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Population in 2012: 5,787 (82% urban, 18% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.2%
 

Males: 2,868  (49.6%)
Females: 2,919  (50.4%)

Median resident age:  35.8 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 38863.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,986 (it was $28,491 in 2000)
Pontotoc:

$39,986
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,734

Pontotoc city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $92,430 (it was $72,000 in 2000)
Pontotoc:

$92,430
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $127,332; Detached houses: $131,234; In 2-unit structures: $6,986; Mobile homes: $50,086

Median gross rent in 2012: $664.

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  • White alone - 3,393 (60.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1,324 (23.6%)
  • Black alone - 798 (14.2%)
  • Two or more races - 71 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pontotoc: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (15.8%), Irish (8.3%), German (8.0%), English (7.3%), Scottish (2.8%), Italian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 501 feet

Land area: 9.45 square miles.

Population density: 612 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Pontotoc:

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pontotoc city:

  • Never married: 34.7%
  • Now married: 38.8%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

707 residents are foreign born

This city:  12.5%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 48 registered sex offenders living in Pontotoc, Mississippi as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Pontotoc to the number of sex offenders is 121 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $734 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $839 (0.8%)

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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 ).

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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 34.25 N, Longitude: 89.01 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,635 (+46.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,471 (55.1%)

Area code: 662

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Pontotoc, Mississippi accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +231 (+4.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Average climate in Pontotoc, Mississippi

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Tornado activity:

Pontotoc-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 178% 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 below Mississippi state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/10/2008 at 17:52:50, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 12.3 miles away from Pontotoc center
On 5/28/1995 at 15:28:36, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/15/1995 at 01:03:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/28/2000 at 11:32:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from Pontotoc center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pontotoc County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 2, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Roger Wicker - Politician, Kent Hull - Football players, Landrum Brewer Shettles - Scientist, Nickey Browning - Politician, Thad Cochran - politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in Pontotoc:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Pontotoc, MS

Airports located in Pontotoc:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pontotoc:

  • University of Mississippi Main Campus (about 34 miles; University, MS; Full-time enrollment: 13,969)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 35 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,616)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 39 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,081)
  • Mississippi State University (about 57 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 15,187)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 62 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,204)
  • University of Memphis (about 81 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 14,700)
  • Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals (about 83 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,417)
See full list of schools located in Pontotoc

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)

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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).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.6. This is about average.
City:

33.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 17.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.6
U.S.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.6

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

CITY OF PONTOTOC (Population served: 5737, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between MAY-10-2002 and JUN-10-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2002), St Public Notif received (MAY-15-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and DEC-15-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-15-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2001 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
EAST PONTOTOC WATER ASSN (Population served: 3315, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.0%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.8% for Black residents, 17.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.2% for American Indian residents, 20.3% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Pontotoc, MS

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

Pontotoc compared to Mississippi state average:

Pontotoc, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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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) (Amended And
  • 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.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Pontotoc travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pontotoc city (based on Pontotoc County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.33%
Here67.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristNational Association of Free Will BaptistsCatholic Church
Adherents83.1%9.8%1.9%1.8%1.0%
Congregations54.0%20.7%5.7%4.6%1.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents0.6%0.5%0.4%0.3%0.5%
Congregations3.4%2.3%1.1%1.1%5.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Pontotoc County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pontotoc County:

30.5%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

24.2%
State:

14.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,462$41,5440$0
Other Government Administration 3$11,046$44,1845$4,257
Judicial and Legal 1$1,575$18,9000$0
Police Protection - Officers 14$41,711$35,7524$2,682
Police - Other 1$2,799$33,5885$1,511
Firefighters 4$12,464$37,3922$2,770
Streets and Highways 7$20,160$34,5600$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,799$33,5880$0
Sewerage 5$15,018$36,0430$0
Parks and Recreation 4$11,861$35,5837$2,890
Water Supply 4$12,218$36,6540$0
Gas Supply 8$23,774$35,6610$0
Other and Unallocable 13$35,103$32,4030$0
Totals for Government 66$193,990$35,27123$14,110

Pontotoc government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $3,100,000 ($535.68)
    Regular Highways: $257,000 ($44.41)
    Gas Utilities: $40,000 ($6.91)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($3.63)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $4,484,000 ($774.84)
    Police Protection: $1,134,000 ($195.96)
    Water Utilities: $672,000 ($116.12)
    Regular Highways: $540,000 ($93.31)
    Central Staff Services: $494,000 ($85.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $358,000 ($61.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $247,000 ($42.68)
    Sewerage: $230,000 ($39.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $201,000 ($34.73)
    Financial Administration: $119,000 ($20.56)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $10,000 ($1.73)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $77,000 ($13.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Gas Utilities: $181,000 ($31.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $83,000 ($14.34)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($8.64)
    Central Staff Services: $33,000 ($5.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $29,000 ($5.01)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($1.04)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($0.69)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.52)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,103,000 ($363.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($0.52)

Pontotoc government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $497,000 ($85.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $249,000 ($43.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $108,000 ($18.66)
    All Other: $37,000 ($6.39)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,000 ($0.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $234,000 ($40.44)
    Public Welfare: $58,000 ($10.02)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $366,000 ($63.25)
    General Revenue, NEC: $204,000 ($35.25)
    Interest Earnings: $38,000 ($6.57)
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000 ($4.15)
    Rents: $16,000 ($2.76)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $5,739,000 ($991.71)
    Water Utilities: $927,000 ($160.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,570,000 ($271.30)
    Public Welfare: $83,000 ($14.34)
    Highways: $20,000 ($3.46)
  • Tax - Other License: $203,000 ($35.08)
    Public Utilities Sales: $29,000 ($5.01)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $27,000 ($4.67)

Pontotoc government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,500,000 ($1814.41)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,743,000 ($1338.00)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,100,000 ($535.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $343,000 ($59.27)

Pontotoc government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,669,000 ($634.01)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,037,000 ($179.19)

7.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,630 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lee County, MS  2.04% ($28,959 average AGI)
from Union County, MS  0.98% ($29,223)
from Chickasaw County, MS  0.50% ($26,563)


6.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lee County, MS  1.85% ($31,017 average AGI)
to Union County, MS  0.84% ($25,152)
to Chickasaw County, MS  0.37% ($25,943)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Pontotoc, Mississippi:
  • Fatal accident count: 24
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 37
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 26
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 61
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Mississippi average:
  • Fatal accident count: 87
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 131
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 16
  • Fatalities: 96
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 216
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

See more detailed statistics of Pontotoc fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $66,000
Total average daily traffic: 18,350
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,468

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pontotoc)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

117 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Pontotoc, MS)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • North Pontotoc MS, North Pontotoc, 2960 Hwy 15n (Lat: 34.291500 Lon: -89.024750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 51.8 m, Overall height: 52.7 m, Call Sign: WQOQ602
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/23/2011, Expiration Date: 12/23/2021, Certifier: David Smith
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • Downtown Pontotoc MS, 439 Hwy 9 South (Lat: 34.242778 Lon: -89.026500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQOQ603
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/23/2011, Expiration Date: 12/23/2021, Certifier: David Smith
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696
  • Pontotoc MS, 195 Martin Luther King Drive (Lat: 34.242694 Lon: -88.976222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 109.7 m, Overall height: 111.9 m, Call Sign: WQOQ604
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/23/2011, Expiration Date: 12/23/2021, Certifier: David Smith
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • Nixon MS, Nixon, 18 Bridgman Loop (Lat: 34.286944 Lon: -88.969917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQOQ609
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/23/2011, Expiration Date: 12/23/2021, Certifier: David Smith
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • 30401, 6349 Hwy 41 (Site # 30401) (Lat: 34.162750 Lon: -88.928833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 129.5 m, Overall height: 132.6 m, Call Sign: WQOV651, Licensee ID: L01412109
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/09/2012, Expiration Date: 02/09/2022, Certifier: Bill Roach
    Registrant: State Of Mississippi Wireless Communication Commission, 412 East Woodrow Wilson Ave., Mail Code 66-01, Jackson, MS 39216, Phone: (601) 359-5363, Fax: (601) 359-5362, Email:
  • PONTOTOC, 195 Martin Luther King Drive (Lat: 34.242694 Lon: -88.976222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 109.7 m, Overall height: 111.9 m, Call Sign: WQPP856
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/17/2012, Expiration Date: 07/17/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pontotoc)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Pontotoc)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 227
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 12

Incident types - Pontotoc


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Pontotoc, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
AutoZone1New Balance1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx2True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
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