Pontotoc, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pontotoc, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Pontotoc had a population of 5,797 as of July 1, 2015. Pontotoc ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pontotoc is located at latitude 34.2509 and longitude -89.0083 in Pontotoc County. 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. Pontotoc County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 495 feet.

The City of Pontotoc (GNIS ID: 2404549) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Pontotoc is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pontotoc County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pontotoc population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pontotoc: Pontotock.

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Pontotoc, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,797
Population in Households 5,672
Population in Familes 4,649
Population in Group Qrtrs 125
Population Density1 519
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 2,174
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,446
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,316 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 858 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 212 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $100,419
Average Home Value $135,837


Median Household Income $38,700
Average Household Income $48,026
Per Capita Income $18,307
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.68%
Households 0.4% 0.62%
Families 0.27% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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, 2015 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 # 63 83rd
Population Density1 # 168 54th
Diversity Index2 # 34 91st
Median Household Income # 95 74th
Per Capita Income # 142 61st

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