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Pascagoula, Mississippi

Pascagoula is a city located in Jackson County, Mississippi. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26,200. It is the county seat of Jackson County6. Ingalls Shipbuilding constructs many US Navy ships here.


\nPascagoula is located at 30°21'49" North, 88°32'31" West (30.363656, -88.542041)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 47.2 km² (18.2 mi²). 39.3 km² (15.2 mi²) of it is land and 7.9 km² (3.0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 16.74% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 26,200 people, 9,878 households, and 6,726 families residing in the city. The population density is 666.4/km² (1,726.4/mi²). There are 10,931 housing units at an average density of 278.0/km² (720.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 67.15% White, 28.97% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.67% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 3.89% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 9,878 households out of which 34.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% are married couples living together, 18.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% are non-families. 27.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.52 and the average family size is 3.05. In the city the population is spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.9 males. The median income for a household in the city is $32,042, and the median income for a family is $39,044. Males have a median income of $30,313 versus $22,594 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,891. 20.7% of the population and 18.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 31.4% are under the age of 18 and 13.0% are 65 or older.