Moss Point, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 13,398 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.5%
 
Males: 6,492  (48.5%)
Females: 6,906  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

45.2 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39563, 39567.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,591 (it was $32,075 in 2000)
Moss Point:

$39,591
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,727 (it was $15,537 in 2000)

Moss Point city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $115,019 (it was $58,400 in 2000)
Moss Point:

$115,019
MS:

$120,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $765.

March 2019 cost of living index in Moss Point: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.2%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.9% for Black residents, 51.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.7% for American Indian residents, 43.2% for other race residents, 23.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Moss Point, MS (2017)
    • 10,16374.6%Black alone
    • 3,07322.5%White alone
    • 3312.4%Hispanic
    • 1250.9%Two or more races
    • 210.2%Other race alone
    • 160.1%American Indian alone
    • 90.07%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 106 registered sex offenders living in Moss Point, Mississippi as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Moss Point is 129 to 1.


Crime rates in Moss Point by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2010

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(32.4)
5
(33.2)
2
(13.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(77.9)
12
(79.6)
12
(83.0)
16
(116.0)
12
(87.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
38
(246.5)
48
(318.5)
39
(269.6)
31
(224.8)
29
(210.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
29
(188.1)
40
(265.4)
24
(165.9)
71
(514.9)
63
(458.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
465
(3,017)
491
(3,258)
429
(2,966)
411
(2,981)
314
(2,283)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
577
(3,743)
624
(4,141)
472
(3,263)
311
(2,256)
368
(2,675)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
122
(791.5)
235
(1,559)
135
(933.4)
70
(507.7)
54
(392.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(45.4)
3
(19.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)663.0797.1620.9602.8522.8

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City-data.com crime index in Moss Point, MS

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:

2.14
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Ancestries: African (16.0%), American (6.4%), Irish (2.1%), English (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/29/1901

Elevation: 22 feet

Land area: 25.0 square miles.

Population density: 536 people per square mile   (low).

Moss Point, Mississippi map

167 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,389 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,107 (1.1%)

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 )

Latitude: 30.41 N, Longitude: 88.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -565 (-4.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 926 (17.3%)

Area code: 228

Distribution of median household income in Moss Point, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Moss Point, MS in 2017
Moss Point satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $83,600
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $185,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Moss Point, MS residents
Average permit cost in Moss Point, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Moss Point, MS
Historical housing units in Moss Point, MS
Most common industries in Moss Point, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (22.0%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (33.1%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
  • Health care (3.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.0%)
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.6%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Moss Point, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.4%)
  • Cashiers (6.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.3%)

Average climate in Moss Point, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Moss Point, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.3. This is about average.

City:

68.3
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.98. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.98
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.01. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.01
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.53. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.53
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00318. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00318
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Moss Point-area historical tornado activity is below Mississippi state average. It is 16% 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 93% 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 Moss Point 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 310.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 205.6 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 220.1 miles away from the city 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 158.7 miles away from Moss Point 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 192.5 miles away from the city 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 Jackson County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Moss Point topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Moss Point:

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

Airports located in Moss Point:

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: 13,228)
  • Bishop State Community College (about 35 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 2,822)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 45 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 8,320)
  • Columbia Southern University (about 53 miles; Orange Beach, AL; FT enrollment: 14,996)
  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 54 miles; Bay Minette, AL; FT enrollment: 3,703)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 68 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,074)
  • William Carey University (about 77 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 3,510)

Public high schools in Moss Point:

  • EAST CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 21700 SLIDER RD., Grades: 9-12)
  • MOSS POINT ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 3524 PRENTISS AVE., Grades: KG-12)
  • MOSS POINT HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 4913 WEEMS STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • MOSS POINT CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCA (Location: 4924 CHURCH STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Moss Point:

  • EAST CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 5404 HURLEY-WADE RD., Grades: 6-8)
  • EAST CENTRAL LOWER ELEMENTARY (Location: 5621 HWY 614, Grades: PK-2)
  • EAST CENTRAL UPPER ELEMENTARY (Location: 5400 HURLEY-WADE RD., Grades: 3-5)
  • MOSS POINT ESCATAWPA UPPER ELEM (Location: 4208 JAMESTOWN ROAD, Grades: 3-5)
  • MOSS POINT KREOLE PRIMARY SCHOOL (Location: 6312 MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE, Grades: KG-2)
  • MAGNOLIA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 4630 MAGNOLIA ST., Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Moss Point:

  • GATEWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 63, Location: 2690 JEFFERSON AVE, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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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

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 - Football player, Alcender Jackson - Football offensive guard, Cavin Payton - College basketball player (SE Louisiana Lions), Ed Khayat - Football player, Frank Molden - Football player.

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

CITY OF MOSS POINT (Population served: 20,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-07-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-12-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-07-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 123 regular monitoring violations

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

  • PRESLEY'S OUTING (Population served: 112, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Moss Point:

Marital status in Moss Point, MS
  • Never married: 39.9%
  • Now married: 37.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Moss Point:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Mississippi average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Moss Point
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant41,796127
Catholic12,43811
Mainline Protestant11,99635
Black Protestant3,27313
Other1,2549
None68,911-
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: 22
Jackson County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Jackson County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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:
Jackson County:

12.1%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.7%
State:

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

11.9%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.4%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Moss Point:

48.0%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Moss Point:

29.7
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.9%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.4%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Moss Point:

6.7
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Moss Point:

36.3%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
This city:

55.5%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Moss Point:

82.3%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Moss Point, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 34$117,286$41,3950$0
Police Protection - Officers 30$134,314$53,7261$2,524
Financial Administration 10$37,864$45,4370$0
Other Government Administration 10$21,657$25,9880$0
Police - Other 7$17,453$29,9192$1,528
Streets and Highways 5$19,858$47,6590$0
Judicial and Legal 5$10,329$24,7900$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 5$18,113$43,4711$1,010
Other and Unallocable 4$11,523$34,5691$709
Water Supply 4$10,199$30,5970$0
Parks and Recreation 3$9,340$37,3603$2,019
Fire - Other 1$2,577$30,9240$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 118$410,513$41,7478$7,790

Moss Point government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $3,634,000 ($271.23)
    Regular Highways: $437,000 ($32.62)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,533,000 ($189.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,386,000 ($178.09)
    Water Utilities: $1,701,000 ($126.96)
    Gas Utilities: $1,390,000 ($103.75)
    General - Other: $1,329,000 ($99.19)
    Sewerage: $1,231,000 ($91.88)
    Central Staff Services: $1,080,000 ($80.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $891,000 ($66.50)
    Financial Administration: $497,000 ($37.10)
    General Public Buildings: $453,000 ($33.81)
    Regular Highways: $442,000 ($32.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $289,000 ($21.57)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $229,000 ($17.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $228,000 ($17.02)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $149,000 ($11.12)
    Libraries: $132,000 ($9.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $181,000 ($13.51)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $2,657,000 ($198.31)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $130,000 ($9.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $82,000 ($6.12)
    Police Protection: $49,000 ($3.66)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,407,000 ($403.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $377,000 ($28.14)

Moss Point government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,536,000 ($338.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,064,000 ($79.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000 ($4.93)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $227,000 ($16.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $343,000 ($25.60)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($0.60)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $441,000 ($32.92)
    General Revenue - Other: $272,000 ($20.30)
    Rents: $97,000 ($7.24)
    Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($1.34)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($0.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,827,000 ($211.00)
    Gas Utilities: $1,272,000 ($94.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $2,471,000 ($184.43)
    General Local Government Support: $1,447,000 ($108.00)
    Other: $103,000 ($7.69)
    Housing and Community Development: $26,000 ($1.94)
  • Tax - Property: $4,851,000 ($362.07)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,004,000 ($74.94)
    Amusements Sales: $99,000 ($7.39)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $65,000 ($4.85)
    Other License: $2,000 ($0.15)

Moss Point government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,105,000 ($903.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,621,000 ($867.37)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $484,000 ($36.12)

Moss Point government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,977,000 ($371.47)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,769,000 ($132.03)

6.96% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,062 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($478 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.07%
Mississippi average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Harrison County, MS  2.10% ($42,630 average AGI)
from Mobile County, AL  0.45% ($48,027)
from George County, MS  0.20% ($53,706)


7.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,052 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($370 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.06%
Mississippi average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Harrison County, MS  2.14% ($34,322 average AGI)
to Mobile County, AL  0.51% ($43,043)
to George County, MS  0.24% ($74,807)
Businesses in Moss Point, MS
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Holiday Inn1
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
Hilton1Waffle House3

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
See more detailed statistics of Moss Point fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 48Number of bridges
  • 2,917ft / 889mTotal length
  • $1,608,851,000Total costs
  • 489,979Total average daily traffic
  • 73,486Total average daily truck traffic
  • 455,521Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Moss Point, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 241970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 142000-2009
  • 42010-2018
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:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7747N , Serial Number: 28-5191, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 10/22/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 07/02/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry Ray Shumock, 18601 Rayford Shumock Rd, Moss Point, MS 39562
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9325W , Serial Number: 28-11008, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 02/20/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 04/23/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel Stevens, 5109 Moorwood Dr, Moss Point, MS 39562
  • Aircraft: INOVATION ENGINEERING REVELATION (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI-99 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3802H , Serial Number: G1065RK, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 12/26/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 10/12/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Robert E Harrell, 13201 Saracennia Rd, Moss Point, MS 39562
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/18/2018

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 in Moss Point, MS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Moss Point, MS - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 348. The highest number of fires - 632 took place in 2006, and the least - 193 in 2015. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Moss Point, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (56.0%), and Structure Fires (24.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Moss Point, MS
    • 3,31156.0%Outside Fires
    • 1,46524.8%Structure Fires
    • 94816.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1933.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Moss Point, MS

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

  • Shular Inn - Moss Point, 6623 Hwy 63, Moss Point, Mississippi 39563 , Phone: (228) 474-2100
  • Ramada Inn - Moss Point, 6007 Hwy 90, Moss Point, Mississippi 39563 , Phone: (228) 769-6200
  • Quality Inn Pascagoula/Moss Point, 6800 Hwy 63, Moss Point, Mississippi 39563 , Phone: (228) 475-2477, Fax: (228) 475-8990
  • Super 8 Motel, 6824 Hwy 613, Moss Point, Mississippi 39563 , Phone: (228) 474-1855, Fax: (228) 475-5984
  • Hampton Inn, 6730 Hwy 63, Moss Point, Mississippi 39563 , Phone: (228) 246-0777, Fax: (228) 246-0778
  • La Quinta Inn Moss Point, 7001 Hwy 63 N, Moss Point, Mississippi 39563 , Phone: (228) 474-4488
  • Days Inn Moss Point, 6700 Hwy 63, Moss Point, Mississippi 39563 , Phone: (228) 475-0077, Fax: (228) 475-3783
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Moss Point, Mississippi
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Moss Point, MS
  • 73.7%Electricity
  • 24.1%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Moss Point, MS
  • 84.3%Electricity
  • 14.3%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel


Moss Point compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed 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.

Moss Point on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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