 6,029  (46.2%)
Females: 7,014  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

40.0 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39520, 39556, 39576.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,386 (it was $34,106 in 2000)
Bay St. Louis:

$47,386
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,957 (it was $18,483 in 2000)

Bay St. Louis city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $171,847 (it was $92,500 in 2000)
Bay St. Louis:

$171,847
MS:

$120,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $769.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bay St. Louis: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.2%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents, 0.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bay St. Louis, MS (2010)
    • 7,43780.3%White alone
    • 1,15112.4%Black alone
    • 3323.6%Hispanic
    • 1842.0%Two or more races
    • 1081.2%Asian alone
    • 280.3%American Indian alone
    • 150.2%Other race alone
    • 50.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Bay St. Louis detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 63 registered sex offenders living in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bay St. Louis is 182 to 1.


Crime rates in Bay St. Louis by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(42.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(12.0)
4
(48.3)
1
(15.6)
3
(36.6)
3
(38.6)
4
(48.8)
2
(21.5)
4
(42.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(47.9)
11
(132.7)
6
(93.8)
4
(48.8)
6
(77.2)
1
(12.2)
2
(21.5)
11
(116.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(71.9)
7
(84.5)
14
(218.8)
3
(36.6)
4
(51.5)
3
(36.6)
15
(161.4)
7
(74.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
67
(802.9)
103
(1,243)
88
(1,375)
59
(719.5)
84
(1,081)
92
(1,123)
122
(1,313)
77
(816.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
342
(4,098)
319
(3,849)
369
(5,767)
242
(2,951)
317
(4,078)
241
(2,943)
282
(3,034)
290
(3,076)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
25
(299.6)
28
(337.9)
17
(265.7)
21
(256.1)
15
(193.0)
19
(232.0)
16
(172.1)
17
(180.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(12.0)
2
(24.1)
6
(93.8)
2
(24.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(32.3)
3
(31.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)282.4363.3463.8240.1344.2265.0282.9363.3

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City-data.com crime index in Bay St. Louis, MS

Crime rate in Bay St. Louis detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 26 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Mississippi average:

2.11
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Ancestries: American (14.3%), Irish (12.0%), Italian (11.7%), French (8.8%), German (7.4%), English (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 25 feet

Land area: 6.12 square miles.

Population density: 2,132 people per square mile   (low).

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi map

134 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,380 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,059 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulfport, MS (17.1 miles , pop. 71,127).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (48.9 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (363.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Waveland, MS (1.7 miles ),
Henderson Point, MS (1.9 miles),
Shoreline Park, MS (1.9 miles ),
Diamondhead, MS (2.2 miles ),
Pass Christian, MS (2.4 miles ),
DeLisle, MS (2.5 miles ),
Kiln, MS (3.0 miles ),
Long Beach, MS (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 30.31 N, Longitude: 89.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +418 (+3.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,539 (32.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 228

Distribution of median household income in Bay St. Louis, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bay St. Louis, MS in 2017
Bay St. Louis satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 34 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 1998: 34 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 1999: 39 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2000: 37 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2001: 37 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2003: 45 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2004: 45 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2007: 95 buildings, average cost: $142,100
  • 2008: 227 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2009: 188 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2010: 190 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2011: 187 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2012: 226 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2013: 255 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2014: 268 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2015: 290 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2016: 267 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2017: 308 buildings, average cost: $151,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Bay St. Louis, MS residents
Average permit cost in Bay St. Louis, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Bay St. Louis, MS
Historical housing units in Bay St. Louis, MS
Most common industries in Bay St. Louis, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.7%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Public administration (8.8%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.1%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (13.6%)
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Bay St. Louis, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.0%)
  • Computer specialists (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.4%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)

Average climate in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bay St. Louis, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.2. This is about average.

City:

68.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.83. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.83
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.41
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bay St. Louis-area historical tornado activity is below Mississippi state average. It is 36% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the Bay St. Louis city center injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1980, a category F3 tornado 10.8 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bay St. Louis-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 179.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 326.1 miles away from Bay St. Louis center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 135.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 246.5 miles away from Bay St. Louis center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 181.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 165.9 miles away from Bay St. Louis center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bay St. Louis topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bay St. Louis:

  • DUNBAR VILLAGE TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; BAY SAINT LOUIS, MS)
  • HOTEL REED NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; BAY ST LOUIS, MS)
  • FMC BAY ST LOUIS S. MS KIDNEY CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; DIAMONDHEAD, MS)
  • WOODLAND VILLAGE NURSING CENTE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DIAMONDHEAD, MS)
  • MIRAMAR LODGE NH (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PASS CHRISTIAN, MS)
  • MIRAMAR LODGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PASS CHRISTIAN, MS)
  • DIXIE WHITE HOUSE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PASS CHRISTIAN, MS)

Amtrak station:

BAY ST. LOUIS (303 S. RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: public payphones, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bay St. Louis:

  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 35 miles; Perkinston, MS; Full-time enrollment: 8,320)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 39 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,074)
  • University of New Orleans (about 48 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,201)
  • Delgado Community College (about 51 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 12,843)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana (about 52 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Tulane University of Louisiana (about 54 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 11,089)
  • Loyola University New Orleans (about 54 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 3,912)

Public high school in Bay St. Louis:

Private high schools in Bay St. Louis:

  • ST STANISLAUS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 360, Location: 304 S BEACH BLVD, Grades: 7-12, Boys only)
  • OUR LADY ACADEMY (Students: 221, Location: 222 S BEACH BLVD, Grades: 7-12, Girls only)

Public elementary/middle school in Bay St. Louis:

  • NORTH BAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 602 PINE ST., Grades: 3-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Bay St. Louis:

  • HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 325, Location: 301 S SECOND ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Bay St. Louis

Library in Bay St. Louis:

  • HANCOCK COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,932,788; Location: 312 HWY. 90; 118,678 books; 6,342 audio materials; 12,803 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 53 state licensed databases; 256 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private High School in Bay St. Louis SAINT STANISLAUS COLLEGE (Students: 528; Location: 304 South Beach Blvd.; Grades: 6 - 12; Resident and Day; Boys only)
  • First Presbyterian Church (located on Ulman Avenue), Bay St. Louis - please include in your church listings.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bay St. Louis: Bay Cove Marina (A), Bay Saint Louis Amtrak Station (B), Casino Magic Recreational Vehicle Park (C), Bay Waveland Yacht Club (D), Cedar Point Boat Ramp (E), Hancock County Library (F), Hancock County Courthouse (G), Bay Saint Louis City Hall (H), Bay Saint Louis Fire Department Station 1 (I), Hancock County Fire Marshal's Office (J), Hancock County Sheriff's Department (K), Hancock County Sheriff's Department Jail (L), Bay Saint Louis City Police Department (M), Dunbar Village Terrace Nursing Home Center (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bay St. Louis include: Saint Rose de Lima Catholic Church (A), Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church (B), Main Street United Methodist Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Christ Episcopal Church (E), Bay Saint Louis Church of Christ (F), Calvary Chapel Bay Saint Louis (G), First Missionary Baptist Church (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Garden of Memory Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

River: Jourdan River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Bay St. Louis include: Tiger Stadium (1), Saint Stanislaus Stadium (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Richmond Barthé - Artist, Shannon Garrett - Football player, John Scafide - Football player, Leo Norris - Baseball player.

Hancock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.1%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.9%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Bay St. Louis in 2010:

  • 167 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 85 people in college/university student housing
  • 70 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Bay St. Louis in 2000:

  • 157 people in nursing homes
  • 133 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 26 people in religious group quarters
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Bay St. Louis (2011 data):

  • Hancock Bank: Bay 90 Branch at 601 Highway 90, branch established on 1976/06/28; Bay St Louis Main Branch at 100 South Beach Boulevard, branch established on 1938/08/27. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $4,988.4 mil, Deposits: $4,121.5 mil, headquarters in Gulfport, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 81 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • The First, A National Banking Association: Bay St. Louis - Hwy 90 Branch at 800 Highway 90, branch established on 1967/07/28. Info updated 2011/10/07: Bank assets: $679.9 mil, Deposits: $567.3 mil, headquarters in Hattiesburg, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares, Inc., The
  • The Peoples Bank, Biloxi, Mississippi: Diamonhead Branch at 4408 West Aloha Drive, branch established on 1992/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $800.3 mil, Deposits: $468.1 mil, headquarters in Biloxi, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Bay St. Louis:

Marital status in Bay St. Louis, MS
  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

For population 25 years and over in Bay St. Louis:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Mississippi average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bay St. Louis
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bay St. Louis, MS (based on Hancock County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,3926
Evangelical Protestant5,18230
Mainline Protestant1,90412
Other6112
Black Protestant2132
None30,627-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Hancock County:

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Hancock County:

8.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.0%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

30.6%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hancock County:

13.3%
State:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bay St. Louis:

48.1%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.0%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.0%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.7%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.6%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
Bay St. Louis:

53.7%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.3%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bay St. Louis, MS Residents

Bay St. Louis government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $875,000 ($67.09)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $3,117,000 ($238.98)
    Regular Highways: $1,113,000 ($85.33)
    Central Staff Services: $843,000 ($64.63)
    Police Protection: $525,000 ($40.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $493,000 ($37.80)
    Financial Administration: $413,000 ($31.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $286,000 ($21.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $191,000 ($14.64)
    Local Fire Protection: $16,000 ($1.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $80,000 ($6.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $48,000 ($3.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000 ($2.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000 ($1.23)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,797,000 ($137.78)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $620,000 ($47.54)

Bay St. Louis government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $493,000 ($37.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $175,000 ($13.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($1.23)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $286,000 ($21.93)
    Donations From Private Sources: $80,000 ($6.13)
    General Revenue - Other: $48,000 ($3.68)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,528,000 ($193.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $1,924,000 ($147.51)
    General Local Government Support: $1,638,000 ($125.58)
    Other: $48,000 ($3.68)
    Highways: $16,000 ($1.23)
  • Tax - Property: $1,543,000 ($118.30)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $32,000 ($2.45)
    Public Utilities Sales: $32,000 ($2.45)

Bay St. Louis government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,206,000 ($1319.18)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,125,000 ($1236.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,081,000 ($82.88)

Bay St. Louis government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,670,000 ($128.04)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $684,000 ($52.44)

8.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.90%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Harrison County, MS  1.93% ($34,077 average AGI)
from Pearl River County, MS  0.87% ($42,163)
from St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.85% ($45,341)


8.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,902 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Harrison County, MS  2.50% ($41,946 average AGI)
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.86% ($40,772)
to Pearl River County, MS  0.71% ($40,596)
Businesses in Bay St. Louis, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Knights Inn1
Advance Auto Parts1Waffle House1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bay St. Louis:

  • WBSL (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: HANCOCK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WROA (1390 AM; 5 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: DOWDY/DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRJW (1320 AM; 5 kW; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: PEARL RIVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WTNI (1640 AM; 10 kW; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQFX (1130 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: WALKING BY FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bay St. Louis:

  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WGCM-FM (102.3 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WJZD (94.5 FM; LONG BEACH, MS; Owner: WJZD, INC.)
  • WXYK (107.1 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKNN-FM (99.1 FM; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJY (93.7 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • WNOE-FM (101.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNO-FM (99.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCPR-FM (97.9 FM; WIGGINS, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBUV (104.9 FM; MOSS POINT, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKND (106.7 FM; PORT SULPHUR, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQRZ-LP (103.5 FM; BAY SAINT LOUIS, MS; Owner: HANCOCK COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOC., INC.)
  • WUJM (96.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Bay St. Louis:

  • WXXV-TV (Channel 25; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • W26BR (Channel 26; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WUPL (Channel 54; SLIDELL, LA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WGNO (Channel 26; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WNOL-TV (Channel 38; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WLAE-TV (Channel 32; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WYES-TV (Channel 12; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GREATER NEW ORLEANS ED TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXN-CA (Channel 10; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WPXL (Channel 49; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVUE (Channel 8; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EMMIS TELEIVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
Bay St. Louis fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Bay St. Louis fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 1,565ft / 477mTotal length
  • $737,000Total costs
  • 149,915Total average daily traffic
  • 23,697Total average daily truck traffic
  • 152,501Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bay St. Louis, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 71960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bay St. Louis, MS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bay St. Louis)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 3300 Port And Harbor Drive (Lat: 30.226583 Lon: -89.560056), Type: Tank, Structure height: 40 m, Call Sign: WPXB574,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.835 MHz, Grant Date: 02/26/2003, Expiration Date: 08/26/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/26/2003, Certifier: Mark T Manuel, Registrant: Hancock County Fire Fighter\'s Association, 26662 Standard - Dedeaux Road, Kiln, MS 39556, Phone: (228) 255-4356, Fax: (228) 255-4356
  • Port Bienville (Lat: 30.230056 Lon: -89.538361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQPG520,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.835 MHz, Grant Date: 05/10/2012, Expiration Date: 08/08/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2012, Certifier: Michelle Cuevas, Registrant: New Wave Licensing Services Inc., 517 Sachs Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0910, Fax: (717) 334-4739, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Bay St. Louis, Us Hwy 90 At Main St. (Lat: 30.312500 Lon: -89.346667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WPON914, Licensee ID: L00069706,
    Assigned Frequencies: 953.000 MHz, Grant Date: 04/27/2000, Expiration Date: 04/27/2010, Cancellation Date: 07/03/2010, Certifier: Jeremy L Bond, Registrant: Coast Electric Power Association
  • BAY ST. LOUIS, 105 Marti Street (Lat: 30.309722 Lon: -89.333611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.9 m, Overall height: 68.6 m, Call Sign: WQFT963,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11505.0 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/15/2016, Expiration Date: 10/03/2026, Certifier: Victor H Meena, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Email:
  • HARRY ST WT, Harry St (Lat: 30.324972 Lon: -89.341167), Type: Tank, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WQIL884,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/2008, Expiration Date: 03/13/2018, Cancellation Date: 05/19/2018, Certifier: Wes Dean, Registrant: Mississippi Department Of Transportation, Jackson, MS 39215, Phone: (601) 359-9710, Fax: (601) 359-5918, Email:
  • PORT BIENVIL, Port Bienville (Lat: 30.228500 Lon: -89.538583), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQQJ455,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6150.28 MHz, Grant Date: 01/07/2013, Expiration Date: 01/07/2023, Certifier: Michelle Cuevas, Registrant: Hancock County E-911 Commission, 18333 Highway 603, Kiln, MS 39556, Phone: (228) 467-8192, Fax: (225) 296-3000, Email:
  • BIENVILLE, Port Bienville (Lat: 30.228472 Lon: -89.538639), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQXK850, Licensee ID: L01412109,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6655.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, Grant Date: 04/04/2016, Expiration Date: 04/04/2026, Certifier: Bill Roach, Registrant: State Of Mississippi Wireless Communicat, 412 East Woodrow Wilson Ave., Ms:66-01, Jackson, MS 39216, Phone: (601) 359-5363, Fax: (601) 359-5362, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Stennis Int'l Airport- 7250 Stennis Airport Drive (Lat: 30.369722 Lon: -89.451389), Type: Mast, Structure height: 22.1 m, Overall height: 26.1 m, Call Sign: WQCJ230, Licensee ID: L00666829,
    Assigned Frequencies: 121.725 MHz, 127.150 MHz, Grant Date: 02/23/2016, Expiration Date: 02/01/2026, Registrant: Stennis International Airport

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA5ALJ, Licensee ID: L00804735, Grant Date: 04/27/2004, Expiration Date: 05/24/2014, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2016, Registrant: Cynthia O Bordes, 7180 Magnolia St., Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
  • Call Sign: KB2YXL, Licensee ID: L00259822, Grant Date: 05/06/2017, Expiration Date: 05/06/2027, Certifier: John P Sullivan, Registrant: John P Sullivan, 302 Saint Francis St, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
  • Call Sign: WA5BBC, Licensee ID: L00291822, Grant Date: 12/03/2010, Expiration Date: 12/24/2020, Certifier: Kenneth L Arnold, Registrant: Kenneth L Arnold, 426 Pecan Park Drive, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$117,19943$127,40279$121,19119$29,70632$143,4440$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$176,3004$188,9339$140,3392$38,4004$167,3500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$145,09716$128,58042$136,14114$39,36420$129,4851$31,090
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$135,8039$135,81835$149,4175$43,0606$180,0820$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$187,9402$92,6355$210,2500$01$78,1200$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0301.00 , 0303.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$235,0773$201,2831$75,140
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$189,3153$202,9302$251,985
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$363,1401$252,3400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$339,2000$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0301.00 , 0303.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bay St. Louis, MS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bay St. Louis, MS - Value

2002 - 2011 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2011 the average number of fires per year is 52. The highest number of fires - 137 took place in 2004, and the least - 12 in 2006. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bay St. Louis, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (53.1%), and Structure Fires (27.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bay St. Louis, MS
    • 27453.1%Outside Fires
    • 14127.3%Structure Fires
    • 6212.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 397.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bay St. Louis, MS
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bay St. Louis, MS
  • 92.2%Electricity
  • 5.7%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bay St. Louis, MS
  • 99.2%Electricity
  • 0.8%Utility gas


Bay St. Louis compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Bay St. Louis on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 (39520) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most casinos in 2005"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
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