Pontotoc County MS Information


Pontotoc County Subdivisions

Pontotoc County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 32,007
Population in Households 31,771
Population in Familes 26,994
Population in Group Qrtrs 236
Population Density1 64
Diversity Index2 44


Median Household Income $40,735
Average Household Income $54,227
Per Capita Income $20,268


Total Housing Units 13,312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,162 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,725 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,425 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $98,979
Average Home Value $127,123


Total Households 11,887
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 8,554
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.81% 0.87%
Households 0.75% 0.84%
Families 0.58% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.89%


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, 2018 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 # 26 70th
Population Density # 24 72nd
Diversity Index # 55 34th
Median Household Income # 20 77th
Per Capita Income # 36 57th

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