Pontotoc County, Mississippi Population 2020

Pontotoc County, Mississippi's estimated population is 31,640 with a growth rate of 0.60% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pontotoc County, Mississippi is the 25th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201831,8331930.61%
201731,6401880.60%
201631,4525951.93%
201530,857620.20%
201430,7951150.37%
201330,6803751.24%
201230,3055241.76%
201129,781-276-0.92%
201030,0577,82035.17%
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%

How Many People Live in Pontotoc County, Mississippi?

31,640

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,54778.39%
Black or African American5,00215.97%
Some Other Race1,3114.19%
Two or More Races4281.37%
Asian180.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.03%

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Median Age

36.4


Total

35.8


Male

37.6


Female

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Adults

There are 22,872 adults, (4,512 of whom are seniors) in Pontotoc County, Mississippi.

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Age Dependency

70.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46

Child Dependency Ratio

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

16,011

51.13%

Male

15,304

48.87%

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Households and Families

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All71.7%28.3%
Non Family66.6%33.4%
Male58.5%41.5%
Female52.1%47.9%

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,7882.8871.7
Married5,3783.482.3
Non Family3,0311.2466.6
Female1,5893.9252.1
Male7903.5258.5

3.41

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9669.73%
9th to 12th Grade2,76413.68%
High School Graduate6,13330.35%
Some College4,60622.79%
Associates Degree1,5297.57%
Bachelors Degree2,17910.78%
Graduate Degree1,0325.11%

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,23312,7962,721
Black3,0892,185385
Hispanic86347995
Other Race54332875
Multiple Races851410
Native American99
Asian8

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.76%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,598$33,797$26,305
Less Than High School$26,750$29,268$18,848
High School Grad$30,618$35,637$23,582
Some College$30,259$31,922$27,202
Bachelors Degree$36,386$41,474$31,579
Graduate Degree$52,159$59,837$37,188

$30,598

Average Earnings

$33,797

Average Male

$26,305

Average Female

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Language

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Language by Age

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Language

93.63% of Pontotoc County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 6.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.34% of the population.

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Poverty

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,8363,77615.84%
Black4,9361,47829.94%
Hispanic1,99964532.27%
Other1,31147636.31%
Multiple40016842.00%

19.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.83%

Male Poverty Rate

22.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pontotoc County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pontotoc County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 42.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pontotoc County, Mississippi is White, with 15.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.64%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.24%
High School13.36%
Bachelors or Greater8.90%
Some College8.81%

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Income

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,379$56,336
Families$48,307$62,831
Married Families$62,500-
Non Families$23,759$35,668

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Marital Status

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Veterans

1,597

Number of Veterans

1,419

Male Veterans

178

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam772
First Gulf War302
Second Gulf War251
Korea216
World War II116

$Pontotoc County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

7.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pontotoc County, Mississippi Employment Status

59.7%

Labor Force Participation

55.4%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Pontotoc County, Mississippi 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

76.93%

Born in Mississippi

97.04%

Native Born

2.96%

Foreign Born

2.64%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.04% of Pontotoc County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 76.93% having been born in Mississippi. 2.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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