Moss Point, Mississippi

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Moss Point is a city, north of Pascagoula, in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 17,653 at the 2000 census.

On August 29, 2005, Moss Point was hit by the strong east side of Hurricane Katrina, and much of Moss Point was flooded or destroyed (see details below).

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Geography

Moss Point is located at 30°24′40″N 88°31′31″W / 30.410999°N 88.525140°W / 30.410999; -88.525140.[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.8 square miles (69.3 km²), of which, 25.0 square miles (64.7 km²) of it is land and 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²) of it (6.61%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 17,653 people, 6,714 households, and 5,228 families residing in the city. The population density was 634.0 people per square mile (344.8/km²). There were 6,237 housing units at an average density of 249.4/sq mi (96.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 28.04% White, 70.56% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 5,714 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 23.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.21.

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