Other cities in the 228 area code include: Moss Point, Picayune, Diamondhead, Pass Christian, Lucedale, and Raleigh.
Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital, Jackson. It is the larger of the two principal cities of the Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city of Gulfport had a total population of 67,793. Gulfport is co- county seat with Biloxi of Harrison County, Mississippi. Gulfport is also home to the US Navy Atlantic Fleet Seabees.
Biloxi, officially the City of Biloxi, is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi. The 2010 United States Census recorded the population as 44,054. Along with the adjoining city of Gulfport, Biloxi is a county seat of Harrison County.The city is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi metropolitan area and the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area. Pre- Katrina, Biloxi was the third largest city in Mississippi behind Jackson and Gulfport. Post- Katrina, the population of Biloxi decreased, and it became the fifth largest city in the state, being surpassed by Hattiesburg and Southaven. The beachfront of Biloxi lies directly on the Mississippi Sound, with barrier islands scattered off the coast and into the Gulf of Mexico.
Ocean Springs is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Biloxi and west of Gautier. It is part of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,225 at the 2000 U.S. Census. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city of Ocean Springs had a population of 17,442.The town has a reputation as an arts community. The town was recently voted as a top 10 Happiest Seaside Towns by Coastal Living. Its historic and secluded downtown area, with streets lined by live oak trees, is home to several art galleries and shops.
The 228 area code lies within the Central Daylight Time Zone (or CDT). The current time in CDT is 12:28 AM on Jul 15, 2020.