Gautier, pronounced GO-chay or GO-shay depending upon whom you ask, is a young and growing city in the heart of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
This attractive city is known as “Nature’s Playground” due to our meandering bayous, beautiful waterfront amenities, outdoor recreation, championship-level golf course, abundant wildlife, Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, and 400-acre Shepard State Park.
We boast a high-performing public school system, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jackson County campus, a business-friendly atmosphere with one of the coast’s lowest tax rates, an emerging eco-tourism industry, and some of the nicest residents you’ll ever meet.
Gautier is listed among the 10 happiest cities in the state, based on a survey citing our housing costs, commute times, wildlife, and outdoor recreation.
During a 2002 annexation, the city doubled its size, and we continue to grow. We now have a population of 18,600 on our 33 square miles.We have some of the highest home values and lowest crime rates in Jackson County, and our median income is higher than the state average and most of our coastal neighbors