About This Place
Pass Christian (pronounced "kris-CHAN" or "kris-chee-ANN" [rather than "KRIS-chin" as in an adherent to Christianity]), nicknamed The Pass, is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States, along the Gulf of Mexico. It is part of the Gulfport–Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,579 at the 2000 census.
Pass Christian is located at 30°19′28″N 89°14′50″W / 30.32444°N 89.24722°W / 30.32444; -89.24722 (30.324463, -89.247214). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.3 square miles (39.6 km²), of which, 8.4 square miles (21.8 km²) of it is land and 6.9 square miles (17.8 km²) of it (44.97%) is water.
The ZIP code of Pass Christian is 39571. Geographicaly, the town of Pass Christian is peninsular, with water on three sides: the Gulf of Mexico to the south, the Bay of St. Louis to the west and a long stretch of bayou to the north. The area north of the bayou, known as DeLisle (pronounced "duh LILL" or "duh LEEL"), shares a zip code with and is officially part of Pass Christian, yet has always had a separate name (formerly Wolf Town or Wolftown for reasons that were obvious at the time).