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Pontotoc County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2019: 31,530 (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: 63 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Pontotoc County: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (28.5%), Educational, health and social services (21.6%), Retail trade (12.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 81%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Pontotoc County, MS (2019)
    • 24,13276.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,96815.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,2457.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3371.1%Two or more races
    • 260.08%Asian alone
    • 260.08%Some other race alone
    • 100.03%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

37.4 years
Mississippi median age:

38.3 years
Males: 15,155  (48.1%)
Females: 16,375  (51.9%)
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Average household size:
Pontotoc County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,464 ($32,055 in 1999)
This county:

$45,464
Mississippi:

$45,792

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $527 (lower quartile is $398, upper quartile is $636)
This county:

$527
State:

$598


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $114,734 (it was $59,800 in 2000)
Pontotoc:

$114,734
Mississippi:

$128,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,441 - $177,336
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $927
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $308

Institutionalized population: 212
Pontotoc County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 40 buildings, average cost: $42,200
  • 1998: 52 buildings, average cost: $46,900
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $66,000
  • 2000: 36 buildings, average cost: $81,100
  • 2001: 45 buildings, average cost: $82,900
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $94,600
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $73,100
  • 2006: 24 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 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
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 2016: 23 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2017: 29 buildings, average cost: $68,600
  • 2018: 16 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2019: 31 buildings, average cost: $70,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Pontotoc, MS residents
Average permit cost in Pontotoc, MS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $877 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $616 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Pontotoc, MS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Pontotoc, MS in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Pontotoc, MS in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.6%
Pontotoc County:

15.6%
Mississippi:

19.6%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.5% for Black residents, 34.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.5% for other race residents, 40.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 37.4 years old
(Males: 36.9 years old, Females: 38.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.9 years old, Black residents: 33.6 years old, American Indian residents: 53.1 years old, Asian residents: 35.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18.9 years old, Other race residents: 18.4 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 November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
Mississippi:

6.0%

Unemployment by year in Pontotoc, MS
County total employment by year in Pontotoc, MS
County average yearly wages by year in Pontotoc, MS

Current college students: 787
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 976 (15.7% naturalized citizens)

Pontotoc County:

3.1%
Whole state:

2.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4372010 or later
  • 2632000 to 2009
  • 1921990 to 1999
  • 451980 to 1989
  • 271970 to 1979
  • 36Before 1970

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: 9,052
  • One, attached: 48
  • Two: 220
  • 3 or 4: 100
  • 5 to 9: 133
  • 10 to 19: 31
  • 20 or more: 90
  • Mobile homes: 3,269

Housing units in Pontotoc County with a mortgage: 3,528 (31 second mortgage, 73 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,033

Here:

42.9% with mortgage
State:

49.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pontotoc County

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-
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 significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 268% greater 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4528, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Mississippi Severe Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: October 26, 2019, FEMA Id: 4470, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: February 22, 2019 - March 29, 2019, FEMA Id: 4429, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Pontotoc County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 5, Freezes: 3, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Pontotoc

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,383 (87.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,161 (9.7%)
  • Bus: 7 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 119 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 90 (0.8%)
  • Worked at home: 94 (0.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (70%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (9%)
  • Colombia (6%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Ecuador (3%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Honduras (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Pontotoc County


  • American (28%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $47,838.

6.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
5.68% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($28,439 average AGI)
1.08% relocated from other states ($4,712 average AGI)
Pontotoc County:

1.08%
Mississippi average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Lafayette County, MS  0.33% ($32,629)
from Calhoun County, MS  0.33% ($25,543)


5.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,779 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Mississippi average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.55% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($26,292 average AGI)
1.16% relocated to other states ($6,487 average AGI)
Pontotoc County:

1.16%
Mississippi average:

2.94%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lee County, MS  1.52% ($33,981 average AGI)
to Union County, MS  0.96% ($31,772)
to Chickasaw County, MS  0.35% ($24,919)
to Lafayette County, MS  0.32% ($35,412)

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 2019: 9.1

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 population in Pontotoc County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 15.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pontotoc County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Pontotoc County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pontotoc County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pontotoc County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pontotoc County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Pontotoc County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (484)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (395)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (358)
  • Congestive heart failure (269)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (140)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (124)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (123)
  • Unspecified dementia (68)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (40)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (20)

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: 31,530
  • Male householders: 5,848 (1,257 living alone), Female householders: 4,888 (1,294 living alone)
  • 5,594 spouses (5,581 opposite-sex spouses), 594 unmarried partners, (576 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 10,465 children (9,700 natural, 250 adopted, 492 stepchildren), 1,183 grandchildren, 470 brothers or sisters, 431 parents, 24 foster children, 941 other relatives, 817 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 256

Size of family households: 3,780 2-persons, 1,719 3-persons, 1,250 4-persons, 849 5-persons, 270 6-persons, 128 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,551 1-person, 261 2-persons, 75 3-persons, 19 4-persons, 31 5-persons.

4,454 married couples with children.
2,364 single-parent households (653 men, 1,711 women).

92.8% of residents of Pontotoc speak English at home.
5.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (53% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very 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:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.7

Year house built in Pontotoc County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Pontotoc County, Mississippi
  • 5792014 or later
  • 3392010 to 2013
  • 1,9042000 to 2009
  • 2,8141990 to 1999
  • 1,8891980 to 1989
  • 2,1981970 to 1979
  • 1,2201960 to 1969
  • 9661950 to 1959
  • 2871940 to 1949
  • 9091939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pontotoc County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pontotoc County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pontotoc County, Mississippi
  • 141 room
  • 212 rooms
  • 1283 rooms
  • 8084 rooms
  • 1,7225 rooms
  • 1,8296 rooms
  • 1,2487 rooms
  • 8248 rooms
  • 9409+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pontotoc County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pontotoc County, Mississippi
  • 3461 room
  • 572 rooms
  • 2113 rooms
  • 7934 rooms
  • 8035 rooms
  • 5756 rooms
  • 2217 rooms
  • 1258 rooms
  • 759+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pontotoc County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pontotoc County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pontotoc County, Mississippi
  • 13no bedroom
  • 1211 bedroom
  • 1,3072 bedrooms
  • 4,5613 bedrooms
  • 1,3034 bedrooms
  • 2585+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pontotoc County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pontotoc County, Mississippi
  • 340no bedroom
  • 2291 bedroom
  • 9732 bedrooms
  • 1,4773 bedrooms
  • 1774 bedrooms
  • 75+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Pontotoc County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Pontotoc County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pontotoc County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 294no vehicle
  • 1,5661 vehicle
  • 3,0492 vehicles
  • 1,5673 vehicles
  • 8304 vehicles
  • 2845+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Pontotoc County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pontotoc County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 269no vehicle
  • 1,2231 vehicle
  • 1,1552 vehicles
  • 3423 vehicles
  • 874 vehicles
  • 415+ vehicles

87.6% of Pontotoc County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Mississippi.

Pontotoc County:

87.6%
State average:

86.9%

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

  • This state: 24,104
  • Other state: 6,190
  • Northeast: 436
  • Midwest: 1,169
  • South: 4,018
  • West: 568
Year householders moved into unit in Pontotoc County, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pontotoc County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 52.0%Electricity
  • 35.9%Utility gas
  • 10.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.5%Electricity
  • 35.4%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.7%Wood
  • 1.0%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 194
Here:

5.4%
Mississippi:

11.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 103
Here:

6.0%
Mississippi:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 86
Here:

8.0%
Mississippi:

10.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Pontotoc County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,342,000
    Other: $521,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $861,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,769,000
    Police Protection: $2,077,000
    Financial Administration: $1,690,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,180,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,052,000
    Correctional Institutions: $922,000
    General - Other: $847,000
    Health - Other: $736,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $563,000
    Parks and Recreation: $492,000
    General Public Buildings: $450,000
    Local Fire Protection: $296,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $123,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $592,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $1,051,000
    Other - Libraries: $190,000
    Other - Health - Other: $73,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $33,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $151,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,872,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,489,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,383,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $608,000
    General Revenue - Other: $400,000
    Interest Earnings: $305,000
    Sale of Property: $224,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $678,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,283,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $209,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $815,000
    Highways: $794,000
    General Local Government Support: $775,000
    Health and Hospitals: $173,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,591,000
    Other License: $410,000

Pontotoc County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,342,000
    Other: $521,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $861,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,769,000
    Police Protection: $2,077,000
    Financial Administration: $1,690,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,180,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,052,000
    Correctional Institutions: $922,000
    General - Other: $847,000
    Health - Other: $736,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $563,000
    Parks and Recreation: $492,000
    General Public Buildings: $450,000
    Local Fire Protection: $296,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $123,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $592,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $1,051,000
    Other - Libraries: $190,000
    Other - Health - Other: $73,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $33,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $151,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,872,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,489,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,383,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $608,000
    General Revenue - Other: $400,000
    Interest Earnings: $305,000
    Sale of Property: $224,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $678,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,283,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $209,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $815,000
    Highways: $794,000
    General Local Government Support: $775,000
    Health and Hospitals: $173,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,591,000
    Other License: $410,000

Pontotoc County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,342,000
    Other: $521,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $861,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,769,000
    Police Protection: $2,077,000
    Financial Administration: $1,690,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,180,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,052,000
    Correctional Institutions: $922,000
    General - Other: $847,000
    Health - Other: $736,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $563,000
    Parks and Recreation: $492,000
    General Public Buildings: $450,000
    Local Fire Protection: $296,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $123,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $592,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $1,051,000
    Other - Libraries: $190,000
    Other - Health - Other: $73,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $33,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $151,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,872,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,489,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,383,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $608,000
    General Revenue - Other: $400,000
    Interest Earnings: $305,000
    Sale of Property: $224,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $678,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,283,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $209,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $815,000
    Highways: $794,000
    General Local Government Support: $775,000
    Health and Hospitals: $173,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,591,000
    Other License: $410,000

Pontotoc County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,342,000
    Other: $521,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $861,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,769,000
    Police Protection: $2,077,000
    Financial Administration: $1,690,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,180,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,052,000
    Correctional Institutions: $922,000
    General - Other: $847,000
    Health - Other: $736,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $563,000
    Parks and Recreation: $492,000
    General Public Buildings: $450,000
    Local Fire Protection: $296,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $123,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $592,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $1,051,000
    Other - Libraries: $190,000
    Other - Health - Other: $73,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $33,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $151,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,872,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,489,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,383,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $608,000
    General Revenue - Other: $400,000
    Interest Earnings: $305,000
    Sale of Property: $224,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $678,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,283,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $209,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $815,000
    Highways: $794,000
    General Local Government Support: $775,000
    Health and Hospitals: $173,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,591,000
    Other License: $410,000

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
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