Gautier at a Glance
We are Nature's Playground
Gautier enjoys one of the highest elevations on the Gulf Coast, with both sprawling bluffs and low-lying fishing villages within its 33 square miles.
More than 70 miles of waterfront line Gautier, as it's nestled between bayous, barrier islands, and the only unimpeded waterway in the United States, the eco-rich Pascagoula River.
Gautier residents and visitors enjoy numerous parks and coastal recreation, including the 19,000-acre Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge and 395-acre Shepard State Park.
Our Median Income Is Impressive
Gautier's median household income of $51,382 is higher than most of our neighbors, including the cities of Pascagoula, Moss Point, Biloxi, Gulfport, Bay St. Louis, and Waveland.
Our median income is also higher than the Mississippi state average.
Our Schools Are Top Performers
The A-rated Pascagoula-Gautier School District has locally funded pre-kindergarten classes and a pre-K launchpad for childcare facilities.
PGSD boasts some of the highest teacher salaries in the state, small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, award-winning fine arts and performing arts programs, virtual reality technology, robotics programs, a Family Interactive Center, and a full slate of AP, dual credit, and dual enrollment classes.
Gautier High School is a No Child Left Behind National Blue Ribbon High School, with one of the highest graduation rates in the state and more than $10 million in scholarships annually.
GHS is consistently ranked among the best high schools in America.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, which is consistently ranked as one of the biggest, fastest-growing, and top community colleges in the nation, has its Jackson County home in the City of Gautier.
Gautier is ranked 19 among the top 20 safest cities in Mississippi.
In 2021,CityStatistics.com gives Gautier a B+ rating for safety. While total crime in Gautier is higher than the national average, violent crime and property crime remain lower than the national average. Specifically, violent crimes that include murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, and rape remain lower than the national and state averages. Gautier remains a thriving community with a lot to offer its residents, and our police force tirelessly works to ensure the safety of our citizens.
Our Weather Is Beautiful
Snowbirds flock to us annually for our mild climate and bright skies.
On average, we enjoy 221 sunny days per year (16 more than the U.S. average).
Our average summer temperature is 82 degrees, and our average winter temperature is 58 degrees.