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Welcome to Gulfport ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gulfport has a population of 71,705 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Gulfport.

Gulfport is near sea level<3>.

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

Gulfport is located in the (228) area code.

Websites for Gulfport ...

Official Website: www.ci.gulfport.ms.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gulfport had an population of 71,705 people. This is an increase of 5.77% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gulfport had a population of 67,793 people (or 36.23% of the total population of Harrison County). This makes Gulfport the county's most populous community.

The population of Gulfport represents 2.28% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 67,793 people, the population of Gulfport decreased 4.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 71,127 people).

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

Adding Gulfport 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 Gulfport 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 Gulfport 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 Gulfport on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Gulfport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Gulfport - they are located in Florida and New York.

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

Communities near Gulfport ...

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

  • Biloxi [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biloxi
    • Biloxi [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Gulfport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,212 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biloxi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biloxi<5>
  • Ocean Springs [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Springs
    • Ocean Springs [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Gulfport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,862 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Springs<5>
  • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Saint Louis
    • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Gulfport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,034 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Saint Louis have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Saint Louis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Saint Louis<5>
  • D'Iberville [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Iberville
    • D'Iberville [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Gulfport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,012 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Iberville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Iberville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for D'Iberville<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Diamondhead [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondhead
      • Diamondhead [Hancock County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Gulfport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamondhead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondhead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondhead<5>
    • Pass Christian [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pass Christian
      • Pass Christian [Harrison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pass Christian have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pass Christian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pass Christian<5>
    • Waveland [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waveland
      • Waveland [Hancock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,302 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waveland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waveland<5>
    • Long Beach [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
      • Long Beach [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,023 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<5>
    • Lorraine Community [Harrison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine Community
      • Lorraine Community [Harrison County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Gulfport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lorraine Community have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beauvoir [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauvoir
      • Beauvoir [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Gulfport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauvoir

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gulfport. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gulfport.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gulfport ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Mississippi

About Harrison County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gulfport: www.ci.gulfport.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 Gulfport.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gulfport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gulfport) 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 Gulfport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gulfport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gulfport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3768, Longitude: -89.0930    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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