Gautier, Mississippi

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Gautier, Mississippi
Location of Gautier, MS
Location of Gautier, MS
Coordinates: Coordinates: 30°22′54″N 88°38′39″W / 30.38167°N 88.64417°W / 30.38167; -88.64417
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Jackson
 • Total 12.9 sq mi (33.5 km2)
 • Land 12.2 sq mi (31.7 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 11,681
 • Density 954.2/sq mi (368.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39553
Area code(s) 228
FIPS code 28-26860
GNIS feature ID 0670341

Gautier is a city along the Gulf of Mexico, west of Pascagoula, in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 11,681 at the 2000 census. Locally, the name is pronounced as "go-CHAY," reflecting its French origin. Descendants of the Gautier family, for whom it was named, still live in the area.

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