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Welcome to Moss Point ...

The city of Moss Point is located in Jackson County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Moss Point: Moss Pt.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Moss Point has a population of 13,350 people<3> (see below for details).

Moss Point is near sea level<4>.

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

Moss Point is within the (228) area code.

Websites for Moss Point ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.jcchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Moss Point, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Moss Point had an population of 13,350 people. This is a decrease of 2.58% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Moss Point had a population of 13,704 people (which is 9.81% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Moss Point the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Moss Point represents 0.46% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 30th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,704 people, the population of Moss Point decreased 13.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 15,851 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Moss Point.

Communities Also Named Moss Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Moss Point - it's located in South Carolina.

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

Communities near Moss Point ...

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

  • Gautier [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gautier
    • Gautier [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Moss Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,490 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gautier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gautier
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gautier<6>
  • Ocean Springs [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Springs
    • Ocean Springs [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Moss Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,862 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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>
  • Bayou La Batre [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou La Batre
    • Bayou La Batre [Mobile County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Moss Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,479 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayou La Batre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayou La Batre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayou La Batre<6>
  • Orange Grove [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Grove
    • Orange Grove [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Moss Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pascagoula [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pascagoula
      • Pascagoula [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Moss Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pascagoula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pascagoula<6>
    • Helena [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
    • Coll Town [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coll Town
      • Coll Town [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coll Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coll Town
    • Hickory Hills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
      • Hickory Hills [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
    • Martin Bluff [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Bluff
      • Martin Bluff [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Bluff
    • Grand Bay [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Bay
      • Grand Bay [Mobile County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Bay<6>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Moss Point. See our Newspapers Page for Moss Point.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moss Point ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jackson County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moss Point. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.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 Jackson, 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 Moss Point.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Moss Point - 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' (or 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- Moss Point) 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 Moss Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moss Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moss Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4240, Longitude: -88.5289       In this case, the coordinates for Moss Point 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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