Gulfport, Mississippi

city in Mississippi, US

Gulfport is the second largest city in the U.S. state of Mississippi, after the state capital Jackson. It is the larger (population wise) of two, aom cities of the Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2020 census, the city of Gulport had a population of 72,926.[4] Gulfport is co-county seat with Biloxi of Harrison County, Mississippi. Gulfport is the east coast home to the US Navy Seabees, and also the birthplace of American football player Brett Favre.

Gulfport, Mississippi
Clockwise from top: Downtown Gulfport, Mississippi Aquarium, Dan M. Russell Jr. Courthouse
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Coordinates: 30°24′6″N 89°4′34″W / 30.40167°N 89.07611°W / 30.40167; -89.07611
Country United States
State Mississippi
IncorporatedJuly 28, 1898; 125 years ago (1898-07-28)
 • TypeStrong mayor–council
 • BodyGulfport City Council
 • MayorBilly Hewes (R)
 • City64.01 sq mi (165.79 km2)
 • Land55.62 sq mi (144.06 km2)
 • Water8.39 sq mi (21.73 km2)
20 ft (6 m)
 • City72,926
 • Density1,311.08/sq mi (506.21/km2)
 • Urban
236,344 (US: 169th)[3]
 • Urban density1,401.5/sq mi (541.1/km2)
 • Metro
416,259 (US: 133rd)[2]
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
39501-39503, 39505-39507
Area code228
FIPS code28-29700
GNIS feature ID0670771
WebsiteCity of Gulfport

On August 29, 2005, Gulfport was hit by the strong east side of Hurricane Katrina, and much of Gulfport was flooded or destroyed. Much of Gulfport was also severely damaged by Hurricane Camille on August 17, 1969.


  1. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  2. "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. August 12, 2021. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  3. "List of 2020 Census Urban Areas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 7, 2023.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "QuickFacts: Gulfport city, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 10, 2024.

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