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Pontotoc, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Pontotoc is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pontotoc County at latitude 34.2509 and longitude -89.0083. Pontotoc County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 495 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Pontotoc, but most people and references simply refer to it as Pontotoc, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Pontotoc indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Pontotoc (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pontotoc: Pontotock.

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Pontotoc, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,751
Population in Households 5,627
Population in Familes 4,623
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density1 514
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 2,162
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 1,438
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,375 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,327 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 836 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 213 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $107,891
Average Home Value $143,821


Median Household Income $38,812
Average Household Income $48,216
Per Capita Income $18,422
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.52% 0.81%
Households 0.36% 0.75%
Families 0.2% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pontotoc to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 64 83rd
Population Density1 # 168 54th
Diversity Index2 # 22 94th
Median Household Income # 94 74th
Per Capita Income # 156 57th

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