Gulfport, Mississippi is the second largest city in Mississippi, second only to its state capital of Jackson. It is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi Metropolitan Area and is home to almost 70,000. It is the home base for the US Navy Atlantic Fleet Seabees.
Gulfport is also home to several large industries such as the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Mississippi Power, and Huntington Ingalls Industries. Gulfport also has several institutes of higher learning, such as the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus and the Jefferson Davis Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.