Pontotoc, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 6,077 (82% urban, 18% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.7%
 
Males: 2,975  (49.0%)
Females: 3,102  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

37.9 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 38863.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,585 (it was $28,491 in 2000)
Pontotoc:

$39,585
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,266 (it was $17,324 in 2000)

Pontotoc city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $133,762 (it was $72,000 in 2000)
Pontotoc:

$133,762
MS:

$120,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $646.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pontotoc: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.3%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.6% for Black residents, 23.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Pontotoc, MS (2010)
    • 3,77967.2%White alone
    • 1,13220.1%Black alone
    • 60210.7%Hispanic
    • 671.2%Two or more races
    • 190.3%Other race alone
    • 100.2%American Indian alone
    • 140.2%Asian alone
    • 20.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Pontotoc detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 70 registered sex offenders living in Pontotoc, Mississippi as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pontotoc is 84 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (19.1%), English (8.3%), Irish (4.8%), Pennsylvania German (4.5%), French (2.9%), European (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 501 feet

Land area: 9.45 square miles.

Population density: 643 people per square mile   (low).

Pontotoc, Mississippi map

308 residents are foreign born (4.2% Latin America).

This city:

5.2%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $953 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $538 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (81.4 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (459.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Algoma, MS (2.3 miles ),
Ecru, MS (2.7 miles ),
Thaxton, MS (3.2 miles ),
Sherman, MS (3.5 miles ),
Toccopola, MS (3.6 miles),
Blue Springs, MS (3.6 miles),
New Houlka, MS (3.8 miles ),
Tupelo, MS (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 34.25 N, Longitude: 89.01 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,594 (+61.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,206 (50.0%)

Area code: 662

Distribution of median household income in Pontotoc, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pontotoc, MS in 2017
Pontotoc satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 23 buildings, average cost: $62,200
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $61,700
  • 1999: 27 buildings, average cost: $74,900
  • 2000: 26 buildings, average cost: $70,300
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 2006: 19 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $98,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Pontotoc, MS residents
Average permit cost in Pontotoc, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Pontotoc, MS
Historical housing units in Pontotoc, MS

Population change in the 1990s: +231 (+4.6%).
Most common industries in Pontotoc, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (22.9%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.7%)
  • Construction (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (26.1%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.4%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
  • Truck transportation (3.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (19.5%)
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Pontotoc, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Registered nurses (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)

Average climate in Pontotoc, Mississippi

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Pontotoc, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 49.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

8.5

Tornado activity:

Pontotoc-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Pontotoc city center killed 3 people and injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/21/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pontotoc-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 121.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 166.6 miles away from Pontotoc center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from Pontotoc center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 129.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 204.0 miles away from Pontotoc center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pontotoc County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 3, Freezes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pontotoc topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Pontotoc:

  • NORTH MS MEDICAL CTR PONTOTOC HOSPITAL (P O BOX 790/ 176 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • PONTOTOC HEALTH SERVICE CAH (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 176 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • GRACELAND CARE CTR OF PONTOTOC (278 WEST EIGHTH STREET/P. O. BOX 547)
  • NMMC - PONTOTOC NURSING HOME (176 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • NORTH MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER (POST OFFICE BOX C)
  • SUNSHINE HEALTH CARE, INC (1677 HIGHWAY 9 NORTH)

Airports located in Pontotoc:

College/University in Pontotoc:

  • KC's School of Hair Design (Full-time enrollment: 78; Location: 7 Lafayette St.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.kcsschoolofhair.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pontotoc:

  • University of Mississippi (about 32 miles; University, MS; Full-time enrollment: 17,642)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 34 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 39 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Mississippi State University (about 57 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 61 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 63 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • University of Memphis (about 82 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)

Public high schools in Pontotoc:

Public elementary/middle schools in Pontotoc:

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Library in Pontotoc:

  • DIXIE REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $735,242; Location: 111 NORTH MAIN STREET; 134,762 books; 3,613 audio materials; 6,822 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 53 state licensed databases; 161 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Pontotoc Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Pontotoc include: West Heights Church (A), Naylor Chapel (B), McDonald United Methodist Church (C), Pontotoc Second Baptist Church (D), Pontotoc Church of Christ (E), First Baptist Church (F), East Pontotoc Missionary Baptist Church (G), Community Bible Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Pontotoc Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mile Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Pontotoc Travel Inc (Tours & Charters; 7417 Highway 6 West).

Hotel: Days Inn Pontotoc (217 Highway 15 North).

Courts: AAA Bonds Inc (182 HIGHLAND DR), Pontotoc County - Justice Court Judge (29 East Washington Street), Pontotoc County - Justice Court Clerk (29 East Washington Street).

Birthplace of: Roger Wicker - Politician, Kent Hull - Football players, Landrum Brewer Shettles - Scientist, Nickey Browning - Politician, Thad Cochran - politician.

Pontotoc County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pontotoc and their reported violations in the past:

ALGOMA WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 7,861, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-04-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 334 regular monitoring violations
CITY OF PONTOTOC (Population served: 5,250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 518 regular monitoring violations
EAST PONTOTOC WATER ASSN (Population served: 3,870, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 258 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.0%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.8%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Pontotoc in 2010:

  • 101 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 52 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Pontotoc in 2000:

  • 113 people in nursing homes
  • 22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Pontotoc (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Pontotoc: Pototoc Express Drive Thru Branch, West Pontotoc Branch, The First National Bank Of Pontotoc. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $239.4 mil, Deposits: $203.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Pontotoc Bancshares Corp.
  • Renasant Bank: Hi-Way 15 North Branch at 309 Highway 15 North, branch established on 1969/11/07; Pontotoc Main Branch at 37 Main Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/10: Bank assets: $4,196.4 mil, Deposits: $3,416.0 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Renasant Corporation
  • Oxford University Bank: Bank Of Pontotoc at 1882 Highway 15, branch established on 2011/01/18; Bank Of Pontotoc, Lpo, A Subsidiary Of at 25 South Liberty Street, branch established on 2008/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $93.7 mil, Deposits: $81.8 mil, headquarters in Oxford, MS, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Lafayette Bancorp, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Ms Pontotoc Branch at 100 Mccord Road, branch established on 2009/08/15. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Pontotoc Branch at 103 Mccord Road, branch established on 2008/09/08. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Pontotoc:

Marital status in Pontotoc, MS
  • Never married: 38.8%
  • Now married: 35.5%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

For population 25 years and over in Pontotoc:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Mississippi average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pontotoc
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pontotoc, MS (based on Pontotoc County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,40468
Mainline Protestant1,76720
Black Protestant3413
Catholic3251
Other-1
None10,120-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Pontotoc County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Pontotoc County:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Pontotoc County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pontotoc County:

10.5%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pontotoc County:

30.5%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pontotoc County:

24.2%
State:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.9%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Pontotoc:

43.6%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
State:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.7%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Pontotoc:

11.9%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Pontotoc:

6.8
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pontotoc:

34.3%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
This city:

53.3%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.3%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pontotoc, MS Residents

Pontotoc government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $655,000 ($107.78)
    Gas Utilities: $304,000 ($50.02)
    Regular Highways: $185,000 ($30.44)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $5,103,000 ($839.72)
    Police Protection: $1,092,000 ($179.69)
    Sewerage: $795,000 ($130.82)
    Water Utilities: $793,000 ($130.49)
    Financial Administration: $719,000 ($118.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $615,000 ($101.20)
    Regular Highways: $555,000 ($91.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $469,000 ($77.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $346,000 ($56.94)
    General - Other: $202,000 ($33.24)
    Central Staff Services: $158,000 ($26.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $87,000 ($14.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $62,000 ($10.20)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $61,000 ($10.04)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $43,000 ($7.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $59,000 ($9.71)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $90,000 ($14.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Gas Utilities: $69,000 ($11.35)
    Sewerage: $57,000 ($9.38)
    Police Protection: $40,000 ($6.58)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($2.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($2.30)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,052,000 ($502.22)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $77,000 ($12.67)

Pontotoc government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,000,000 ($164.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $356,000 ($58.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $183,000 ($30.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $191,000 ($31.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $381,000 ($62.70)
    Interest Earnings: $67,000 ($11.03)
    General Revenue - Other: $62,000 ($10.20)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $6,302,000 ($1037.02)
    Water Utilities: $1,217,000 ($200.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,381,000 ($391.81)
    Other: $423,000 ($69.61)
    Housing and Community Development: $253,000 ($41.63)
    Gas Utilities: $117,000 ($19.25)
    Sewerage: $79,000 ($13.00)
    Highways: $43,000 ($7.08)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $298,000 ($49.04)
    Property: $118,000 ($19.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $111,000 ($18.27)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $70,000 ($11.52)

Pontotoc government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,090,000 ($1495.80)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $730,000 ($120.13)

Pontotoc government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,011,000 ($824.58)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,118,000 ($348.53)

6.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lee County, MS  2.09% ($36,843 average AGI)
from Union County, MS  1.06% ($32,248)
from Chickasaw County, MS  0.42% ($29,822)
Businesses in Pontotoc, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike1
Baskin-Robbins1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul1
H&R Block2UPS3
Hardee's1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Pontotoc:

  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WELO (580 AM; 1 kW; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFTO (1330 AM; 5 kW; FULTON, MS; Owner: AIR SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WKMQ (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TUPELO, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pontotoc:

  • WSEL-FM (96.7 FM; PONTOTOC, MS; Owner: OLLIE COLLINS, JR.)
  • WWMS (97.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZLQ (98.5 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING)
  • WWZD-FM (106.7 FM; NEW ALBANY, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WRBO (103.5 FM; COMO, MS; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WCMR (94.5 FM; BRUCE, MS; Owner: RUSSELL A HUMPHREY & ROBERTA L EATON)
  • WAFR (88.3 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAQB (90.9 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WMAE-FM (89.5 FM; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WCNA (95.9 FM; POTTS CAMP, MS; Owner: OLVIE E. SISK)
  • WESE (92.5 FM; BALDWYN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAJS (91.7 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WFTA (101.9 FM; FULTON, MS; Owner: AIR SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WQLJ (93.7 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pontotoc:

  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W32BH (Channel 32; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W22BS (Channel 22; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W45BD (Channel 45; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W49BK (Channel 49; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W14BW (Channel 14; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMAV-TV (Channel 18; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WMAE-TV (Channel 12; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
Pontotoc fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Pontotoc fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 35Number of bridges
  • 479ft / 146mTotal length
  • $4,120,997,000Total costs
  • 168,000Total average daily traffic
  • 17,552Total average daily truck traffic
  • 176,375Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pontotoc, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 102000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pontotoc, MS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pontotoc)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 166 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Pontotoc, MS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pontotoc)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Pontotoc)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 154. The highest number of reported fires - 227 took place in 2006, and the least - 71 in 2015. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Pontotoc, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (49.4%), and Structure Fires (37.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pontotoc, MS
    • 1,21449.4%Outside Fires
    • 92537.6%Structure Fires
    • 27311.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 461.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pontotoc, MS
Most common first names in Pontotoc, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20973.2 years
William16573.7 years
John12175.4 years
Mary11779.5 years
Robert8272.1 years
Willie6273.5 years
Annie6079.6 years
George5678.3 years
Ruby4580.9 years
Thomas4473.9 years
Most common last names in Pontotoc, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Russell5279.2 years
Tutor4770.3 years
Johnson4777.2 years
Brown4775.9 years
Warren4178.5 years
Williams3776.6 years
Montgomery3678.5 years
Stegall3675.7 years
Owen3575.9 years
Graham3573.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pontotoc, MS
  • 54.7%Utility gas
  • 44.4%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pontotoc, MS
  • 48.8%Electricity
  • 48.7%Utility gas
  • 2.5%No fuel used


Pontotoc compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Pontotoc on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
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