Pontotoc County is located in north-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Pontotoc and the largest city is Pontotoc. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ms.gov/content/Pages/LocalGov.aspx?county=Pontotoc. The 2014 population estimate is 30,950 and the 2010 census population was 29,957. The land area is 497.69 square miles and there are 60.2 persons per square mile.
82.6% of the population is White, 15.2% is Black or African American, 6.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 76.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 12% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $80,000, there are 9,937 households, an average of 3.01 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,576, the median household income is $39,899, and 14% of the persons in Pontotoc County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,706. Retail sales (in $1000) were $203,614, and sales per capita were $7,068. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 14.5%.
If you find a broken link below, please use the Report a Broken Link form to let us know.