Pontotoc, MS 38863 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 38863: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Pontotoc, MS 38863

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • 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).

  • Businesses Addresses: 640
  • PO Box Addresses: 394
  • Residential Addresses: 8,328
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 80
    • Single Family Addresses: 8,248

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Pontotoc, MS 38863 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 20,941
Population in Households 20,721
Population in Familes 17,501
Population in Group Qrtrs 220
Population Density2 71
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $41,163
Average Household Income $53,604
Per Capita Income $20,011


Total Housing Units 8,694 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,165 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,581 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 948 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $102,625
Average Home Value $128,587


Total Households 7,746
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 5,526
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% 0.81%
Households 0.68% 0.78%
Families 0.51% 0.65%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

Pontotoc, MS 38863 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38863 to the other 408 ZIP Codes 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 # 41 90th
Population Density # 125 70th
Diversity Index # 224 45th
Median Household Income # 118 71st
Per Capita Income # 213 48th

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