Gulfport (UK) Gulfport) is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, the United States of America, and is the second largest population in the state after the state capital Jackson. It is the largest city in the Gulfport-Biloxi metropolitan area and also the integrated urban area of Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagura. The population in the 2010 population census was 67,793, 4.7% less than 71,127 in 2000. Along with Biloxi, it is the location of the Common County Office in Harrison County. It is also the East Coast Base of the U.S. Navy Seaby.
City of Gulfport
a location in Gulfport in Harrison County, Mississippi
City of Gulfport
|region||166.4 km2 (64.2 mi2)|
|land||147.4 km2 (56.9 mi2)|
|water surface||19.0 km2 (7.3 mi2)|
|water area ratio||11.40%|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|population||(as of 2010)|
|population density||475/km2 (1,231/mi2)|
|equal time||Eastern Standard Time (UTC-6)|
|daylight saving time||Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-5)|
|Official website: www.gulfport-ms.gov|
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's forces crossed the east side, and most of the town of Gulfport was destroyed by the flood. Hurricane Camille on August 17, 1969 also suffered heavy losses.
Gulfport is 30 degrees, 24 minutes, 6 seconds north latitude and 89 degrees, 4 minutes, 34 seconds west longitude/30.40167 degrees north latitude and 89.07611 degrees west longitude/ 30.40167 degrees;.07611.
According to the National Census Bureau, the total area of the city is 64.2 square miles (166.4 km2), of which the land area is 56.9 square miles (147.4 km2), the water surface is 7.3 square miles (19.0 km 2) and the water area is 11.40%.
The Gulfport has a Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, which is shared with Bilox City. The airport was also badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina. A major repair project was under way, most of which were completed and the commercial route was resumed. New air routes are always being added.
The following is demographic data from the 2000 census.
Households and family (number of households)
income and family
The education in Gulfport City is run by the Gulfport school district and the Harrison District school district. The city has a private baptist called William Carey University. Jefferson Davis Campus of Mississippi Gulfcoast Community College is also in the city.
The University of South Mississippi Gulf Students Service Center (which occupies 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2) of Broadcaster Avenue 1520 in Gulfport City) is set up to provide lessons and re-education resources for students in the Gulf Coast, University of South Mississippi, after Hurricane Katrina.
The San Herald local paper is published in Gulfport. There are two TV stations, WLOX of ABC series and WXXV of FOX series, and a digital station of My Network TV series. There are seven radio stations.
Gulfport, Biloxi and the Gulf of Mexico have access to Gulfport Biloxi International Airport.
regular commercial route
- American Airlines (Gate 1)
- American Eagle Airlines (Dallas, Fort Worth)
- Continental Airlines (Gate 3)
- Continental Express and Express Jet Airways Operate (Houston International Airport)
- Delta Air (Atlanta) (Gate 5 and 6)
- Operated by Delta Connection and Atlantic Southeast Airlines (Atlanta)
- Delta Connection, Pinnacle Airlines (Memphis)
- US Airways (Gate 2)
- US Airways Express Operated by PSA Airlines (Charlotte)
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck Gulfport on the east side, where the forces were strong. The storm and location that continued for more than 16 hours caused the storm to flood most of the town in the course of a day, which was over 28 feet high.
The hurricane damaged more than 40 libraries in Mississippi, and in the case of the Gulfport Public Library, it had no choice but to break one, break two windows and repair them.
The Sun Herald won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for the coverage of Hurricane Katrina under editor Stanley R. Turner.
well known resident
- McMood Abdul-Rauff (born Chris Jackson), NBA basketball player Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings, Vancouver Grizzly's
- Jonathan Aldridge, Professional Baseball, Entertainer
- Thomas H. Anderson Jr., U.S. Ambassador, and the countries to be transferred to are Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Kitts Nevis (1984-1986), born in Gulfport
- William Joel Brass, lawyer, educator
- Timmy Bowers, basketball players
- A quarter back belonging to Brett Favve, NFL American football players, Green Bay Packers, etc.
- Jonathan Holder, a professional baseball player
- Voice Holman, Lawyer, Actor
- Matt Lawton, a professional baseball player
- Stuart Rosa, an astronaut of Apollo 14, a commander-in-chief pilot, one of the 24 men who traveled to the moon, and the United States Air Force Colonel
- ^ State & County QuickFacts, Gulfport, Mississippi, 2011-12-24 Read
- ^ http://www.usm.edu/gc/gcssc_map.html
- ^ "Radio Stations in Gulfport MS". ontheradio.net. Read on March 12, 2008.
- ^ Gary Tuchman, Transcript of "Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees" (2006-08-29) 19:00 ET, CNN, CNN.com web: CNN-ACooper082906: GARY TUCHMAN, CNN Correspondent: Responds to Anderson Cooper that it felt like it would never end, saying winds were at least 100 miles per hour in Gulfport for seven hours, between about 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. For another five or six hours, on each side of that, they [Gulfport] had hurricane-force winds over 75 miles per hour; much of the city [Gulfport, Mississippi, in Harrison County] of 71,000 was then under water.
- ^ "Hurricane Katrina Related Damages to Public Libraries in Mississippi" (September 2005), Mississippi Library Commission
- ^ Reagan appointee
- City of Gulfport's Official web site
- History of Gulfport's Jewish community (from the Institute of Southern Jewish Life)