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Welcome to Bay Saint Louis ...

The city of Bay Saint Louis is located in Hancock County<1> and is the County Seat for Hancock County.

The location of Bay Saint Louis has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Bay Saint Louis: Bay St. Louis

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bay Saint Louis has a population of 14,034 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bay Saint Louis.

Bay Saint Louis is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Bay Saint Louis lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bay Saint Louis lies within the (228) area code.

Websites for Bay Saint Louis ...

Official Website:   www.ci.bay-st-louis.ms.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.hancockchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bay Saint Louis had an population of 14,034 people. This is an increase of 51.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 70.96% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bay Saint Louis had a population of 9,260 people (which is 21.08% of the total population of Hancock County). This makes Bay Saint Louis the county's most populous community.

The population of Bay Saint Louis represents 0.31% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,260 people, the population of Bay Saint Louis increased 12.8% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,209 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bay Saint Louis.

Adding Bay Saint Louis to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Bay Saint Louis in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Bay Saint Louis elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bay Saint Louis on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bay Saint Louis on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Bay Saint Louis ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bay Saint Louis.

  • Gulfport [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
    • Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 71,705 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<6>
  • Long Beach [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
    • Long Beach [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,023 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<6>
  • Diamondhead [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondhead
    • Diamondhead [Hancock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Bay Saint Louis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamondhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondhead
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondhead<6>
  • Shoreline Park [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoreline Park
    • Shoreline Park [Hancock County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoreline Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoreline Park
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pass Christian [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pass Christian
      • Pass Christian [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pass Christian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pass Christian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pass Christian<6>
    • Kiln [Hancock County]
    • North Gulfport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Gulfport
      • North Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Gulfport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Gulfport
    • Logtown [Hancock County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logtown
      • Logtown [Hancock County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
    • Lyman [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Bay Saint Louis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
    • Mississippi City [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mississippi City
      • Mississippi City [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mississippi City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mississippi City

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bay Saint Louis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bay Saint Louis.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bay Saint Louis. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bay Saint Louis.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bay Saint Louis. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bay Saint Louis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bay Saint Louis ...

Looking for more information about Bay Saint Louis? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bay Saint Louis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bay Saint Louis.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Hancock County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bay Saint Louis: www.ci.bay-st-louis.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Hancock, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bay Saint Louis.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bay Saint Louis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bay Saint Louis) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bay Saint Louis. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bay Saint Louis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bay Saint Louis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3111, Longitude: -89.3306       In this case, the coordinates for Bay Saint Louis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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