Pontotoc, Mississippi Population 2022

6,430
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Pontotoc is a city located in Pontotoc County Mississippi. Pontotoc has a 2020 population of 6,430. It is also the county seat of Pontotoc County. Pontotoc is currently growing at a rate of 1.37% annually and its population has increased by 14.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,597 in 2010.

The average household income in Pontotoc is $61,188 with a poverty rate of 14.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $692 per month, and the median house value is $143,000. The median age in Pontotoc is 38 years, 32 years for males, and 41.1 years for females.

Pontotoc Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pontotocwas:

  • White: 55.52%
  • Black or African American: 29.98%
  • Other race: 12.70%
  • Two or more races: 1.65%
  • Asian: 0.15%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pontotoc, Mississippi is 6,430 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,430.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,597.

Pontotoc, Mississippi Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,37055.52%
Black or African American1,82029.98%
Asian90.15%
Some Other Race77112.70%
Two or More Races1001.65%
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Pontotoc Population by Race

Pontotoc Population Pyramid 2022

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Pontotoc Median Age

37.1


Total

37.2


Male

35.9


Female

Pontotoc Adults

There are 4,522 adults, (1,072 of whom are seniors) in Pontotoc.

Pontotoc Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Pontotoc Sex Ratio

Female

3,472

57.20%

Male

2,598

42.80%

Pontotoc Population by Age

Pontotoc Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pontotoc Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.1%30.9%
Non Family61.1%38.9%
All56.6%43.4%
Male27.6%72.4%
Female17.9%82.1%

56.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pontotoc Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0352.8956.6
Married8334.0369.1
Male1272.6127.6
Female2683.8517.9
Non Family8071.4361.1

3.76

Average Family Size

2.89

Average Household Size

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Pontotoc Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade70917.00%
9th to 12th Grade2947.05%
High School Graduate93022.30%
Some College1,03624.84%
Associates Degree3287.87%
Bachelors Degree47111.29%
Graduate Degree4029.64%
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Pontotoc Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pontotoc Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black1,184944340
White2,5262,068471
Other Race36312342
Hispanic55215162
2+ Races604
Asian9

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 81.87%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 28.72%.

Pontotoc Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,357$39,483$17,480
Less Than 9th Grade$31,226$41,179$17,321
High School Graduate$35,250$41,199$23,238
Some College$31,081$35,920$23,773
Bachelors Degree$32,303$31,952$35,476
Graduate Degree$16,140$$16,100

$30,357

Average Earnings

$39,483

Average Male

$17,480

Average Female

Pontotoc Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pontotoc Language by Age

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Pontotoc Language

86.91% of Pontotoc residents speak only English, while 13.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.09% of the population.

Pontotoc Language

Pontotoc Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,12347642.39%
Black1,75031017.71%
White3,1691885.93%
Other331NaN%

14.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.98%

Male Poverty Rate

19.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pontotoc

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pontotoc is Hispanic, with 42.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pontotoc is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.58%.

Pontotoc Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.51%
High School9.73%
Some College5.18%
Bachelors or Greater0.24%

Pontotoc Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.16%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed12.17%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Pontotoc Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pontotoc Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,250$61,501
Families$58,443$73,908
Married Families$78,301-
Non Families$28,313$39,491
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Income by Household Type

Pontotoc Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

37.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Pontotoc Married by Age and Sex

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Pontotoc Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pontotoc Marital Status by Race

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Pontotoc Marital Status

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315

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War165
First Gulf War61
Vietnam69
Korea32
World War II

Pontotoc Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34124
35 to 5461
55 to 6456
65 to 7442
75+32

Pontotoc Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2468.99%
Black695.39%

Pontotoc Veterans by Race

Pontotoc Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pontotoc Veterans by Education

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52.6%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

1.3%

Unemployment Rate

Pontotoc Employment by Age

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Pontotoc Employment by Race

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Pontotoc Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.03%

Born in Pontotoc

90.89%

Native Born

9.11%

Foreign Born

8.76%

Non Citizen

0.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.89% of Pontotoc residents were born in the United States, with 66.03% having been born in Mississippi. 8.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pontotoc Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19703,4530.00%
19804,7231,2703.18%
19904,570-153-0.33%
20005,2536831.40%
20105,5973440.64%
20115,556-41-0.73%
20125,6621061.91%
20135,748861.52%
20145,787390.68%
20155,818310.54%
20165,9611432.46%
20176,026651.09%
20186,082560.93%
20196,169871.43%
20206,256871.41%
20216,343871.39%
20226,430871.37%

Pontotoc Population by Year