Pontotoc County, Mississippi Population 2018

Pontotoc County, Mississippi's estimated population is 31,640 with a growth rate of 2.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pontotoc County, Mississippi is the 26th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201731,6407782.52%
201630,862-575-1.83%
201631,4376031.96%
201530,834470.15%
201430,7871090.36%
201330,6783771.24%
201230,3015271.77%
201129,774-279-0.93%
201030,0537,81635.15%
199022,2371,3196.31%
198020,9183,55520.47%
197017,3631310.76%
196017,232-2,762-13.81%
195019,994-2,910-12.71%
194022,9048703.95%
193022,0342,07210.38%
192019,9622741.39%
191019,6881,4147.74%
190018,2743,33422.32%
189014,9401,0827.81%
188013,8581,33310.64%
187012,525-9,588-43.36%
186022,1135,00129.23%
185017,11212,621281.03%
18404,4910.00%

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White24,863
Black or African American4,671
Some Other Race807
Two or More Races392
Asian97
American Indian and Alaska Native32

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Median Age

37.3


Total

35.9


Male

38.3


Female

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Adults

There are 22,560 adults, (4,382 of which are seniors) in Pontotoc County, Mississippi.

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

15,469

50.12%

Male

15,393

49.88%

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Households and Families

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.6%16.4%
All73%27%
Non Family68.7%31.3%
Male58.5%41.5%
Female50%50%

73.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,8012.8373
Married5,4533.3583.6
Non Family3,1331.1868.7
Female1,3864.2750
Male8293.2958.5

3.39

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Households

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Education

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8119.09%
9th to 12th Grade2,82314.17%
High School Graduate6,69333.59%
Some College4,04720.31%
Associates Degree1,6188.12%
Bachelors Degree2,05910.33%
Graduate Degree8774.40%

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,07512,8232,349
Black2,8691,899529
Hispanic83150718
Other Race36421611
Multiple Races963122
Asian614018
Native American3212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 79.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 29.51%.

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,326$33,864$25,384
Less Than High School$25,267$26,625$16,134
High School Grad$27,384$31,427$24,625
Some College$30,207$36,319$26,232
Bachelors Degree$38,271$57,713$24,485
Graduate Degree$50,977$60,792$41,348

$29,326

Average Earnings

$33,864

Average Male

$25,384

Average Female

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Language

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Language by Age

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Language

94.19% of Pontotoc County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 5.81% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.53% of the population.

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Poverty

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,6313,81116.13%
Black4,6231,14524.77%
Hispanic1,88644023.33%
Other80723929.62%
Multiple39217845.41%

18.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.10%

Male Poverty Rate

19.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pontotoc County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pontotoc County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 45.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pontotoc County, Mississippi is White, with 16.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.23%.

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.61%
High School12.87%
Bachelors or Greater11.91%
Some College6.99%

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.30%
Male Unemployed40.73%
Female Employed11.74%
Male Employed5.67%

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Income

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,869$53,391
Families$48,059$59,035
Married Families$60,128$
Non Families$22,301$36,532

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Marital Status

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Veterans

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Veterans by War

1,493

Number of Veterans

1,368

Male Veterans

125

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam651
Second Gulf War250
Korea234
First Gulf War194
World War II101

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+416
65 to 74367
35 to 54272
18 to 34224
55 to 64214

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3367.19%
Black1173.51%
2 or More2219.82%
Asian1828.57%

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

6.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Employment Status

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Employment by Age

61%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Employment by Race

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Pontotoc County, Mississippi

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Pontotoc562561094848.60%
Ecru895982879.72%
Sherman 647687406.18%
Thaxton643668253.89%
Algoma590613233.90%
Toccopola24625593.66%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990