Gulfport, Mississippi Population 2021

71,573
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Gulfport is a city located in Harrison County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 71,573, it is the 2nd largest city in Mississippi (after Jackson) and the 517th largest city in the United States . Gulfport is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually but its population has increased by 5.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 67,793 in 2010. Gulfport reached it's highest population of 71,945 in 2017. Spanning over 64 miles, Gulfport has a population density of 1,287 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gulfport is $54,998 with a poverty rate of 26.30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $860 per month, and the median house value is $122,300. The median age in Gulfport is 34.8 years, 33.9 years for males, and 35.6 years for females.

Gulfport Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gulfport was:

  • White: 56.70%
  • Black or African American: 37.66%
  • Two or more races: 2.77%
  • Asian: 1.33%
  • Other race: 0.96%
  • Native American: 0.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gulfport, Mississippi is 71,573 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 71,771.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 67,793.

Gulfport, Mississippi Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021423,6232,9790.70%
2020420,6442,9790.71%
2019417,6652,9790.71%
2018414,6861,9320.47%
2017412,7543,8890.94%
2016408,8652,2610.55%
2015406,6042,7630.68%
2014403,8413,9010.97%
2013399,9403,1370.78%
2012396,8033,0590.77%
2011393,7444,4201.12%
2010389,3240.00%

Gulfport Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,64056.70%
Black or African American26,99437.66%
Two or More Races1,9842.77%
Asian9501.33%
Some Other Race6900.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native4180.58%
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Gulfport Population by Race

Gulfport Population Pyramid $2021

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Gulfport Median Age

34.8


Total

33.9


Male

35.6


Female

Gulfport Adults

There are 54,106 adults, (9,688 of whom are seniors) in Gulfport.

Gulfport Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Gulfport Sex Ratio

Female

37,785

52.72%

Male

33,891

47.28%

Gulfport Population by Age

Gulfport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gulfport Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.1%28.9%
All50%50%
Non Family44.4%55.6%
Male40.7%59.3%
Female28.7%71.3%

50.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gulfport Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,9182.5150
Non Family10,1121.2244.4
Married9,8193.1371.1
Female6,1983.3828.7
Male1,7893.4240.7

3.11

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Gulfport Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6223.44%
9th to 12th Grade4,0658.63%
High School Graduate14,12129.97%
Some College11,98125.43%
Associates Degree4,84210.28%
Bachelors Degree6,94414.74%
Graduate Degree3,5357.50%
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Gulfport Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gulfport Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White26,52324,2867,352
Black16,79514,1232,437
Hispanic2,2751,757223
Asian766609226
2+ Races640542201
Other Race41924834
Native American26520632

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.57%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 31.41%.

Gulfport Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,989$33,419$23,948
Less Than 9th Grade$18,838$23,600$13,469
High School Graduate$23,078$29,900$18,221
Some College$27,811$32,831$24,095
Bachelors Degree$40,501$41,462$38,925
Graduate Degree$55,181$76,250$48,169

$27,989

Average Earnings

$33,419

Average Male

$23,948

Average Female

Gulfport Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gulfport Language by Age

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Gulfport Language

93.64% of Gulfport residents speak only English, while 6.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.08% of the population.

Gulfport Language

Gulfport Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black26,27610,77541.01%
White36,4855,65615.50%
Hispanic4,2411,14426.97%
Multiple1,96467834.52%
Other69021831.59%
Asian91516618.14%
Native398317.79%

26.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.52%

Male Poverty Rate

29.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gulfport

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gulfport is Black, with 41.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gulfport is Native, with 7.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.59%.

Gulfport Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.56%
High School30.41%
Some College16.40%
Bachelors or Greater5.75%

Gulfport Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed50.16%
Male Unemployed38.68%
Female Employed17.08%
Male Employed9.14%

Gulfport Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gulfport Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,171$54,998
Families$48,296$63,718
Married Families$68,758$86,345
Non Families$26,634$36,403
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Income by Household Type

Gulfport Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.1%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Gulfport Married by Age and Sex

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Gulfport Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Gulfport Marital Status by Race

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Gulfport Marital Status

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7,072

Number of Veterans

5,797

Male Veterans

1,275

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War2,295
Vietnam2,230
Second Gulf War2,200
Korea385
World War II142

Gulfport Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,035
55 to 641,402
65 to 741,347
75+1,220
18 to 341,068

Gulfport Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,71415.32%
Black2,00010.23%
Hispanic2589.56%
2+ Races15618.96%
Other Race8114.29%
Native American8124.92%
Asian404.84%

Gulfport Veterans by Race

Gulfport Veterans by Education

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5.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gulfport Veterans by Education

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60.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

11.6%

Unemployment Rate

Gulfport Employment by Age

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Gulfport Employment by Race

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Gulfport Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.99%

Born in Gulfport

95.58%

Native Born

4.42%

Foreign Born

2.57%

Non Citizen

1.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.58% of Gulfport residents were born in the United States, with 59.99% having been born in Mississippi. 2.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gulfport Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202171,573-66-0.09%
202071,639-66-0.09%
201971,705-66-0.09%
201871,771-174-0.24%
201771,9454270.60%
201671,5181720.24%
201571,3461730.24%
201471,1733720.53%
201370,8011,0191.46%
201269,7829171.33%
201168,8659611.42%
201067,904-3,223-0.46%
200071,12730,3525.72%
199040,7751,0990.27%
198039,676-1,115-0.28%
197040,79110,5873.05%
196030,2047,5452.92%
195022,6597,4644.08%
194015,1952,6481.93%
193012,5474,3904.40%
19208,1571,7712.48%
19106,3865,28619.23%
19001,1000.00%

Gulfport Population by Year