Pontotoc, MS 38863 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 38863: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Pontotoc, MS 38863

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 633
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,153
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 80
  • County: Pontotoc County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.226, Longitude -88.975
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 38863 has segments in 2 Counties (Lafayette, Pontotoc).

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Pontotoc, MS 38863 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,430
Population in Households 20,218
Population in Familes 17,100
Population in Group Qrtrs 212
Population Density1 69
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 7,542
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 5,384
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,305 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,237 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 905 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $92,967
Average Home Value $118,025


Median Household Income $39,107
Average Household Income $50,666
Per Capita Income $18,885
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.87%
Households 0.84% 0.84%
Families 0.64% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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 38863 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38863 to the other 416 ZIP Codes 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 # 43 90th
Population Density1 # 131 69th
Diversity Index2 # 220 47th
Median Household Income # 114 73rd
Per Capita Income # 193 54th

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