Pontotoc County, Mississippi Population 2024

31,495

Pontotoc County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 31,495 with a growth rate of 0.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pontotoc County, Mississippi is the 25th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 30,055 and has seen a growth of 4.79% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202931,760530.17%
202831,707530.17%
202731,654530.17%
202631,601530.17%
202531,548530.17%
202431,495530.17%
202331,442530.17%
202231,389530.17%
202131,3361420.46%
202031,194-1,086-3.36%
201932,2803331.04%
201831,9471710.54%
201731,7762600.82%
201631,5166322.05%
201530,884820.27%
201430,8021220.4%
201330,6803741.23%
201230,3065241.76%
201129,782-273-0.91%
201030,055
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%
18404,491-27,269-85.86%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.17% (53)
County Seat
2010 Population
30,055
Area
498 mi²
Density
63 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
4.79% (1,440)
Founded
1836

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White23,61775.69%
Black or African American4,61114.78%
Other race1,8055.78%
Two or more races1,1173.58%
Native American520.17%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Population by Race

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Median Age

35.7

Total

35

Male

36.8

Female

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Adults

There are 22,989 adults, (4,716 of whom are seniors) in Pontotoc County, Mississippi.

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female16,00451.29%
Male15,19848.71%

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Population by Age

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,6302.6672.127.9
Married6,4973.2581.118.9
Non Family3,0851.0861.538.5
Female1,5173.2162.137.9
Male5313.0753.546.5
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3.18

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

72.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 84.4%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 21.21%.

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,863

Average Earnings

$44,603

Average Male

$34,851

Average Female

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Language

93.47% of Pontotoc County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 6.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.64% of the population.

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Language

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White23,2163,03513.07%
Black4,5631,15125.22%
Hispanic2,32683035.68%
Other1,80254830.41%
Multiple1,10235231.94%
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16.7%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.36%

Male Poverty Rate

18.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pontotoc County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pontotoc County, Mississippi is Hispanic, with 35.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pontotoc County, Mississippi is White, with 13.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.58%.

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.43%
High School13.27%
Some College11.43%
Bachelors or Greater3.15%
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Pontotoc County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed45.9%
Male Unemployed23.63%
Female Employed9.99%
Male Employed7%
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Pontotoc County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.4%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pontotoc County, Mississippi 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 County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,541

Number of Veterans

1,372

Male Veterans

169

Female Veterans

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Pontotoc County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Pontotoc County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Pontotoc County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.82%

Born in Pontotoc County, Mississippi

96.84%

Native Born

3.16%

Foreign Born

2.45%

Non Citizen

0.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.84% of Pontotoc County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 76.82% having been born in Mississippi. 2.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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