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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi

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Welcome to Bay Saint Louis ...

The city of Bay Saint Louis is located in Hancock County 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).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Bay Saint Louis has a population of 13,515 people<2> (see below for details).

Bay Saint Louis is near sea level<3>.

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.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bay Saint Louis had a population of 9,260 people (or 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 total 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 (with a count of 8,209 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Bay Saint Louis had an population of 13,515 people. This is an increase of 45.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 64.64% since the 2000 Census).

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

Websites for Bay Saint Louis ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bay Saint Louis. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bay Saint Louis. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Bay Saint Louis ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Gulfport   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Bay Saint Louis

Located in Harrison County

Long Beach   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Bay Saint Louis

Located in Harrison County

Diamondhead   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of Bay Saint Louis

Shoreline Park   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of Bay Saint Louis

Pass Christian   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of Bay Saint Louis

Located in Harrison County

Kiln   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Bay Saint Louis

North Gulfport   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Bay Saint Louis

Located in Harrison County

Logtown   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Bay Saint Louis

Lyman   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Bay Saint Louis

Located in Harrison County

Mississippi City   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Bay Saint Louis

Located in Harrison County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bay Saint Louis.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hancock County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bay Saint Louis:

The official website for State of Mississippi:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bay Saint Louis.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bay Saint Louis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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, 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 for our own planning, 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bay Saint Louis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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