Gulfport, Mississippi Population 2020

72,670
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Gulfport is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 72,670, it is the 2nd largest city in Mississippi (after Jackson) and the 507th largest city in the United States. Gulfport is currently growing at a rate of 0.55% annually and its population has increased by 7.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 67,793 in 2010. Spanning over 64 miles, Gulfport has a population density of 1,306 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gulfport is $53,511 with a poverty rate of 24.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $843 per month, and the median house value is $120,600. The median age in Gulfport is 34.8 years, 34.3 years for males, and 35.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.1 males.

Gulfport Demographics

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

  • White: 57.15%
  • Black or African American: 37.18%
  • Two or more races: 2.69%
  • Asian: 1.39%
  • Other race: 0.96%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Gulfport, Mississippi is 72,670, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 71,870.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 67,793.

Gulfport, Mississippi Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020403,1392,9390.73%
2019400,2002,9390.73%
2018397,2612,9390.74%
2017394,3223,5420.90%
2016390,7802,4360.62%
2015388,3442,5880.67%
2014385,7563,7900.98%
2013381,9663,2450.85%
2012378,7212,9250.77%
2011375,7964,3991.17%
2010371,3970.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,90457.15%
Black or African American26,60837.18%
Two or More Races1,9222.69%
Asian9971.39%
Some Other Race6850.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native4480.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.01%
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Gulfport Population Pyramid 2020

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Gulfport Median Age

34.8


Total

34.3


Male

35.3


Female

Gulfport Adults

There are 53,981 adults, (9,760 of whom are seniors) in Gulfport.

Gulfport Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Gulfport Sex Ratio

Female

38,044

53.16%

Male

33,526

46.84%

Gulfport Households and Families

Gulfport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gulfport Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.2%29.8%
All50.7%49.3%
Male46.3%53.7%
Non Family46.1%53.9%
Female31.4%68.6%

50.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,4782.4650.7
Non Family10,5381.2246.1
Married9,4283.1370.2
Female6,6443.2431.4
Male1,8683.2846.3

3.06

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Gulfport Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0334.35%
9th to 12th Grade4,4799.59%
High School Graduate13,66229.24%
Some College12,29426.31%
Associates Degree4,1968.98%
Bachelors Degree6,51013.93%
Graduate Degree3,5487.59%
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Gulfport Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White26,80024,2117,143
Black16,50313,3512,175
Hispanic1,9161,452224
Asian841608240
Multiple Races556516237
Other Race39022754
Native American28823549

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 92.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 42.63%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,037$31,440$24,491
Less Than High School$19,043$21,270$14,962
High School Grad$22,199$27,180$17,938
Some College$27,764$32,260$25,318
Bachelors Degree$36,952$41,071$35,520
Graduate Degree$53,646$75,987$45,122

$27,037

Average Earnings

$31,440

Average Male

$24,491

Average Female

Gulfport Language

Gulfport Language by Age

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Gulfport Language

93.86% of Gulfport residents speak only English, while 6.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.82% of the population.

Gulfport Poverty

Gulfport Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black26,0349,56036.72%
White37,0125,97316.14%
Hispanic3,6201,07129.59%
Multiple1,90953928.23%
Other68522132.26%
Asian95816517.22%
Native433204.62%

24.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.03%

Male Poverty Rate

28.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gulfport

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gulfport is Black, with 36.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gulfport is Native, with 4.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.06%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.46%
High School28.75%
Some College15.85%
Bachelors or Greater5.38%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.10%
Male Unemployed35.21%
Female Employed16.40%
Male Employed8.01%

Gulfport Income

Gulfport Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,811$53,511
Families$47,355$61,681
Married Families$65,363$83,877
Non Families$25,891$36,348
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Gulfport Marital Status

Gulfport Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.2%

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 Veterans

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6,795

Number of Veterans

5,665

Male Veterans

1,130

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,241
First Gulf War2,138
Second Gulf War1,939
Korea446
World War II184
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,106
65 to 741,333
75+1,209
55 to 641,152
18 to 34995
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,77115.42%
Black1,6788.69%
Hispanic2058.69%
2 or More15120.35%
Indian8924.12%
Other5810.30%
Asian485.45%

Gulfport Veterans by Education

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4.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gulfport Employment Status

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

11.5%

Unemployment Rate

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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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60.24%

Born in Mississippi

95.86%

Native Born

4.14%

Foreign Born

2.28%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.86% of Gulfport residents were born in the United States, with 60.24% having been born in Mississippi. 2.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202072,6704000.55%
201972,2704000.56%
201871,870-20-0.03%
201771,8904000.56%
201671,4901760.25%
201571,3141640.23%
201471,1503680.52%
201370,7821,0171.46%
201269,7659141.33%
201168,8519501.40%
201067,901-3,226-0.46%
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%