Pascagoula, Mississippi Population 2020

21,503

Pascagoula is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 21,503, it is the 20th largest city in Mississippi and the 1746th largest city in the United States. Pascagoula is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -3.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,392 in 2010. Pascagoula reached it's highest population of 29,318 in 1980. Spanning over 25 miles, Pascagoula has a population density of 1,398 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pascagoula is $57,892 with a poverty rate of 24.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $750 per month, and the median house value is $110,300. The median age in Pascagoula is 36.6 years, 35.2 years for males, and 37.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.4 males.

Pascagoula Demographics

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

  • White: 59.53%
  • Black or African American: 32.88%
  • Other race: 3.99%
  • Two or more races: 1.78%
  • Native American: 1.10%
  • Asian: 0.72%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pascagoula, Mississippi is 21,503, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,685.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,392.

Pascagoula, 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
White13,01659.53%
Black or African American7,19032.88%
Some Other Race8723.99%
Two or More Races3891.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native2401.10%
Asian1580.72%

Pascagoula Population Pyramid 2020

Pascagoula Median Age

36.6


Total

35.2


Male

37.7


Female

Pascagoula Adults

There are 16,554 adults, (3,041 of whom are seniors) in Pascagoula.

Pascagoula Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Pascagoula Sex Ratio

Female

11,246

51.43%

Male

10,619

48.57%

Pascagoula Households and Families

Pascagoula Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pascagoula Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.6%21.4%
All53.9%46.1%
Non Family45.6%54.4%
Male39.3%60.7%
Female31%69%

53.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,3042.5553.9
Non Family3,5891.1745.6
Married2,8263.3678.6
Female1,4903.9531
Male3993.9439.3

3.53

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pascagoula Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7114.90%
9th to 12th Grade1,53310.55%
High School Graduate4,50030.98%
Some College3,70925.54%
Associates Degree1,63211.24%
Bachelors Degree1,4299.84%
Graduate Degree1,0106.95%

Pascagoula Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,5487,5971,935
Black4,2253,440354
Hispanic1,4761,068146
Other Race451274
Multiple Races17513924
Native American141939
Asian1096921

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.87%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,986$42,397$24,826
Less Than High School$27,314$32,181$14,186
High School Grad$22,027$36,319$17,202
Some College$35,025$48,933$28,363
Bachelors Degree$41,350$42,854$40,651
Graduate Degree$56,635$108,194$43,681

$31,986

Average Earnings

$42,397

Average Male

$24,826

Average Female

Pascagoula Language

Pascagoula Language by Age

Pascagoula Language

89.17% of Pascagoula residents speak only English, while 10.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.83% of the population.

Pascagoula Poverty

Pascagoula Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black6,9043,04244.06%
White11,0891,36212.28%
Hispanic2,69153619.92%
Multiple38914637.53%
Native20410953.43%
Other872566.42%
Asian1552113.55%

24.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.99%

Male Poverty Rate

26.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pascagoula

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pascagoula is Native, with 53.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pascagoula is Other, with 6.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.46%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.61%
High School20.82%
Some College17.63%
Bachelors or Greater5.56%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.17%
Female Unemployed38.28%
Female Employed14.15%
Male Employed5.65%

Pascagoula Income

Pascagoula Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,553$57,892
Families$53,533$73,016
Married Families$70,549-
Non Families$25,836$36,579

Pascagoula Marital Status

Pascagoula Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

33.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Pascagoula Married by Age and Sex

Pascagoula 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 45-54.

Pascagoula Marital Status by Race

Pascagoula Veterans

1,330

Number of Veterans

1,242

Male Veterans

88

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam453
First Gulf War341
Second Gulf War155
Korea55
World War II51
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54410
65 to 74348
55 to 64255
75+239
18 to 3478
Name Veterans % of Total
White9559.25%
Black3597.12%
Hispanic341.88%
Other91.42%
2 or More73.37%

$Pascagoula Veterans by Education

14.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pascagoula Employment Status

57.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

11.3%

Unemployment Rate

Pascagoula Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

62.12%

Born in Mississippi

95.37%

Native Born

4.63%

Foreign Born

2.85%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.37% of Pascagoula residents were born in the United States, with 62.12% having been born in Mississippi. 2.85% 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
202021,503-91-0.42%
201921,594-91-0.42%
201821,685-39-0.18%
201721,724-91-0.42%
201621,815-150-0.68%
201521,965-180-0.81%
201422,145750.34%
201322,070-83-0.37%
201222,153-126-0.57%
201122,279-19-0.09%
201022,298-3,902-1.60%
200026,2003010.12%
199025,899-3,419-1.23%
198029,3182,0540.73%
197027,26410,1094.74%
196017,1556,3504.73%
195010,8054,9056.24%
19405,9001,5613.12%
19304,339-1,743-3.32%
19206,0822,7036.05%
19103,3790.00%