Pontotoc, Mississippi Population 2020

6,262

Pontotoc is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 6,262, it is the 57th largest city in Mississippi and the 4196th largest city in the United States. Pontotoc is currently growing at a rate of 0.95% annually and its population has increased by 11.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,625 in 2010. Spanning over 11 miles, Pontotoc has a population density of 560 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pontotoc is $57,955 with a poverty rate of 16.30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $627 per month, and the median house value is $114,600. The median age in Pontotoc is 37.8 years, 29.4 years for males, and 41.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.1 males.

Pontotoc Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pontotoc was:

  • White: 65.17%
  • Black or African American: 21.99%
  • Other race: 11.42%
  • Two or more races: 1.28%
  • Asian: 0.13%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pontotoc, Mississippi is 6,262, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,144.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,625.

Pontotoc, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,90865.17%
Black or African American1,31921.99%
Some Other Race68511.42%
Two or More Races771.28%
Asian80.13%

Pontotoc Population Pyramid 2020

Pontotoc Median Age

37.8


Total

29.4


Male

41.2


Female

Pontotoc Adults

There are 4,369 adults, (938 of whom are seniors) in Pontotoc.

Pontotoc Age Dependency

74.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Pontotoc Sex Ratio

Female

3,189

53.18%

Male

2,808

46.82%

Pontotoc Households and Families

Pontotoc Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pontotoc Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.5%30.5%
Non Family61.3%38.7%
All59.1%40.9%
Male58%42%
Female28.7%71.3%

59.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9672.9559.1
Married8733.6769.5
Non Family6101.3561.3
Female3413.9228.7
Male1432.9958

3.56

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

10.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pontotoc Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade45211.87%
9th to 12th Grade41310.85%
High School Graduate1,03827.27%
Some College1,05527.71%
Associates Degree2215.81%
Bachelors Degree48212.66%
Graduate Degree1463.84%

Pontotoc Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,6982,200464
Black81655989
Hispanic29918375
Other Race23716557
Multiple Races30
Asian8

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 81.54%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 25.08%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,282$40,586$27,567
Less Than High School$30,833$31,563$
High School Grad$41,000$43,438$27,075
Some College$29,903$34,526$28,017
Bachelors Degree$35,899$41,167$28,661
Graduate Degree$$$

$32,282

Average Earnings

$40,586

Average Male

$27,567

Average Female

Pontotoc Language

Pontotoc Language by Age

Pontotoc Language

89.52% of Pontotoc residents speak only English, while 10.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.48% of the population.

Pontotoc Poverty

Pontotoc Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic91742346.13%
White3,6783469.41%
Other68530945.11%
Black1,26128322.44%

16.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.48%

Male Poverty Rate

20.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pontotoc

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pontotoc is Hispanic, with 46.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pontotoc is White, with 9.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.18%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.05%
High School15.39%
Bachelors or Greater5.00%
Some College2.69%
Name Poverty
Female Employed10.11%
Male Employed3.46%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Pontotoc Income

Pontotoc Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,988$57,955
Families$53,977$69,704
Married Families$68,750-
Non Families$21,193$26,000

Pontotoc Marital Status

Pontotoc Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Pontotoc Married by Age and Sex

Pontotoc Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pontotoc Marital Status by Race

Pontotoc Veterans

300

Number of Veterans

255

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War106
Vietnam96
First Gulf War45
Korea41
World War II
Age Group Veterans
18 to 3492
55 to 6461
75+54
65 to 7448
35 to 5445
Name Veterans % of Total
White2849.57%
Black161.57%

$Pontotoc Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pontotoc Employment Status

50.1%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Pontotoc Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.80%

Born in Mississippi

94.55%

Native Born

5.45%

Foreign Born

5.45%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.55% of Pontotoc residents were born in the United States, with 69.80% having been born in Mississippi. 5.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,262590.95%
20196,203590.96%
20186,144641.05%
20176,080590.98%
20166,0211442.45%
20155,877330.56%
20145,844410.71%
20135,803931.63%
20125,7101091.95%
20115,601-42-0.74%
20105,6433900.72%
20005,2536831.40%
19904,570-153-0.33%
19804,7231,2703.18%
19703,4530.00%