Pontotoc County MS Information


Pontotoc County Subdivisions

Pontotoc County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 31,906
Population in Households 31,670
Population in Familes 26,954
Population in Group Qrtrs 236
Population Density1 64
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 11,874
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 8,561
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,565 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,309 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,433 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $90,773
Average Home Value $117,472


Median Household Income $38,995
Average Household Income $50,796
Per Capita Income $19,033
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 0.96%
Households 0.98% 0.94%
Families 0.78% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Pontotoc County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pontotoc County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 68th
Population Density1 # 24 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 57 32nd
Median Household Income # 17 80th
Per Capita Income # 36 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.