D'Iberville, Mississippi

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D'Iberville is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States, immediately north of Biloxi, across the back bay. It is part of the GulfportBiloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It is named after Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville who arrived at the area in 1699. Nearly 300 years later, D'Iberville officially became a city in 1988.[1]

The City of D’Iberville was one of the Gulf-Coast cities hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. As a result of an initiative by the Congress for the New Urbanism under the sponsorship of Governor Haley Barbour and the State of Mississippi, the City of D’Iberville received town design consulting services from some of the most prestigious urban designers in the country.[2]. Since then, the City of D’Iberville has been working with Jaime Correa and Associates on the implementation of its master plan, on a full fledge New Urbanism SmartCode for its downtown area, and on the implementation of mixed-use neighborhood and main street [3].

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Geography

D'Iberville is located at 30°26′13″N 88°53′51″W / 30.437048°N 88.897619°W / 30.437048; -88.897619.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 7,608 people, 2,827 households, and 1,976 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,604.1 people per square mile (619.7/km²). There were 3,088 housing units at an average density of 651.1/sq mi (251.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.21% White, 11.40% African American, 0.37% Native American, 7.03% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.64% of the population.

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