Ocean Springs, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 17,682 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.7%
 
Males: 7,944  (44.9%)
Females: 9,738  (55.1%)
Median resident age:

41.9 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39564.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,637 (it was $45,885 in 2000)
Ocean Springs:

$56,637
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,530 (it was $22,923 in 2000)

Ocean Springs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $190,844 (it was $96,900 in 2000)
Ocean Springs:

$190,844
MS:

$120,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $882.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ocean Springs: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.7%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.6% for Black residents, 23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 82.1% for other race residents, 2.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ocean Springs, MS (2017)
    • 13,54277.3%White alone
    • 1,6569.5%Black alone
    • 1,5058.6%Hispanic
    • 3542.0%Asian alone
    • 3101.8%Two or more races
    • 290.2%American Indian alone

Races in Ocean Springs detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 65 registered sex offenders living in Ocean Springs, Mississippi as of November 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ocean Springs is 270 to 1.


Crime rates in Ocean Springs by year

Type

2005

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.8)
1
(5.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.7)
2
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.3)
1
(5.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(33.7)
3
(17.4)
1
(5.8)
4
(23.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.7)
1
(5.7)
2
(11.3)
3
(17.0)
2
(11.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(50.5)
12
(69.6)
8
(46.7)
9
(51.8)
13
(74.3)
5
(28.6)
7
(40.0)
6
(34.3)
11
(62.6)
8
(45.2)
10
(56.5)
11
(62.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(61.8)
11
(63.8)
11
(64.2)
5
(28.8)
16
(91.4)
25
(142.8)
26
(148.7)
20
(114.2)
24
(136.6)
18
(101.8)
17
(96.1)
22
(124.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
165
(926.5)
N/A239
(1,394)
256
(1,472)
132
(753.9)
106
(605.4)
99
(566.4)
119
(679.5)
79
(449.8)
113
(638.9)
83
(469.0)
69
(389.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
478
(2,684)
519
(3,009)
366
(2,135)
312
(1,794)
370
(2,113)
419
(2,393)
455
(2,603)
484
(2,764)
579
(3,296)
523
(2,957)
542
(3,062)
484
(2,730)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
36
(202.2)
26
(150.8)
34
(198.4)
15
(86.3)
26
(148.5)
24
(137.1)
27
(154.5)
20
(114.2)
32
(182.2)
41
(231.8)
46
(259.9)
36
(203.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(16.8)
3
(17.4)
1
(5.8)
1
(5.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.7)
1
(5.7)
1
(5.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(16.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)242.9246.9242.1232.9189.7218.2197.9216.3251.4224.5248.4216.5

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City-data.com crime index in Ocean Springs, MS

Crime rate in Ocean Springs detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 52 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Mississippi average:

0.93
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Ancestries: American (17.2%), English (10.7%), Irish (8.1%), German (7.2%), French (4.7%), European (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/09/1892

Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 11.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,519 people per square mile   (low).

Ocean Springs, Mississippi map

829 residents are foreign born (2.4% Asia, 2.0% Latin America, 0.6% North America).

This city:

4.7%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,478 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,635 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Biloxi, MS (7.8 miles , pop. 50,644).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (81.3 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (396.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Gulf Hills, MS (1.5 miles ),
Gulf Park Estates, MS (1.8 miles ),
St. Martin, MS (2.2 miles ),
D'Iberville, MS (2.5 miles ),
Latimer, MS (2.5 miles ),
Biloxi, MS (2.8 miles ),
Gautier, MS (3.1 miles ),
Hickory Hills, MS (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 30.41 N, Longitude: 88.80 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,470 (+8.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,963 (35.1%)

Area code: 228

Distribution of median household income in Ocean Springs, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ocean Springs, MS in 2017
Ocean Springs satellite photo by USGS

Ocean Springs tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 79 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1998: 88 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1999: 130 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2000: 121 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2001: 129 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2002: 139 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2003: 152 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2004: 163 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2005: 75 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2006: 87 buildings, average cost: $194,400
  • 2007: 49 buildings, average cost: $255,400
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $241,700
  • 2009: 43 buildings, average cost: $266,400
  • 2010: 43 buildings, average cost: $226,900
  • 2011: 35 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2012: 30 buildings, average cost: $196,600
  • 2013: 31 buildings, average cost: $296,400
  • 2014: 54 buildings, average cost: $161,900
  • 2015: 53 buildings, average cost: $182,200
  • 2016: 92 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2017: 63 buildings, average cost: $195,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Ocean Springs, MS residents
Average permit cost in Ocean Springs, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Ocean Springs, MS
Historical housing units in Ocean Springs, MS

Population change in the 1990s: +2,051 (+13.5%).
Most common industries in Ocean Springs, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (12.1%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.9%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (11.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (11.1%)
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Health care (15.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Ocean Springs, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Engineers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)

Average climate in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.6. This is about average.

City:

70.6
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 1.5 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 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.01
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.43. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.43
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Ocean Springs-area historical tornado activity is below Mississippi state average. It is 24% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the Ocean Springs city center injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/16/1980, a category F3 tornado 11.2 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ocean Springs-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 103.2 miles away from Ocean Springs center
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 197.9 miles away from Ocean Springs 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 316.5 miles away from Ocean Springs 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 226.1 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 163.0 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 184.5 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).
Ocean Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ocean Springs:

  • ASERACARE HOSPICE-GULFPORT, LLC (# 21 MARKS ROAD)
  • OCEAN SPRING SURGICAL AND ENDOSCOPY (3301 BIENVILLE BLVD)
  • TRINITY HOSPICE OF MS , LLC (6819 WASHINGTON AVENUE, SUITE G)
  • OCEAN SPRINGS NURSING CENTER (1199 OCEAN SPRINGS ROAD)
  • SUNPLEX SUB-ACUTE CENTER (6520 SUNSCOPE DRIVE)
  • OCEAN SPRINGS DIALYSIS (13150 PONCE DE LEON RD)

Airports located in Ocean Springs:

Amtrak stations near Ocean Springs:

  • 6 miles: BILOXI (860 ESTERS BLVD.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: PASCAGOULA (505 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 18 miles: GULFPORT (1419 27TH AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Ocean Springs:

  • Day Spa Career College (Full-time enrollment: 53; Location: 3900 Bienville Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: dayspacareercollege.net)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ocean Springs:

  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 33 miles; Perkinston, MS; Full-time enrollment: 8,320)
  • University of South Alabama (about 42 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 13,228)
  • Bishop State Community College (about 49 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 2,822)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 54 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,074)
  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 68 miles; Bay Minette, AL; FT enrollment: 3,703)
  • William Carey University (about 69 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 3,510)
  • Columbia Southern University (about 69 miles; Orange Beach, AL; FT enrollment: 14,996)

Public high schools in Ocean Springs:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ocean Springs:

Private elementary/middle school in Ocean Springs:

  • ST ALPHONSUS SCHOOL (Students: 163, Location: 504 JACKSON AVE, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Ocean Springs

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Add to hospitals in area: OCEAN SPRINGS HOSPITAL - Ocean Springs SINGING RIVER HOSPITAL - Pascagoula - approx 12 miles added by jenoceansprings
  • St. Paul United Methodist Church, Downtown-800 Porter Ave. East Campus-6716 Bienville Blvd.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ocean Springs: Treasure Oaks Country Club (A), Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (B), Ocean Springs Public Library (C), Ocean Springs City Hall (D), Ocean Springs Fire Department James A Murray Senior Station (E), Ocean Springs Fire Department Bernard Beaugez Station (F), Ocean Springs Fire Department J C Gay Station (G), Ocean Springs City Police Department (H), Dorchester Arms Assisted Living Center (I), Ocean Springs Nursing Center (J), New Hope Center (K), Ocean Springs Community Center (L), Walter Anderson Museum of Art (M), William M Colmer Visitor Center (N), YMCA Youth Activities Center (O), Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA (P), The Gardens Assisted Living Center (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ocean Springs include: Spring Hill Church (A), Saint Paul United Methodist Church (B), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (C), Saint James Methodist Church (D), Saint Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church (E), Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church (F), Ocean Springs Presbyterian Church (G), Magnolia Avenue Church of Christ (H), Community of Christ Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Weeks Bayou (A), Stark Bayou (B), Heron Bayou (C), Halstead Bayou (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ocean Springs include: Ocean Springs City Park (1), Inner Harbor Park (2), Gay Lemon Park (3), Parker Field (4), Vermont Street Park (5), Little Childrens Park (6), Freedom Field (7), Fort Maurepas State park (8), Le Moyne Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Doll House (Museums; 809 Washington Avenue) (1), Ocean Springs Chamber of Commermainstrt & VSTR Center (Historical Places & Services; 1000 Washington Avenue) (2), Hit City Indoor Batting Cages (Amusement & Theme Parks; 8711 Old Spanish Trail) (3), Skate Zone (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2226 Bienville Boulevard) (4), Fleet Travel Ctr (7600 Tucker Rd) (5), Lighthouse Tours & Receptive Service (Tours & Charters; 15 Oaklawn Drive) (6), U S Government - Interior Dept- Fish & Wildlife Service (Tours & Charters; 3500 Park Road) (7), PERO Guides (Tours & Charters; 1106 Government Street) (8), Osaa Cooperative Gallery (Tours & Charters; 921 Cash Alley) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Economy Inn (2707 Bienville Boulevard) (1), Gulf Hills Hotel and Conference Center (13701 Paso Road) (2), Howard Johnson Express Inn (7412 Tucker Road) (3), Knights Inn Ocean Springs MS (500 Bienville Boulevard) (4), Desai Madhusudan K (601 Rue Dauphine) (5), Sundown Motel (Highway 90) (6), The Acorn Cottages Of Centennial Oak (3305 Government Street) (7), Country Inn-Stes Ocean Springs (13900 Wilfred Seymore Road) (8), Country Inn & Suites (13900 Wilfred Seymour Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Ocean Springs City - Court Municipal- Clerk (503 Dewey Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Jai Johanny Johanson - Rock drummer, Irving Spikes - 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 Ocean Springs and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF OCEAN SPRINGS (Population served: 18,200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 454 regular monitoring violations
COLONIAL ESTATES # 3 (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 65 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.5%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
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 Ocean Springs in 2010:

  • 101 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Ocean Springs in 2000:

  • 98 people in nursing homes
  • 60 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 31 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with most branches in Ocean Springs (2011 data):

  • Merchants & Marine Bank: Saint Martin Branch at 6416 North Washington Avenue, branch established on 2000/02/22; Ocean Springs Branch at 2008 Bienville Blvd, branch established on 1994/08/15. 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: Ocean Springs Main Branch at 901 Washington Avenue, branch established on 1954/02/10; East Ocean Springs Branch at 2699 Bienville Boulevard, branch established on 1984/12/01. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Ocean Springs Branch at 1701 Bienville Boulevard, branch established on 1997/12/31. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The Peoples Bank, Biloxi, Mississippi: Ocean Springs Branch at U.S. Highway 90, branch established on 1984/12/31. 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
  • Community Bank, Coast: Ocean Springs Branch at 2314 Bienville Blvd, branch established on 2000/07/27. Info updated 2008/01/09: Bank assets: $389.7 mil, Deposits: $343.2 mil, headquarters in Biloxi, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares Of Mississippi, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association: 3905 Beinville Boulevard Branch at 3905 Beinville Boulevard, branch established on 2003/09/12. 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
  • Charter Bank: Ocean Springs Branch at 2206 Bienville Boulevard, branch established on 2009/12/09. Info updated 2010/07/06: Bank assets: $99.5 mil, Deposits: $85.2 mil, headquarters in Biloxi, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Regions Bank: Ocean Springs Branch at 811 Highway 90, branch established on 1934/07/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Ms Ocean Springs Branch at 3911 Bienville Blvd, branch established on 2009/09/26. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)

For population 15 years and over in Ocean Springs:

Marital status in Ocean Springs, MS
  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

For population 25 years and over in Ocean Springs:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Mississippi average:

11.6

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

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Religion statistics for Ocean Springs, 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.
State:

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

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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
This county:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jackson County:

12.1%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

31.7%
Mississippi:

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

11.9%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ocean Springs:

52.1%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ocean Springs:

49.9%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.2
State:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.9%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.1%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ocean Springs:

6.9
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.8%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
This city:

58.1%
State:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Ocean Springs:

79.6%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ocean Springs, 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
Police Protection - Officers 41$137,203$40,1570$0
Firefighters 40$122,154$36,6460$0
Other and Unallocable 28$91,965$39,4140$0
Solid Waste Management 16$41,865$31,3990$0
Parks and Recreation 15$37,830$30,26410$9,988
Water Supply 10$32,015$38,4180$0
Financial Administration 7$23,170$39,7201$428
Sewerage 7$22,306$38,2390$0
Natural Resources 5$14,247$34,1930$0
Judicial and Legal 4$9,335$28,0052$4,329
Correction 4$12,641$37,9230$0
Police - Other 3$8,860$35,4406$4,353
Other Government Administration 2$10,236$61,4166$11,649
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 182$563,827$37,17525$30,747

Ocean Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $3,149,000 ($178.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,372,000 ($77.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,109,000 ($62.72)
    General - Other: $810,000 ($45.81)
    Water Utilities: $462,000 ($26.13)
    Central Staff Services: $100,000 ($5.66)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,452,000 ($195.23)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,184,000 ($123.52)
    Regular Highways: $1,772,000 ($100.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,345,000 ($76.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,194,000 ($67.53)
    General - Other: $1,083,000 ($61.25)
    Sewerage: $822,000 ($46.49)
    Water Utilities: $772,000 ($43.66)
    Central Staff Services: $715,000 ($40.44)
    Financial Administration: $597,000 ($33.76)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $530,000 ($29.97)
    General Public Buildings: $279,000 ($15.78)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $267,000 ($15.10)
    Libraries: $176,000 ($9.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $845,000 ($47.79)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $1,361,000 ($76.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $47,000 ($2.66)
    Water Utilities: $41,000 ($2.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($2.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,984,000 ($394.98)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $146,000 ($8.26)

Ocean Springs government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,754,000 ($155.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,359,000 ($76.86)
    Other: $510,000 ($28.84)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $80,000 ($4.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $516,000 ($29.18)
    General Local Government Support: $204,000 ($11.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $615,000 ($34.78)
    General Revenue - Other: $441,000 ($24.94)
    Interest Earnings: $186,000 ($10.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,090,000 ($118.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,400,000 ($305.40)
    Other: $3,657,000 ($206.82)
    Highways: $8,000 ($0.45)
  • Tax - Property: $3,863,000 ($218.47)
    Public Utilities Sales: $769,000 ($43.49)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $53,000 ($3.00)
    Amusements Sales: $4,000 ($0.23)

Ocean Springs government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,751,000 ($1399.79)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,008,000 ($1357.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,193,000 ($67.47)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000 ($25.45)

Ocean Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $495,000 ($27.99)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,888,000 ($276.44)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $942,000 ($53.27)

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 Ocean Springs, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's3
Applebee's1Pizza Hut1
Arby's1Popeyes1
AutoZone1Quality1
Blockbuster1RadioShack2
Burger King1Rite Aid1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In2
Decora Cabinetry1Studio 61
Dennys1Subway2
Domino's Pizza2Super 81
FedEx5T-Mobile3
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1The Room Place1
H&R Block1Tire Kingdom1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul4
Howard Johnson1UPS4
Jones New York1Waffle House2
KFC1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ocean Springs:

  • WTNI (1640 AM; 10 kW; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZZJ (1580 AM; 5 kW; PASCAGOULA-MOSS POIN, MS; Owner: JUDAH BROADASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WROA (1390 AM; 5 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: DOWDY/DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • 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.)
  • WXBD (1490 AM; 1 kW; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WGCM (1240 AM; 1 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: JMD, INC)
  • WDLT (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBSL (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: HANCOCK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ocean Springs:

  • WXRG (105.9 FM; PASCAGOULA, 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.)
  • WBUV (104.9 FM; MOSS POINT, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQYZ (92.5 FM; OCEAN SPRINGS, MS; Owner: GOLDEN GULF COAST BROADCASTING, 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)
  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • W215BE (90.9 FM; D'IBERVILLE/BILOXI, MS; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WUJM (96.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • W201BK (88.1 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC)
  • WXYK (107.1 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGCM-FM (102.3 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WJZD (94.5 FM; LONG BEACH, MS; Owner: WJZD, INC.)
  • WCPR-FM (97.9 FM; WIGGINS, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • W205AP (88.9 FM; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W221AM (92.1 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: JOHN S. LA TOUR/J & J B/C)

TV broadcast stations around Ocean Springs:

  • WXXV-TV (Channel 25; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W26BR (Channel 26; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WRBM-LP (Channel 60; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: UPPER GULF COAST, L.L.C.)
  • W51CU (Channel 51; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WKFK-LP (Channel 7; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: FRANCES S. SMITH DBA NCN CABLE ADVERTISING)
  • W35BM (Channel 35; BILOXI, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Ocean Springs fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 456ft / 139mTotal length
  • $245,000Total costs
  • 90,579Total average daily traffic
  • 4,994Total average daily truck traffic
  • 102,077Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ocean Springs, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 102000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ocean Springs, MS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ocean Springs)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 159 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Ocean Springs, MS)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 209 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ocean Springs)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Ocean Springs)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 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 ORIGINATED41$148,47898$150,034329$171,36946$56,6276$1,066,76076$117,2921$88,220
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$155,4006$139,82528$215,9815$59,2400$06$118,1250$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$107,60022$140,928109$168,46020$29,7780$017$133,5291$7,920
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$128,67313$238,43289$181,21910$90,9830$014$142,3841$65,600
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$149,9875$157,17631$172,0041$80,0000$03$117,3730$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0405.00 , 0406.00, 0407.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$189,21618$183,7171$83,130
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$186,5416$235,4381$131,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$141,9401$200,7501$141,940
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$143,5000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$393,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0405.00 , 0406.00, 0407.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ocean Springs, MS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ocean Springs, MS - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 256. The highest number of fire incidents - 445 took place in 2006, and the least - 128 in 2013. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ocean Springs, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (52.3%), and Structure Fires (28.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ocean Springs, MS
    • 2,27552.3%Outside Fires
    • 1,23428.4%Structure Fires
    • 72716.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1162.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ocean Springs, MS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ocean Springs, Mississippi:

  • Quality Inn, 7304 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564 , Phone: (228) 875-7555, Fax: (228) 875-6550
  • Villager Premier Ocean Springs, 2873 Bienville Blvd Hwy 90, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564 , Phone: (228) 875-0123, Fax: (228) 875-2031
  • Gulf Hills Hotel & Conference Center, 13701 Paso Rd, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564 , Phone: (228) 875-4211, Fax: (228) 875-4213
  • Country Inn & Suites, 13900 Wilfred Seymour Rd, ocean springs, Mississippi 39565 , Phone: (228) 818-0901, Fax: (228) 818-0902
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 7301 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564 , Phone: (228) 872-7255, Fax: (206) 493-2815
  • Comfort Suites, 14001 Big Ridge Rd, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39565 , Phone: (228) 872-1600, Fax: (228) 872-1605
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Most common first names in Ocean Springs, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20370.7 years
John20071.4 years
William18772.7 years
Mary17876.3 years
Robert14870.0 years
George10672.3 years
Charles10171.3 years
Joseph9172.3 years
Margaret6477.4 years
Dorothy5971.5 years
Most common last names in Ocean Springs, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9374.3 years
Williams8273.7 years
Johnson6174.6 years
Seymour6072.5 years
Davis5868.6 years
Wilson4772.0 years
Jones4668.7 years
Brown4572.7 years
Taylor3873.4 years
Roberts3673.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ocean Springs, MS
  • 65.9%Electricity
  • 29.3%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ocean Springs, MS
  • 76.2%Electricity
  • 23.2%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel


Ocean Springs compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above 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 significantly above state average.

Ocean Springs on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Southern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (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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