City of Biloxi shows a decade of growth

The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest numbers last week and they show big growth for the City of Biloxi.

Since 2010, Biloxi has gained nearly 5,400 new residents, making it the fourth largest city in Mississippi, eclipsing Hattiesburg.

This 12 percent growth in population is the largest of the cities on the Coast. The latest reports also show that more than 75 percent of Harrison County residents are living in one of its five municipalities. City of Biloxi Public Information Officer Vincent Creel said, “We picked up more new residents than any other city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. That’s according to numbers from Census 2020. The city had 49,449 on Census Day, that’s April 1st, 2020. That’s up 44,054 residents from the Census in 2010.”

Meanwhile, Mississippi as a whole saw a loss of 6,000 residents in the last decade, making it one of only three states that lost population.

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