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Pontotoc County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 30,857 (16% urban, 84% rural); it was 26,726 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,538
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,659
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,881
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,975 (it was 2,216 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

30%

Land area: 497 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 62 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Pontotoc County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (58.6%), Manufacturing (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 52%
  • Unpaid family work: 7%
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Races in Pontotoc County, Mississippi:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (15.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Mississippi median age:  37.2 years
Males: 15,293  (49.6%)
Females: 15,564  (50.4%)
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Pontotoc County,MS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Pontotoc County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,075 ($32,055 in 1999)

This county:

$41,075
Mississippi:

$41,754

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $489 (lower quartile is $338, upper quartile is $600)
This county:

$489
State:

$560


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $94,611 (it was $59,800 in 2000)
Pontotoc:

$94,611
Mississippi:

$113,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,547 - $165,776
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $870
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $310

Institutionalized population: 212
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $74,400
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $50,700
  • 2013: 26 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $103,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $785 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $636 (0.8%)

Pontotoc County household income distribution in 2009 Pontotoc County home values distribution Pontotoc County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.9%
Pontotoc County:

16.9%
Mississippi:

20.8%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.8% for Black residents, 19.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.0% for other race residents, 43.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.8 years old
(Males: 36.5 years old, Females: 38.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.9 years old, Black residents: 35.5 years old, American Indian residents: 54.8 years old, Asian residents: 34.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.7 years old, Other race residents: 21.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pontotoc County is $378 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $619 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pontotoc, Ecru, Sherman, Thaxton, Algoma, Toccopola.

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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Neighboring counties: Abbeville County, South Carolina , Greenwood County, South Carolina , Marion County, South Carolina , Lumpkin County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 787
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 668 (12.3% naturalized citizens)

Pontotoc County:

2.2%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 90
  • 2000 to 2009: 161
  • 1990 to 1999: 327
  • 1980 to 1989: 45
  • 1970 to 1979: 27
  • Before 1970: 36
Note: State values scaled to Pontotoc County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.8%

Pontotoc County marital status for males Pontotoc County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,742
  • One, attached: 132
  • Two: 237
  • 3 or 4: 130
  • 5 to 9: 123
  • 10 to 19: 21
  • 20 or more: 16
  • Mobile homes: 3,300
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Pontotoc County with a mortgage: 3,705 (89 second mortgage, 157 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,061

Here:

42.9% with mortgage
State:

50.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pontotoc County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,40468
Mainline Protestant1,76720
Black Protestant3413
Catholic3251
Other-1
None10,120-
Pontotoc County Religion Details
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.

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.
Mississippi:

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
This county:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Pontotoc County:

10.5%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Pontotoc County:

30.5%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

24.2%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Pontotoc County:

Average size of farms: 162 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $12,680
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $117.42
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.21%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,441
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.95%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.27%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,881
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.49%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.39
Corn for grain: 1940 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 706 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4553 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 20177 harvested acres
Vegetables: 12 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 92 acres

Earthquake activity:

Pontotoc County-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 121.5 miles away from Pontotoc County 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 116.7 miles away from the county 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 the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 128.9 miles away from Pontotoc County 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 the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1594: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and High Winds, Incident Period: May 05, 2003 to May 08, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1470: May 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 1470, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: April 03, 2001 to April 05, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1365: April 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 1365, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1360: February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: 1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Severe Winter Storms, Ice and Freezing Rain, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 26, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1265: January 25, 1999, FEMA Id: 1265, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Freeze
  • Mississippi Severe Storm, Winter Storm, Freezing Rain And Sleet, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 14, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1009: February 18, 1994, FEMA Id: 1009, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Freeze
  • Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 26, 1991 to May 31, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-906: May 17, 1991, FEMA Id: 906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Drought and Freezing, Incident Period: February 22, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3032: February 22, 1977, FEMA Id: 3032, Natural disaster type: Freeze, Drought
  • Mississippi Heavy Rains, Tornadoes, Flooding, Incident Period: March 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-368: March 27, 1973, FEMA Id: 368, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Mississippi STORMS, TORNADOES, Incident Period: February 22, 1971, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-302: February 22, 1971, FEMA Id: 302, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

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

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (78%)
  • Sri Lanka (6%)
  • Honduras (6%)
  • Belize (3%)
  • India (1%)
  • Japan (1%)
  • Germany (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Pontotoc County (%):

  • American (25%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Pennsylvania German (1%)
  • European (1%)

Pontotoc County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,550 (84.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,167 (10.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 181 (1.6%)
  • Walked: 88 (0.8%)
  • Worked at home: 255 (2.3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Pontotoc County, Mississippi in 2000:

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

People in group quarters in Pontotoc County, Mississippi in 2010:

  • 160 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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,558.

5.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,485 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.46% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($20,201 average AGI)
1.23% relocated from other states ($5,284 average AGI)
Pontotoc County:

1.23%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lee County, MS  1.46% ($26,327 average AGI)
from Union County, MS  1.03% ($23,856)
from Chickasaw County, MS  0.51% ($30,294)
from Itawamba County, MS  0.19% ($19,526)
from Monroe County, MS  0.19% ($15,684)
from Calhoun County, MS  0.16% ($28,313)
from Lafayette County, MS  0.13% ($26,154)


6.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.87% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($18,904 average AGI)
1.50% relocated to other states ($6,203 average AGI)
Pontotoc County:

1.50%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lee County, MS  1.51% ($26,314 average AGI)
to Union County, MS  1.01% ($23,480)
to Chickasaw County, MS  0.31% ($23,129)
to Calhoun County, MS  0.29% ($24,621)
to Lafayette County, MS  0.24% ($36,792)
to Tippah County, MS  0.20% ($18,300)
to Monroe County, MS  0.17% ($28,059)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.7

Births per 1000 population in Pontotoc County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Pontotoc County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Pontotoc County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pontotoc County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pontotoc County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,913 (3,552 aged, 1,361 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 908 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Pontotoc County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (379)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (274)
  • Congestive heart failure (269)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (247)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (153)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (152)
  • Unspecified dementia (105)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (99)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (97)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (76)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.56
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,327
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 260
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40,044

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,698
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 826
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 46

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 108.6. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 30,857
  • In family households: 26,839 (3,943 male householders, 3,535 female householders)
    5,366 spouses, 10,723 children (9,618 natural, 337 adopted, 768 stepchildren), 969 grandchildren, 336 brothers or sisters, 324 parents, 788 other relatives, 816 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,755 (1,699 male householders (1,459 living alone)), 1,518 female householders (1,458 living alone)), 549 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 259

Size of family households: 3,286 2-persons, 1,817 3-persons, 1,525 4-persons, 633 5-persons, 117 6-persons, 126 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,912 1-person, 216 2-persons, 59 3-persons, 20 4-persons.

4,377 married couples with children.
2,751 single-parent households (571 men, 2,180 women).

94.3% of residents of Pontotoc speak English at home.
4.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 38% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (28% speak English very well, 47% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $124,974,000 ($4,448 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,532,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $58,119,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,591,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,204,000
Federal grants: $31,433,000
Federal procurement contracts: $779,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,849,000 ($491,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,485,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,600,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,536,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,938
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,316
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +104
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +805
Here +29 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Pontotoc County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.54 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 109
  • 2010 to 2013: 428
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,717
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,706
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,055
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,753
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,079
  • 1950 to 1959: 809
  • 1940 to 1949: 302
  • 1939 or earlier: 667
Note: State values scaled to Pontotoc population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pontotoc County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Pontotoc County population
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 101
  • 4 rooms: 646
  • 5 rooms: 1,990
  • 6 rooms: 2,025
  • 7 rooms: 1,136
  • 8 rooms: 1,089
  • 9+ rooms: 714
  • 1 room: 66
  • 2 rooms: 67
  • 3 rooms: 268
  • 4 rooms: 831
  • 5 rooms: 822
  • 6 rooms: 541
  • 7 rooms: 128
  • 8 rooms: 215
  • 9+ rooms: 34
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pontotoc County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Pontotoc County population
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 72
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,123
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,139
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,147
  • 5+ bedrooms: 233
  • no bedroom: 68
  • 1 bedroom: 222
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,169
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,248
  • 4 bedrooms: 211
  • 5+ bedrooms: 29
Cars and other vehicles available in Pontotoc County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Pontotoc County population
  • no vehicle: 247
  • 1 vehicle: 1,681
  • 2 vehicles: 3,118
  • 3 vehicles: 1,610
  • 4 vehicles: 789
  • 5+ vehicles: 330
  • no vehicle: 233
  • 1 vehicle: 1,351
  • 2 vehicles: 969
  • 3 vehicles: 236
  • 4 vehicles: 181
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

84% of Pontotoc County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Mississippi.

Pontotoc County:

84.3%
State average:

86.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 24,517
  • Other state: 5,551
  • Northeast: 569
  • Midwest: 1,232
  • South: 3,096
  • West: 658

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pontotoc County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (52.3%)
  • Utility gas (33.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.4%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Electricity (52.6%)
  • Utility gas (35.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.3%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 101
Here:

2.7%
Mississippi:

12.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 65
Here:

3.4%
Mississippi:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 80
Here:

6.8%
Mississippi:

9.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Pontotoc County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,662,000
    Police Protection: $1,142,000
    Solid Waste Management: $826,000
    Financial Administration: $739,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $739,000
    Central Staff Services: $662,000
    General Public Buildings: $408,000
    Corrections - Other: $393,000
    Fire Protection: $250,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $164,000
    Health Services - Other: $142,000
    Parks & Recreation: $99,000
    Welfare - Other: $73,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Higher Education: $698,000
    Libraries: $140,000
    Health: $29,000
    General: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $192,000
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,412,000

Pontotoc County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $817,000
    All Other: $127,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $688,000
    Interest Earnings: $99,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,094,000
    General Support: $842,000
    All Other: $20,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,839,000
    NEC: $808,000

Pontotoc County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $579,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $364,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $215,000

Pontotoc County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,669,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 910
  • Number of aged recipients: 139
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 771
  • Number of recipients under 18: 151
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 500
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 259
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 443
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 349
Pontotoc County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Pontotoc County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Pontotoc County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James26473.2 years
William20774.2 years
John16075.1 years
Mary14379.0 years
Robert9471.9 years
Willie8274.8 years
George7177.2 years
Annie7179.6 years
Thomas5873.8 years
Ruby5779.9 years
Most common last names in Pontotoc County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Russell7378.9 years
Tutor6370.8 years
Brown5976.0 years
Graham5675.0 years
Johnson5477.7 years
Williams5277.6 years
Warren5277.6 years
Montgomery4877.1 years
Dillard4675.0 years
Jones3872.1 years
Businesses in Pontotoc County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike1
Baskin-Robbins1Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In3
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx2True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1