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Biloxi, MS - Our Sister City

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hurricane Katrina, a deadly and devastating tropical storm, has caused catastrophic damage to much of the SouthEast Gulf Coast area.   Katrina may be the deadliest hurricane in the United States since the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 which claimed approximately 8,000 lives.  It is also expected to be the costliest natural disaster in United States history.  Many of our community organizations, residents and businesses have expressed an interest in assisting in humanitarian relief efforts.  The City of Rome has adopted the city of Biloxi, MS as a Sister City and has organized a relief effort targeted for that area.

Biloxi Facts:

Population:  50,644
Persons per household: 2.42
Median household income $34,106
Median Age 32.5

Labor Force Status

Total Labor Force 26,461
Civilian Labor Force 21,793
Armed Forces 4,668

(Source:  U.S. Bureau of Census, 2000)

Additional Information Links
Biloxi, MS WebsiteAmerican Red Cross