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Population in 2012: 13,687 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.7%
 

Males: 6,972  (50.9%)
Females: 6,715  (49.1%)

Median resident age:  42.5 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39563, 39567.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,044 (it was $32,075 in 2000)
Moss Point:

$34,044
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,887

Moss Point city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,780 (it was $58,400 in 2000)
Moss Point:

$86,780
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $116,889; Detached houses: $118,413; Townhouses or other attached units: $100,395; In 2-unit structures: $71,791; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $145,576; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $219,361; Mobile homes: $44,712

Median gross rent in 2012: $805.

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  • Black alone - 10,048 (73.3%)
  • White alone - 3,172 (23.1%)
  • Hispanic - 254 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 122 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 60 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 28 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 16 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.03%)

Races in Moss Point detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Moss Point: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: United States (4.9%), Irish (4.4%), German (4.0%), English (3.2%), French (1.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/29/1901

Elevation: 22 feet

Land area: 25.0 square miles.

Population density: 547 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Moss Point:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 13.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Moss Point city:

  • Never married: 35.9%
  • Now married: 35.8%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

91 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 85 registered sex offenders living in Moss Point, Mississippi as of July 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Moss Point to the number of sex offenders is 161 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,128 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $798 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Biloxi, MS (24.0 miles , pop. 50,644).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (96.6 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (412.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Pascagoula, MS (1.9 miles ), Helena, MS (2.3 miles ), Escatawpa, MS (2.4 miles ), Gautier, MS (2.7 miles ), Hickory Hills, MS (2.7 miles ), Grand Bay, AL (3.4 miles ), Big Point, MS (3.5 miles) , Vancleave, MS (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $78,900
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $76,600
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $72,700
  • 2001: 32 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 2003: 28 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2006: 28 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 30.41 N, Longitude: 88.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -813 (-5.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 994 (18.0%)

Area code: 228

Moss Point household income distribution Moss Point home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Moss Point by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2010 2012
Murders 32455200
per 100,000 18.812.925.932.433.213.80.00.0
Rapes 2014131212121612
per 100,000 125.690.284.277.979.683.0116.087.2
Robberies 5661273848393129
per 100,000 351.6392.9174.8246.5318.5269.6224.8210.8
Assaults 22966312940247163
per 100,000 1437.9425.1200.8188.1265.4165.9514.9458.0
Burglaries 690601361465491429411314
per 100,000 4332.53870.72337.83016.73258.12966.02980.92282.6
Thefts 686495467577624472311368
per 100,000 4307.43188.03024.23743.44140.73263.32255.62675.2
Auto thefts 145101811222351357054
per 100,000 910.5650.5524.5791.51559.4933.4507.7392.6
Arson 18N/A573002
per 100,000 113.0N/A32.445.419.90.00.014.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.7) 1099.7765.2548.4675.3812.0632.5614.0532.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Moss Point detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 36 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Mississippi average:

2.00

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Moss Point, Mississippi accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,806 (-10.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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Average climate in Moss Point, Mississippi

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Tornado activity:

Moss Point-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.0 miles away from the Moss Point city center injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/25/1982, a category F3 tornado 26.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Moss Point-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 89.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.0 miles away from Moss Point center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/30/2003 at 02:28:03, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1997 at 03:39:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.3 miles away from Moss Point center
On 5/16/2008 at 18:39:14, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Storms: 4, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jason Armstead - Football player, Jack Jackson (American football) - College football player, John Brock (CEO) - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Sam Leslie - Baseball player, Damarius Bilbo - Football player, Don Hultz - Player of football, Alcender Jackson - Football offensive guard, Cavin Payton - College basketball player (SE Louisiana Lions), Ed Khayat - Football player, Frank Molden - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Moss Point:

  • WE CARE HOSPICE INC (Hospital, 3737 MAIN STREET)
  • CHATEAU DEVILLE INC (Nursing Home, 4501 JEFFERSON AV BOX 529)
  • SINGING RIVER REHAB AND NURS CTR (Nursing Home, 3401 MAIN STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Moss Point, MS

Airports and heliports located in Moss Point:


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Amtrak station near Moss Point:

  • 4 miles: PASCAGOULA (505 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Moss Point:

  • University of South Alabama (about 29 miles; Mobile, AL; Full-time enrollment: 10,934)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 45 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 6,824)
  • Columbia Southern University (about 53 miles; Orange Beach, AL; FT enrollment: 7,407)
  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 55 miles; Bay Minette, AL; FT enrollment: 2,682)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 68 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,893)
  • William Carey University (about 77 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 2,298)
  • The University of West Florida (about 79 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 7,005)

Public high schools in Moss Point:

Public elementary/middle schools in Moss Point:

Private elementary/middle school in Moss Point:

  • LITTLE PEOPLE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 125; Location: 4407 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 6; Boys only)
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Notable locations in Moss Point: Interstate 10 Boat Ramp (A), Moss Point Boat Launch (B), Highway 63 Boat Ramp (C), Mac's Fishing Camp (D), Moss Point City Library (E), Moss Point City Hall (F), Magnolia Community Center (G), Moss Point Fire Department North Station (H), Moss Point Fire Department Central Station (I), Moss Point Fire Investigator (J), Moss Point Auxiliary Police (K), Moss Point Police Department (L), Singing River Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (M), River Front Community Center (N), Moss Point Municipal Building (O), Moss Point Fire Department Rueben Morris Station (P), Moss Point Fire Department Kreole Station (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Belview Shopping Center (1), Oak Center Shopping Center (2), Southgate Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Moss Point include: Zion Methodist Church (A), Olivet Baptist Church (B), Trinity Bible Church (C), Summerville United Methodist Church (D), Shiloh Baptist Church (E), Second Missionary Baptist Church (F), Saint Paul United Methodist Church (G), Saint Josephs Catholic Church (H), Pineview Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: First Baptist Cemetery (1), Evergreen Memorial Gardens (2), Saint Paul Cemetery (3), Griffin Cemetery (4), Zion Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Beardslee Lake (A), O'Leary Lake (B), Lake Catch-em-all (C), Bounds Lake (D), McInnis Lake (E), Robertson Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Black Creek (A), Dutch Bayou (B), Brickyard Bayou (C), Escatawpa River (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Moss Point include: Moss Point Recreation Center (1), Bellview Park (2), Rames Khayat Memorial Park (3), Sue Ellen Street Park (4), Frederick Street Park (5), Jackson County Ski Area (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Presley W L (Arcades & Amusements; 10523 Goodes Mill Lake Road) (1), Gulf Coast Alligator Farm & Airboat Ride (Recreational Trips & Guides; 10300 East Highway 90) (2), Alligator Farm (Tours & Charters; 10300 Highway 90) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn (6801 Highway 63) (1), Holiday Inn Express (4800 Amoco Drive) (2), Chattery Lounge (6007 Highway 90) (3), Ramada Limited (6292 Highway 63) (4), Shular Inn (6623 Highway 63) (5), Ramada Limited And Suites Moss Point (6292 Highway 63) (6), Four Seasons Produce (4507 Main Street) (7), Pascagoula-Days Inn Moss Point (I-10 Ex Highway 63 Moss Point Highway 63 S) (8), Comfort Inn Moss Point (6801 Sr 63 North) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.3. This is about average.
City:

31.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.7
U.S.:

25.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.38
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Moss Point and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF MOSS POINT (Population served: 17337, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-05-2000 and NOV-05-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2000), St Public Notif received (OCT-26-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2005)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between NOV-04-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and NOV-12-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-12-2003)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-11-2002)
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
ESCATAWPA UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 7072, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and NOV-12-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-12-2003)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-11-2002)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2001 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
HELENA PARK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 47, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-27-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2003)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Moss Point that have no violations reported:

  • PRESLEYS OUTING (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.5%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.8% for Black residents, 63.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 92.4% for other race residents, 14.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.7%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Moss Point, MS

95 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
126 people in nursing homes in 2000
16 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Moss Point compared to Mississippi state average:

Moss Point, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • 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 above state average.


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Banks with branches in Moss Point (2011 data):

  • Merchants & Marine Bank: Escatawpa Branch, Moss Point Branch - Main Street, Hurley Branch. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $556.1 mil, Deposits: $476.8 mil, headquarters in Pascagoula, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Merchants & Marine Bancorp, Inc.
  • Hancock Bank: Moss Point Main Branch at 5025 Main Street, branch established on 1907/03/14. 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
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association: 4201 Bellview Branch at 4201 Bellview, branch established on 1955/10/28. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $268.0 mil, Deposits: $176.7 mil, headquarters in Pascagoula, MS, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Moss Point, Mississippi:

  • Best Western Flagship Inn - Moss Point, 4830 Amoco Rd, Moss Point, MS 39563 , Phone: (228) 475-5000
  • Comfort Inn - Moss Point, 6801 Hwy 63 North, Moss Point, MS 39563 , Phone: (228) 474-3600, Fax: (228) 474-3600
  • Shular Inn - Moss Point, 6623 Hwy 63, Moss Point, MS 39563 , Phone: (228) 474-2100
  • Ramada Inn - Moss Point, 6007 Hwy 90, Moss Point, MS 39563 , Phone: (228) 769-6200
  • Quality Inn Pascagoula/Moss Point, 6800 Hwy 63, Moss Point, MS 39563 , Phone: (228) 475-2477, Fax: (228) 475-8990
  • Holiday Inn Express, 4800 Amoco Dr, Moss Point, MS 39563 , Phone: (228) 474-2100
  • Best Western Flagship Inn, 4830 Amoco Dr, Moss Point, MS 39563 , Phone: (228) 474-2100
  • Super 8 Motel, 6824 Hwy 613, Moss Point, MS 39563 , Phone: (228) 474-1855, Fax: (228) 475-5984
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Moss Point, Mississippi

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Moss Point travel time to work - commute


Moss Point mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Utility gas (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Moss Point city (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.29%
Here52.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents48.9%18.8%14.1%4.5%1.7%
Congregations26.6%7.6%17.7%12.7%1.9%
NameChurches of ChristBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaCommunity Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.7%1.6%1.5%1.4%6.0%
Congregations6.3%4.4%2.5%1.9%18.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Jackson County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Jackson County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Jackson County:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 81
Here:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

31.7%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.9%
State:

14.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$16,361$28,0470$0
Other Government Administration 5$16,210$38,9049$6,883
Judicial and Legal 4$7,419$22,2571$1,827
Police Protection - Officers 22$61,461$33,5240$0
Police - Other 9$16,458$21,9442$350
Firefighters 37$106,141$34,4240$0
Streets and Highways 3$8,645$34,5800$0
Health 1$1,701$20,4120$0
Sewerage 6$13,703$27,4060$0
Parks and Recreation 3$7,569$30,2760$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$5,811$34,8660$0
Water Supply 11$24,581$26,8160$0
Gas Supply 8$20,112$30,1680$0
Other and Unallocable 8$20,156$30,2340$0
Totals for Government 126$326,328$31,07912$9,060

Moss Point government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,389,000 ($101.48)
    Regular Highways: $443,000 ($32.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $151,000 ($11.03)
    General: $21,000 ($1.53)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,537,000 ($185.36)
    Police Protection: $2,085,000 ($152.33)
    Gas Utilities: $2,066,000 ($150.95)
    Fire Protection: $1,686,000 ($123.18)
    Water Utilities: $1,299,000 ($94.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $802,000 ($58.60)
    General Public Buildings: $712,000 ($52.02)
    General - Other: $590,000 ($43.11)
    Regular Highways: $487,000 ($35.58)
    Parks & Recreation: $370,000 ($27.03)
    Financial Administration: $350,000 ($25.57)
    Central Staff Services: $197,000 ($14.39)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $131,000 ($9.57)
    Health Services - Other: $121,000 ($8.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $101,000 ($7.38)
    Libraries: $69,000 ($5.04)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($0.15)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $40,000 ($2.92)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $791,000 ($57.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $71,000 ($5.19)
    Regular Highways: $67,000 ($4.90)
    General Public Building: $28,000 ($2.05)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($1.75)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($0.88)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($0.88)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.15)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,243,000 ($456.13)

Moss Point government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,802,000 ($204.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $736,000 ($53.77)
    All Other: $74,000 ($5.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $52,000 ($3.80)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $564,000 ($41.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $179,000 ($13.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $599,000 ($43.76)
    Property Sale Other: $401,000 ($29.30)
    Interest Earnings: $108,000 ($7.89)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $2,282,000 ($166.73)
    Water Utilities: $1,434,000 ($104.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,399,000 ($102.21)
    All Other: $900,000 ($65.76)
    Highways: $334,000 ($24.40)
    Housing & Community Development: $86,000 ($6.28)
  • Tax - Property: $3,646,000 ($266.38)
    Public Utilities: $875,000 ($63.93)
    Other Selective Sales: $322,000 ($23.53)
    NEC: $72,000 ($5.26)

Moss Point government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Gas Utilities: $660,000 ($48.22)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $4,550,000 ($332.43)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,210,000 ($453.72)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,820,000 ($425.22)
    Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $3,925,000 ($286.77)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Gas Utilities: $340,000 ($24.84)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $625,000 ($45.66)
    Other, NEC: $390,000 ($28.49)
    Gas Utilities: $320,000 ($23.38)

Moss Point government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,586,000 ($115.88)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,349,000 ($244.68)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $274,000 ($20.02)

9.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,999 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.11%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($702 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.17%
Mississippi average:

0.09%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Harrison County, MS  3.53% ($28,467 average AGI)
from Mobile County, AL  0.32% ($35,527)
from Hancock County, MS  0.20% ($44,588)


12.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,860 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.59%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

0.23% of residents moved to foreign countries ($639 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.23%
Mississippi average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Harrison County, MS  1.75% ($31,501 average AGI)
to Mobile County, AL  0.93% ($43,555)
to George County, MS  0.35% ($41,385)

Strongest AM radio stations in Moss Point:

  • WZZJ (1580 AM; 5 kW; PASCAGOULA-MOSS POIN, MS; Owner: JUDAH BROADASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTNI (1640 AM; 10 kW; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNTM (710 AM; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBHY (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WDLT (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WLPR (960 AM; 5 kW; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WKSJ (1270 AM; 5 kW; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WROA (1390 AM; 5 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: DOWDY/DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLVV (1410 AM; 5 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WLVV, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Moss Point:

  • W205AP (88.9 FM; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WBUV (104.9 FM; MOSS POINT, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOSM (103.1 FM; OCEAN SPRINGS, MS; Owner: CHARLES H. COOPER)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WRKH (96.1 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXC (99.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABB-FM (97.5 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WABB-FM, INC.)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WXRG (105.9 FM; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WJLQ (100.7 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBLX-FM (92.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYOK (104.1 FM; ATMORE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHIL-FM (91.3 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: SPRING HILL COLLEGE)
  • WDLT-FM (98.3 FM; CHICKASAW, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQYZ (92.5 FM; OCEAN SPRINGS, MS; Owner: GOLDEN GULF COAST BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Moss Point:

  • WKFK-LP (Channel 7; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: FRANCES S. SMITH DBA NCN CABLE ADVERTISING)
  • W51CU (Channel 51; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WKRG-TV (Channel 5; MOBILE, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRBM-LP (Channel 60; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: UPPER GULF COAST, L.L.C.)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WXXV-TV (Channel 25; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.)
  • WEAR-TV (Channel 3; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: WEAR LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WMPV-TV (Channel 21; MOBILE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPMI (Channel 15; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJTC (Channel 44; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W26BR (Channel 26; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WALA-TV (Channel 10; MOBILE, AL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Moss Point fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 203 meters (666ft)
Total average daily traffic: 46,760
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,394
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 68,505

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 8
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Moss Point, MS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Moss Point)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

109 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Moss Point, MS)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • MOSS POINT, 6716 Frank Griggin Road (Lat: 30.439722 Lon: -88.551944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 51.2 m, Call Sign: WQFT972
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/03/2006, Expiration Date: 10/03/2016, Certifier: Victor H Meena
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Email:
  • Cumbest Bluff, Harmony Ct. Near Big Point Rd. (Lat: 30.583750 Lon: -88.554194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Overall height: 85.6 m, Call Sign: WQND571
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/30/2010, Expiration Date: 12/30/2020, Certifier: Richard K Ashley Pe
    Registrant: Southern Mississippi Electric Power Association, Hattisburg, MS 39404-5849, Phone: (601) 268-2083, Fax: (601) 261-2395, Email:
  • 4519 Jefferson Ave (Lat: 30.387694 Lon: -88.516667), Overall height: 23.5 m, Call Sign: WLF218
    Assigned Frequencies: 946.375 MHz, 946.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/28/1985, Expiration Date: 06/01/1996, Cancellation Date: 02/25/1999
    Registrant: Wgud/Stereo/Inc., 4519 Jefferson Ave, Moss Ponit, MS 39563
  • 4519 Jefferson Ave (Lat: 30.387694 Lon: -88.516667), Overall height: 23.5 m, Call Sign: WLF220
    Assigned Frequencies: 944.375 MHz, 944.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/28/1985, Expiration Date: 06/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/19/2004
    Registrant: Shaw Pittman LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20037-1128, Phone: (202) 663-8128, Fax: (202) 663-8007, Email:
  • 3501 Main Street (Lat: 30.453528 Lon: -88.557222), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WLG352, Licensee ID: L01076701
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/21/1986, Expiration Date: 06/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/31/2010
    Registrant: Cc Licenses, LLC, 2625 S. Memorial Drive, Suite A, Tulsa, OK 74129
  • 4519 Jefferson Avenue (Lat: 30.387694 Lon: -88.516667), Overall height: 23.5 m, Call Sign: WLJ232
    Assigned Frequencies: 946.625 MHz, 946.375 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/19/1985, Expiration Date: 06/01/1996, Cancellation Date: 02/25/1999
    Registrant: Wgud/Stereo/Inc, 4519 Jefferson Avenue, Moss Point, MS 39563

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Moss Point)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Moss Point)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$108,64124$81,983125$83,46782$24,9413$188,07338$53,6013$20,597
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$04$85,40824$87,0258$43,0580$07$65,2570$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$81,27035$82,898100$85,89477$25,2080$023$61,7753$31,120
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$91,80910$106,94532$75,23211$55,3880$09$60,0110$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$200,5157$141,02622$91,9351$328,2000$01$45,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0413.00 , 0414.00, 0415.00, 0416.00, 0417.00, 0418.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$86,6350$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$78,370
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$131,190
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0413.00 , 0414.00, 0415.00, 0416.00, 0417.00, 0418.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 632
  • Hazardous Condition: 84
  • Service Call: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Moss Point


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Moss Point, MS

Most common first names in Moss Point, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15468.3 years
Willie12970.2 years
Mary12075.8 years
John12071.3 years
Robert9868.1 years
William8972.0 years
Charles6566.9 years
George6372.5 years
Annie5278.3 years
Henry4872.1 years
Most common last names in Moss Point, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9372.8 years
Johnson7569.7 years
Williams7470.8 years
Jones6767.6 years
Davis5570.5 years
Miller4672.2 years
Brown4269.9 years
Green3671.2 years
Taylor3672.7 years
Jackson3472.7 years
Businesses in Moss Point, MS
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1KFC1
Burger King1La Quinta1
Church's Chicken1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Cracker Barrel1Ruby Tuesday1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1Waffle House3

Moss Point on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Patricia Hall Riley (1)
  • Vera Mae Johnson (1)
  • James H. Paulk (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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