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Welcome to Biloxi ...

The city of Biloxi is located in Harrison County<1> and is the County Seat for Harrison County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Biloxi has a population of 46,212 people<2> (see below for details).

Biloxi was established in 1699.

The community of Biloxi is near sea level<3>.

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

Biloxi is located in the (228) area code.

The ZIP code for Biloxi: 39530<4>

Websites for Biloxi ...

Official Website: www.biloxi.ms.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Biloxi had an population of 46,212 people. This is an increase of 4.9% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.75% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Biloxi had a population of 44,054 people (which is 23.55% of the total population of Harrison County). This makes Biloxi the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Biloxi represents 1.48% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 44,054 people, the population of Biloxi decreased 13.01% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 50,644 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Biloxi.

Adding Biloxi 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 Biloxi 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 Biloxi elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Biloxi ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Biloxi - they are located in Texas and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Biloxi.

Communities near Biloxi ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Biloxi.

  • Gulfport [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
    • Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Biloxi
    • Estimated population in 2019: 71,705 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<6>
  • Gautier [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gautier
    • Gautier [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Biloxi
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,490 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gautier have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gautier
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gautier<6>
  • Long Beach [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
    • Long Beach [Harrison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Biloxi
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,023 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<7> 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>
  • Beauvoir [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauvoir
    • Beauvoir [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Biloxi
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauvoir
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ocean Springs [Jackson County]
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      • Ocean Springs [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Biloxi
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Springs<6>
    • Coalville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
      • Coalville [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Biloxi
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalville
    • Gulf Park Estates [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Park Estates
      • Gulf Park Estates [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Biloxi
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulf Park Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Park Estates
    • Wool Market [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wool Market
      • Wool Market [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Biloxi
      • Wool Market has also been known as:
      • Woolmarket
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    • Lorraine Community [Harrison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine Community
      • Lorraine Community [Harrison County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Biloxi
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lorraine Community have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Latimer [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latimer
      • Latimer [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Biloxi
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latimer have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latimer

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 Biloxi. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Biloxi.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Biloxi. 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 Biloxi.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Biloxi. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Biloxi.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Biloxi ...

Looking for more information about Biloxi? 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 Biloxi, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Biloxi.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Harrison County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Biloxi: www.biloxi.ms.us/

The official website for Harrison County: www.co.harrison.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 Harrison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Biloxi.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Biloxi - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Biloxi). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Biloxi or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Biloxi) 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 Biloxi. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Biloxi

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Biloxi. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4033, Longitude: -88.8945    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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