Wade is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the Pascagoula Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,074 at the 2010 census, up from 491 at the 2000 census.
Wade is located in northeastern Jackson County at 30°38′31″N 88°33′4″W / 30.64194°N 88.55111°W / 30.64194; -88.55111 (30.641942, -88.551069), around the intersection of Mississippi Highway 63 and Mississippi Highway 614. Highway 63 leads north 21 miles (34 km) to Lucedale and south 22 miles (35 km) to Pascagoula, the Jackson county seat. Highway 614 leads east 5 miles (8 km) to Hurley and west 10 miles (16 km) to Mississippi Highway 57 north of Vancleave.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Wade CDP has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.0 km), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km), or 0.44%, are water.
At the 2000 census, there were 491 people, 169 households and 147 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 112.6 per square mile (43.5/km²). There were 174 housing units at an average density of 39.9/sq mi (15.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.95% White, 1.02% African American, 0.20% Asian, 0.81% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.20% of the population.
There were 169 households of which 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.3% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.0% were non-families. 11.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.15.
29.3% of the populationwere under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.3 males.
The median household income was $50,972 and the median family income was $60,982. Males had a median income of $45,673 compared with $23,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,993. About 4.5% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.
Wade Mississippi neighborhoods include: Big Point, Central Helena, Franklin Creek, Griffin Hts-Sawmill Point, Guywood, Hurley, Moss Point, Riverside, Riverwood, WADE, Wildwood – Shady Grove