Income/capita 28%
Household income 33%
Unemployment 45%
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Income per capita$21,443$21,651$29,829
Median household income$37,037$40,528$55,322
Median income owner occupied$51,052$50,403$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,742$24,844$35,192
Median earnings male$26,670$31,665$36,919
Median earnings female$20,604$22,259$26,250
Unemployment rate6.8%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level25.5%22.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Gulfport is 28% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Gulfport is 33% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Gulfport is 45% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Gulfport is 69% higher than the national average

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      Gulfport employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.3%1.7%
      Manufacturing sector8.7%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services3.0%6.0%
      Wholesale & retail services15.6%14.3%
      Public administration9.4%6.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.2%1.9%
      Education, health & social services7.6%31.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      DeLisle, MS1,205$58,4915.7%
      Lyman, MS2,421$57,5194.0%
      St. Martin, MS8,245$55,5260.4%
      Latimer, MS6,824$51,7656.4%
      Long Beach, MS15,450$51,5766.8%
      Gulfport, MS71,265$37,03733.1%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lafayette, IN71,249$42,64122.9%
      Lynwood, CA71,233$43,84820.7%
      Turlock, CA71,166$51,5556.8%
      Pawtucket, RI71,389$44,12020.2%
      Temple, TX71,138$48,86011.7%
      Gulfport, MS71,265$37,03733.1%
      Source: The Gulfport, MS employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).