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Things to do: casinos, museums, sightseeing
Bay Saint Louis is a city that is the county seat of Hancock County, Mississippi. It is part of the Gulfport–Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,209. The city is recovering population lost due to Hurricane Katrina, and the Census Bureau's 2011 population estimate was 9,408. Like several other upper Gulf Coast cities, Bay Saint Louis was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 (see details below).GeographyBay St. Louis is located at 30°18'53" North, 89°20'39" West (30.314696, −89.344096). It is situated on the Bay of Saint Louis, which empties into the Mississippi Sound.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.9sqmi, of which 6.1sqmi is land and 10.7sqmi is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 8,209 people, 3,271 households, and 2,064 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,342.1 people per square mile (517.9/km²). There were 3,817 housing units at an average density of 624.1 per square mile (240.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.23% White, 16.59% African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.11% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 1.68% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
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