The town of Gulfport, Mississippi is home to just over 72,000 people. Families with young children are common, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the population. With an average age of just over 36, the city's residents skew younger than most cities in Mississippi. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (51%) and owning (50%) their home despite an average rent of $876 per month, considerably higher than the state average of $788.
Many Gulfport residents work in one of three industries: entertainment, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 20% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of around $50,000, Gulfport workers take home about $4,000 less than the average Mississippi resident. Gulfport's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Nine percent of Gulfport residents over the age of 25 possess a Bachelor's degree, while 4% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
With an average commute time of about 23 minutes, quicker than most cities in Mississippi, Gulfport residents find that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, selected by 40% of residents, while public transit is not extensively used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.