Originally a small-fishing town, the draw of the waters would make this quiet fishing spot a booming town when the demand for ships of war increased. The 1970s and ‘80s brought this boom to Pascagoula and is responsible for the initial population influx. While shipbuilding is still an area industry, the decommissioning of the Naval Station Pascagoula in 2005 saw a decrease in its military-related economy. However, Ingalls Shipbuilding still provides ships for naval purposes, and employs half the local population. Even with a drawback in military funds, Ingalls keeps the population employed, with this trend continuing for the foreseeable future.
Parks and Golf
The great outdoors is always calling in Pascagoula with green parks and blue waterways. From the Pine Street Park to the Pascagoula Beach Park and Recreation area, there are plenty of spaces to throw a Frisbee, walk the dog, or play with the kids. The beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, Pascagoula Bay, and other area waters ensure that there is always space to sunbathe and swim. Golf lovers need not travel far to enjoy outdoor time at the Hickory Hill Golf course or other fine establishments. Truly a place for outdoor fun, lovers of sun and surf are ideal for the Pascagoula area.