City of Ocean Springs

    Demographics

    Population 2005 2010 2012 2015
    Ocean Springs 17,225 17,545 17,437 17,636
    Jackson County 131,420 135,436 139,995 141,425
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau

    Age Breakdown of Population, 2010 Pascagoula Metropolitan Statistical Area (Includes Jackson and George County)
    Age Percentage
    0-19 25.2%
    20-24 4.8%
    25-29 5.1%
    30-39 11.8%
    40-49 15.4%
    50-59 14.8%
    65+ 22.7%
    Median 42.1
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau

    Wages (2012 Average)
    All Occupations Hourly Annual
    Jackson County $19.86 $41,310
    Mississippi $16.98 $35,310
    United States $22.01 $45,790
    Management Hourly Annual
    Jackson County $43.40 $90,280
    Mississippi $33.24 $80,610
    United States $52.20 $108,570

    Labor Force (2013)
    Jackson County Mississippi
    Labor Force 70,490 1,309,200
    Total Employment 63,330 1,201,900
    Total Unemployment 7,160 107,300
    Unemployment Rate 10.20% 8.20%
    Source: MS Dept. of Employment Security

    Gross Retail Sales
    2008 2010 2012
    Ocean Springs $25.5 Million $35.2 Million $22.9 Million
    Jackson County $155.0 Million $130.3 Million $120.5 Million
    Source: MS State Tax Commission, FY’s ending 2008, 2010, 2012

    Property Tax
    Jackson County Millage 51.37
    City of Ocean Springs Millage 21.83
    Ocean Springs School District Millage 66.65
    Total Millage rate 139.85

    People Quick Facts Ocean Springs Mississippi
    Population, 2012 estimate 17,461 2,984,926
    Male 47.70% 48.60%
    Female 52.3% 51.40%
    Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 5.6% 7.1%
    Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 22.9% 25.5%
    Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 16.5% 12.8%
    Median age (years) 42.1
    White persons, percent, 2010 85.4% 59.1%
    Black persons, percent, 2010 7.4% 37.0%
    American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 0.4% 0.5%
    Asian persons, percent, 2010 3.1% 0.9%
    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 0.1% 0.0%
    Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010 2.2% 1.1%
    Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 4.2% 2.7%
    Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2007-2011 81.1% 85.2%
    Foreign born persons, percent, 2007-2011 4.8% 2.2%
    Language other than English spoken at home, percent age 5+, 2007-2011 7.0% 3.9%
    High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 90.7% 80.3%
    Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 33.7% 19.7%
    Veterans, 2007-2011 2,280 209,408
    Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2007-2011 24 23.9
    Housing units, 2010 7,814 1,274,719
    Homeownership rate, 2007-2011 69.4% 70.6%
    Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2007-2011 12.9% 13.4%
    Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2007-2011 $169,600 $99,200
    Households, 2007-2011 6,657 1,085,062
    Persons per household, 2007-2011 2.59 2.64
    Per capita money income in the past 12 months (2011 dollars), 2007-2011 $31,594 $20,521
    Median household income, 2007-2011 $61,469 $38,718
    Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011 10.4% 21.6%

    Geography Quick Facts Ocean Springs Mississippi
    Land area in square miles, 2010 11.52 46,923.27
    Persons per square mile, 2010 1,513.5 63.2