|Nickname: Seafood Capital of the World|
Location of Biloxi in the State of Mississippi
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|- Mayor||A.J. Holloway (R)|
|- City||114 sq mi (195 km²)|
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|Elevation||20 ft (6 m)|
|- City||48,972 (2,005 estimation)|
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Biloxi (pronounced /bəˈlʌksi/) is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, in the United States. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Daylight saving time ( DST The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 228 is the Telephone Area code for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Harrison County is a County located in the US state of Mississippi. Mississippi ( is a state located in the Deep South of the United States The United States of America —commonly referred to as the  The 2000 census recorded the population as 50,644. The United States Census is a decennial Census mandated by the United States Constitution. Biloxi is co–county seat with the larger city Gulfport, in the Gulfport–Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Gulfport–Biloxi–Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital Jackson. The Gulfport-Biloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region that covers three counties - Hancock, Pascagoula is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States. The Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula Combined Statistical Area is made up of five counties in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region.
The beachfront of Biloxi lies directly on the Mississippi Sound, with barrier islands scattered off the coast and into the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi Sound is a sound along the Gulf Coast of the United States. The Gulf of Mexico ( Spanish: Golfo de México) is the ninth largest Body of water in the world
Keesler Air Force Base lies within the city and is home to the 81st Training Wing of the U.S. Air Force. Keesler Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Biloxi, a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 5 mi²(120. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 5 km² ). Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 38. 0 mi² (98. 5 km²) of it is land and 8. 5 mi² (22. 0 km²) of it is water. The total area is 18. 27% water.
The history of Biloxi, Mississippi, spans more than 300 years.
The first permanent settlement in French Louisiana was founded at Fort Maurepas, now in Ocean Springs, Mississippi and referred to as Old Biloxi, in 1699 under the direction of Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, with Louisiana separated from Spanish Florida at the Perdido River near Pensacola (founded 1559 & again 1698). Louisiana (La celina+mario) was the name of an administrative district of New France. Also see Fort Maurepas (Canada. The settlement of Fort Maurepas or Old Biloxi in colonial French Louisiana (New France Ocean Springs is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi ( USA) about east of Biloxi. Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville ]] (b 16 July 1661 - d (probably 9 July 1706)founder of the colony of French Louisiana, was born at Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle and the County seat of Escambia County.
In 1720, the administrative capital of French Louisiana was moved to Biloxi(Presently Ocean Springs) (or Bilocci) from Mobile (or Mobille). Louisiana (La celina+mario) was the name of an administrative district of New France. French Louisiana (part of New France) was known in French as La Louisiane in colonial times, but in modern times is called "La Louisiane française" to distinguish from the modern state of Louisiana (also "Louisiane" in French). The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America 
Due to fears of tides and hurricanes in the 1700s, the capital of French Louisiana was later moved by colonial governor Bienville, in 1723, from Biloxi to a new inland harbor town named La Nouvelle-Orléans (New Orleans), built for the purpose in 1718-1720. Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville ]]( February 23, 1680 &ndash March 7, 1767) was a colonizer born in Montreal, Quebec New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana
In 1763, France had to cede French Louisiana east of the Mississippi River, except for New Orleans, to Great Britain. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The Mississippi River is the second longest River in the United States, with a length of from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands At that same time, the king Louis XV of France sold Louisiana west of the Mississippi, including New Orleans, to Spain. Louis XV (15 February 1710 &ndash 10 May 1774 ruled as King of France and of Navarre from 1 September 1715 until his death in 1774 Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula.
With the introduction of gambling in Mississippi in the 1990s, Biloxi became an important center for casinos; the hotels and complexes brought millions of dollars in tourism revenue to the city. Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States A casino is in the modern sense of the word a facility that houses and accommodates certain types of Gambling activities The more famous casino complexes were the Beau Rivage casino resort, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (Biloxi), Casino Magic, Grand Casino, Isle of Capri Casino Resort, Boomtown Casino, President Broadwater Casino Resort, and Imperial Palace. The Hard Rock Casino Biloxi is a Casino and Resort located in Biloxi Mississippi. Casino Magic Biloxi Casino & Hotel was a permanently moored casino barge located on Casino Row along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Biloxi, Mississippi Grand Biloxi Casino Hotel and Spa is the name of a gambling establishment in Biloxi, Mississippi. The IP Casino Resort and Spa is a resort located in Biloxi Mississippi. Like Tunica County in the northern part of the state, Biloxi and the surrounding Gulf Coast region was considered a leading gambling center in the Southern United States until many casinos were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Tunica County is a County located in the Mississippi Delta region of the U The Southern United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South &mdashconstitutes a large distinctive Of the casinos that were located in Biloxi, eight have reopened since Katrina. They are: the Grand Biloxi Casino Hotel Spa(formerly known as Grand Casino Biloxi), the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the Isle of Capri Casino and Resort, the Palace Casino Resort, the IP Casino Resort Spa (formerly known as Imperial Palace), Treasure Bay Casino, Boomtown Casino, and the Beau Rivage, which re-opened on the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. 
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast with high winds, heavy rains and a 30-foot storm surge, causing massive damage to the area. Events 708 - Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708) Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States The Mississippi Gulf Coast refers to the three Mississippi counties which lie on the Gulf of Mexico: Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Katrina came ashore during the high tide of 6:56AM, +2. 3 feet more.  Commenting on the power of the storm and the damage, Mayor A.J. Holloway said, "This is our tsunami" . storm parker was elected Mayor of Biloxi, Mississippi ( US) in 1993 and began his fourth term in July 2005 The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea Earthquake that occurred at 005853 UTC on December 26 2004 with an Epicentre off the west coast of Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour was quoted as saying the destruction of the Mississippi coastline by Hurricane Katrina looked like an American Hiroshima. Haley Reeves Barbour (born October 22, 1947) is an American Politician currently serving as the governor of Mississippi Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States The Japanese city of ( is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshū, the largest of Japan 's
On the morning of August 31, 2005, in an interview on MSNBC, Governor Barbour stated that 90% of the buildings along the coast in Biloxi and neighboring Gulfport had been destroyed by the hurricane. Events 1056 - Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill dying suddenly a few days later without children to succeed the Throne Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. MSNBC is a 24-hour cable television news channel based in the United States and available in Canada. Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital Jackson. Several of the "floating" casinos were torn off their supports and thrown inland, contributing to the damage. All coastal churches were destroyed or severely damaged.
Many churches were damaged, including St. Michael's Catholic Church (see photo at right), which was gutted by the storm surge, breaking the entry doors and stained-glass windows along the first floor; however, the interior was later removed, and the structure was still solid enough to allow repairing the church.
Hurricane Katrina damaged over 40 Mississippi libraries, flooding several feet in the Biloxi Public Library and breaking windows, beyond repair, requiring a total rebuild. 
Hurricane-force winds persisted for 17 hours and tore the branches off many coastal oak trees, but the tree trunks survived the 30-foot flood and many have since regrown smaller branches. Some reconstructed homes still have the antebellum appearance, and miles inland, with less flooding, shopping centers have re-opened. " Antebellum " is an expression derived from Latin that means "before war" ( ante, "before" and bellum
Harrison County Coroner Gary T. Hargrove told the mayor and City Council that Hurricane Katrina had claimed 53 victims in Biloxi, as of January 30, 2006. Events 1648 - Eighty Years' War: The Treaty of Münster is signed ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Of the 53 confirmed fatalities in Biloxi, a figure that includes one unidentified male, Hargrove said the average age was 58, with youngest being 22 and oldest, 90; and 14 were females and 39 were males.
Biloxi is also the site of a well-known memorial to the Katrina victims, built by the crew and volunteers of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Extreme Makeover Home Edition, sometimes shortened EMHE, is an Emmy Award -winning Reality television series providing Home renovations 
Multiple plans have been laid out to rebuild the waterfront areas of Biloxi, and the federal government has recently announced that it is considering giving up to 17,000 Mississippi coast homeowners the option to sell their properties so that a vast hurricane-protection zone can be implemented.  Meanwhile, the city of Biloxi is rapidly implementing plans to allow the redevelopment of commercial properties south of highway 90. 
|Est. 2006||44,342||−12. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. 4%|
Biloxi is the smaller of two principal cities of the Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Gulport-Biloxi-Pascagoula Combined Statistical Area. Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital Jackson. Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasIn the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB has produced Table of United States Combined Statistical AreasThe United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas.
As of the census of 2000, there were 50,644 people, 19,588 households, and 12,379 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,331. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 8/sq mi (514. 2/km²). There were 22,115 housing units at an average density of 581. 6/sq mi (224. 5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71. 43% White, 19. 04% African American, 0. 49% Native American, 5. 11% Asian, 0. 11% Pacific Islander, 1. 43% from other races, and 2. 38% from two or more races. 3. 65% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 19,588 households, out of which 31. 4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44. 6% were married couples living together, 14. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36. 8% are non-families. 30. 1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10. 6% had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 42 and the average family size is 3. 02.
In the city the population was spread out with 24. 2% under the age of 18, 14. 3% from 18 to 24, 30. 3% from 25 to 44, 19. 2% from 45 to 64, and 12. 0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101. 9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101. 6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,106, and the median income for a family was $40,685.
Males had a median income of $28,046 versus $21,267 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,809. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country 14. 6% of the population and 11. 2% of families lived below the poverty line. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country Out of the total population, 19. 6% of those under the age of 18 and 11. 7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
Biloxi is served by Gulfport, Mississippi's Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital Jackson. Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is a public use Airport located three Nautical miles (6 km northeast of the Central business district of
The City of Biloxi is served by the Biloxi Public School District and the Harrison County School District. The Biloxi Public School District is a public School district based in Biloxi, Mississippi ( USA) The Harrison County School District is a public School district based in Gulfport, Mississippi ( USA)
Biloxi has become home to several casino resort hotels, with 24-hour gambling, concert entertainment shows, and several restaurants. Some of the casino resorts are the following:
Biloxi's main highway is U.S. Highway 90 (Beach Boulevard), which runs along the beach and by the casinos. US Route 90 is an east-west United States highway. Despite the "0" in its route number US 90 never was a full coast-to-coast route it has always ended at It connects the city to Gulfport and points westward and to Ocean Springs and Pascagoula to the east. Ocean Springs is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi ( USA) about east of Biloxi. Pascagoula is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States. The Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge across Biloxi Bay was rebuilt following Hurricane Katrina, and was fully reopened in April 2008.
Through the northern sections of the city, Interstate 10 passes through, connecting the city to New Orleans, Louisiana, Houston, Texas, Mobile, Alabama and Jacksonville, Florida. Interstate 10 ( I-10) is the southernmost east-west coast-to-coast Interstate highway in the United States. New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana Interstate 110 splits off from I-10 at D'Iberville and heads south across the Back Bay of Biloxi to U. Interstate 110 (abbreviated I-110) is a 41 mile freeway spur route in Biloxi, running south from Interstate 10 to U D'Iberville is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States, immediately north of Biloxi, across the back bay S. 90 near Beau Rivage, providing the city with an important hurricane evacuation route.
Other highways serving the area include:
In the center of what fisheries biologists term "The Fertile Fisheries Crescent", Biloxi offers some of the finest sportsfishing along the entire northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Mississippi Highway 15 ( MS 15) is a State highway in Mississippi. Spotted seatrout, red drum, Spanish and king mackerel, flounder, snapper, grouper, sharks, and more are all available to anglers during the fishing season. The spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, is a common Estuary Fish found in the southern United States. The Red Drum ( Sciaenops ocellatus) also known as Channel Bass Redfish Puppy Drum or just Red is a Game fish that is found in the Atlantic Ocean The Atlantic Spanish mackerel, Scomberomorus maculatus, is a migratory species of Mackerel that swimsto northern Gulf of Mexico in spring return to The king mackerel ( Scomberomorus cavalla) is a migratory species of Mackerel that lives its entire life in the open waters of the western Atlantic Ocean Flounder (rarely fluke) are Flatfish that live in ocean waters ie For other meanings see Grouper (disambiguation. Groupers are Fish of any of a number of genera in the subfamily Epinephelinae of Sharks ( Superorder Selachimorpha) are a type of Fish with a full cartilaginous Skeleton and a highly streamlined body It is not known how Hurricane Katrina affected this ecosystem. An ecosystem is a natural unit consisting of all plants animals and micro-organisms( Biotic factors in an area functioning together with all of the non-living physical (
The city is home to the Mississippi Sea Wolves, an ECHL minor league hockey team. The Mississippi Sea Wolves are a professional hockey team based in Biloxi Mississippi and playing in the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a Professional Ice hockey league based in Princeton New Jersey, with teams scattered