Pontotoc County MS Information


Pontotoc County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 31,624
Daytime Population: Workers 12,390
Daytime Population: Residents 17,229
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 29,619
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 31,388
Population in Familes 26,672
Population in Group Qrtrs 236
Population Density2 64
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $40,384
Average Household Income $52,837
Per Capita Income $19,573


Total Housing Units 13,149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,274 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,363 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,512 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $95,329
Average Home Value $118,972


Total Households 11,637
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 8,385
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.75% 0.75%
Households 0.56% 0.64%
Families 0.38% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   1.81%


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, 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 # 26 70th
Population Density # 24 72nd
Diversity Index # 55 34th
Median Household Income # 17 80th
Per Capita Income # 41 51st

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