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Gulfport, Mississippi (MS) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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25.1% of Gulfport, MS residents had an income below the poverty level in 2022, which was 23.8% greater than the poverty level of 19.1% across the entire state of Mississippi. 18.0% of high school graduates and 43.1% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 30.8% among disabled residents. The renting rate among poor residents was 63.9%. For comparison, it was 29.3% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Gulfport, MS

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2022:
Gulfport:

25.1%
Whole state:

19.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2022:
Gulfport:

13.2%
Whole state:

8.8%

Poverty rate among disabled residents:
Gulfport:

30.8%
Mississippi:

27.3%
Disability rate in this city among poor residents (it is 19.8% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Gulfport:

26.1%
Mississippi:

26.6%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

63.9%
Residents above poverty level:

29.3%

Poverty by age in Gulfport, MS

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Gulfport
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Gulfport,MS (percentage below poverty level)
  • 35.5%Under 5 years
  • 19.2%5 years
  • 26.9%6 to 11 years
  • 40.2%12 to 14 years
  • 8.8%15 years
  • 28.1%16 and 17 years
  • 35.2%18 to 24 years
  • 4.1%25 to 34 years
  • 25.6%35 to 44 years
  • 23.9%45 to 54 years
  • 22.0%55 to 64 years
  • 15.9%65 to 74 years
  • 18.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Gulfport
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Gulfport,MS (percentage below poverty level)
  • 43.0%Under 5 years
  • 100.0%5 years
  • 33.0%6 to 11 years
  • 24.0%12 to 14 years
  • 68.0%15 years
  • 62.0%16 and 17 years
  • 35.0%18 to 24 years
  • 29.0%25 to 34 years
  • 28.0%35 to 44 years
  • 21.0%45 to 54 years
  • 22.0%55 to 64 years
  • 19.0%65 to 74 years
  • 6.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Gulfport, MS
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Gulfport,MS (% below half of poverty level)
  • 20.0%Under 6 years
  • 19.1%6 to 11 years
  • 25.6%12 to 17 years
  • 13.6%18 to 24 years
  • 7.4%25 to 34 years
  • 20.0%35 to 44 years
  • 13.2%45 to 54 years
  • 10.2%55 to 64 years
  • 5.7%65 to 74 years
  • 4.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Gulfport, MS

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Gulfport, MS
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Gulfport, MS (%)
  • 13.1%White
  • 43.3%Black
  • 10.4%American Indian
  • 31.6%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 22.6%Other race
  • 31.4%2+ races
  • 23.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Gulfport, MS
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Gulfport, MS (absolute numbers)
  • 4,634White
  • 9,870Black
  • 12American Indian
  • 341Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 359Other race
  • 2,1202+ races
  • 869Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 25.1%Below poverty level
  • 74.9%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 26.5%Below poverty level
  • 73.5%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Gulfport, MS

Children below poverty level:
Gulfport, Mississippi:

37.2%
State:

26.2%
Poverty rate among high school graduates:
Gulfport:

18.0%
Mississippi:

13.8%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school:
Gulfport:

43.1%
Mississippi:

33.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 25.1%Married-couple family
  • 12.9%Male, no wife present
  • 62.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Gulfport not in families by work experience
  • 1.9%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 21.9%Worked part-time
  • 76.1%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 17.6%Both worked full-time
  • 5.3%One full-time, other part-time
  • 12.3%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 32.0%Both worked part-time
  • 10.3%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 22.6%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 1.6%1999 to 2000
  • 4.6%1995 to 1998
  • 4.6%1990 to 1994
  • 12.1%1980 to 1989
  • 21.1%1970 to 1979
  • 20.3%1960 to 1969
  • 14.7%1950 to 1959
  • 9.7%1940 to 1949
  • 11.4%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.3%1999 to 2000
  • 8.5%1995 to 1998
  • 5.7%1990 to 1994
  • 13.8%1980 to 1989
  • 24.2%1970 to 1979
  • 21.5%1960 to 1969
  • 12.9%1950 to 1959
  • 5.4%1940 to 1949
  • 5.7%1939 or earlier
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