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    The Gulf Coast consist of 5 States Touching the Gulf of Mexico. Those states are Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
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Biloxi (bi-LUHK-see), city (1990 pop. 46,319), Harrison co. (seat shared with Gulfport)
SE Miss., 54 mi/87 km WSW of Mobile (Ala.), 77 mi/124 km ENE of New Orleans, 12 mi/19 km E of Gulfport, on a small peninsula bet. Biloxi Bay and Mississippi Sound, arm of the Gulf of Mexico; 30°25'N 88°55'W. Biloxi R. enters bay from NW. Highway and RR bridges cross entrance of Biloxi Bay to Ocean Springs (E); highway bridge crosses back bay to D'Iberville (N). The warm, coastal climate has made Biloxi a popular resort dating back to before the Civil War. Mfg. (fishing fleet and shrimp trawls; seafood, fish, and shrimp processing; bakery prods., marble prods.; printing and publishing). The 1st Eur. settlement in the lower Mississippi valley was est. 1699 across the bay at Old Biloxi (now Ocean Springs) by the French. New Biloxi was founded in 1719 and was the capital of the Fr. colony of Louisiana until 1722, when New Orleans replaced it. Scene of civil rights unrest and violence in the 1960s. In the city are Keesler Air Force Base, a U.S. coast guard air station, and a Veterans Administration medical center. Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport to W, at Gulfport. Seat of Miss. Gulf Coast Community Col.-Jefferson Davis Campus; has a symphony, and a theater group. In W is “Beauvoir” (built 1852-1854), the last home of Jefferson Davis; the Biloxi Light House (built 1848); Ft. Maurepas (1699) to NE; on coast, passenger ferry to Ship Isl., part of Gulf Isls. Natl. Seashore, large gambling casino complex on gulf; Maritime and Seafood Industry Mus.; Gulf Coast Coliseum; Arts and Cultural Center. De Soto Natl. Forest to N, Deer Isl. to SE. Inc. as a town 1838, as a city 1896.

 

United States Census Data 2000

Total persons 50,644
Persons Per Household 2.42
Median Household Income $34,106
Median Age 32.5
High School Graduates 81.9%
Bachelors Degree or Higher 19.2%
White 71.4
Black 19.0
Vietnamese 3.4
Total Labor Force 26,461
Civilian Labor Force 21,793
Armed Forces 4,668
Total single-family detached 11,941
Average Purchase Value $92,600
Per Capita Income
Biloxi $17,809.00
Mississippi $15,858.00
United States $21,690



Keesler Air Force Base

228-377-1110 Base Operator
 

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Mayor AJ Holloway
Office of the Mayor
P.O. Box 429
Biloxi, MS 39533
mayor@biloxi.ms.us
(228) 435-6254


Chief of Police Bruce Dunagan
170 Porter Ave.
Biloxi, MS 39530
cathyg@biloxi.ms.us
(228) 435-6100


Fire Chief David Roberts
170 Porter Ave.
Biloxi, MS 39530
droberts@biloxi.ms.us
(228) 435-6200

City Council Office
P.O. Box 429
Biloxi, MS 39533

ccouncil@biloxi.ms.us
(228) 435-6257

Drivers License, Registration and Tags
10470 Lamey Bridge Rd
(228) 392-1183


Voters Registration
140 Lameuse St.,
Biloxi, MS 39533-0429
 (228) 435-6279

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Biloxi Municipal Court
170 Porter Ave
Biloxi MS 39530
(228) 435-6125

City of Biloxi's Official Government Site
http://www.biloxi.ms.us


 

GAUTIER MS Gautier (go-SHAI), city (1990 pop. 10,088), Jackson co., SE Miss

Residential suburb 4 mi/6.4 km W of Pascagoula, on Mississippi Sound, Gulf of Mexico, at mouth of Pascagoula R. (bridged to Pascagoula); 30°23'N 88°38'W. Light mfg. Shepard State Park to SW; Mississippi Sandhill Crane Natl. Wildlife Refuge to NW. Seat of Mississippi Gulf Community Col., Jackson co. campus.

Gautier lies one hour west of Mobile and less than two hours east of New Orleans, in the center of Jackson County on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Located between Pascagoula (the largest industrial area of Mississippi with thousands of high-paying manufacturing jobs), and the Biloxi-Gulfport area (with a high concentration of tourism related jobs from the gaming industry), Gautier is home to thousands of employees of these major enterprises. Gautier contains an area of 32 square miles and water frontage of 76 miles along the Mississippi Sound and bayous of the Singing River basin. Gautier is strategically located in the center of Jackson County, Mississippi’s number one county in manufacturing jobs. Major industry lies just east of the Gautier city limits, while Mississippi’s premier tourism and gaming industry is to the west in Harrison County.


Gautier is home to GCCC, The Jackson County Campus of the Gulf Coast Community College, and also the Jackson county Campus of USM, University of Southern Mississippi.

There are 4 public elementary schools, 1 public middle and 1 public high school.

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Mayor Pete Pope
3330 Highway 90
 Gautier, MS 39553
228-497-8000

Chief of Police
718 Hwy 90
Gautier, MS 39553
228-497-2486


Fire Chief Mike Gray
3604 Gautier Vancleave Rd.
Gautier, MS 39553
228-497-1656

Visit the Official Website for the City of Gautier at
http://www.gautier-ms.gov/
 


 

Gulfport , city (1990 pop. 40,775), a Harrison co. (seat shared with Biloxi)
SE Miss., 65 mi/105 km ENE of New Orleans, La., and 12 mi/19 km W of Biloxi, a port on Mississippi Sound, Gulf of Mexico; bounded N by Bernard Bayou; Biloxi Bay to NE; 30°23'N 89°04'W. A beach resort area, a port of entry (Miss. State Port; man-made port extends into Gulf), and a RR junction, it receives large shipments of bananas. The city's mfg. includes: ink and petroleum resins, steel, appliances, concrete, furniture, lumber, cleaning prods., tungsten carbide, apparel, asphalt, metal bldg. components, transport tanks, plastics, pharmaceuticals, boats, barges. Gulfport was settled (1891) as the site for a RR terminus. In 1902 its harbor was opened, and the city developed as an important lumber-shipping center. With the depletion of timber resources, Gulfport extended its shipping facilities and shipyards, and turned to mfg. and a growing tourist trade. Gambling casinos and several military installations are in Gulfport. A number of antebellum houses remain, and the city has one of the longest artificial sand beaches (28 mi/45 km) in the world, with tourists year-round. Seat of William Carry Col. Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport in N; Gulfport Naval Construction Batallion center in W. De Soto Natl. Forest is to the N; Ship Isl., with its Civil War Fort Massachusetts, is 12 mi/19 km out in the sound; passenger ferry to Ship Isl.; part of Gulf Islands Natl. Seashore; Copa and Grand Casinos. Inc. 1898 PHOTOS COMING SOON

 

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Long Beach , city (1990 pop. 15,804), Harrison co., SE Miss.
4 mi/6.4 km WSW of Gulfport, on Mississippi Sound; 30°21'N 89°10'W. Mfg. (restaurant chinaware, industrial prototypes, vacuum cleaners, banking machines). Seat of Gulf Park Col. Gulfport Naval Center in NE; Univ. of Southern Miss. (Gulfport campus). Beach resort area.

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Ocean Springs , city (1990 pop. 14,658), Jackson co., extreme SE Miss.
3 mi/4.8 km ENE of Biloxi, at entrance to Biloxi Bay (bridged), on Gulf of Mexico; 30°24'N 88°47'W. Mfg. (electronics prods., plastics, optical goods, pottery, apparel, consumer goods, boats, wood prods.; printing and publishing, shrimp processing); fish, shrimp. Seat of marine research laboratory (1948). Walter Anderson Mus. of Art; The Doll House, doll mus.; Fort Maurepas (replica 1 mi/1.6 km from original 1699 site); Miss. Sandhill Crane Natl. Wildlife Refuge to NE; Gulf Isls. Natl. Seashore Visitors Center, on mainland, to E; De Soto Natl. Forest to N; Gulf Marine State Park is here; Deer Isl. to S. Town established on site of Old Biloxi, founded in 1699 by Iberville as 1st Eur. settlement in lower Mississippi valley.

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