Pontotoc, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Pontotoc, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Pontotoc had a population of 5,713 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pontotoc: Pontotock.


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Pontotoc, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,713
Daytime Population: Workers 6,258
Daytime Population: Residents 2,995
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,253
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.62
Population in Households 5,589
Population in Familes 4,563
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density2 511
Diversity Index3 59
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,723
Average Household Income $56,016
Per Capita Income $21,426

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,238 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 886 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 253 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $111,026
Average Home Value $126,898
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,124
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,404
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.21% 0.36%
Households -0.03% 0.22%
Families -0.21% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

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, 2017 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 # 65 82nd
Population Density # 166 54th
Diversity Index # 32 92nd
Median Household Income # 83 77th
Per Capita Income # 108 70th

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