Pontotoc, MS


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Pontotoc is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 5,944 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pontotoc is the 64th largest community in Mississippi.

Pontotoc is a blue-collar town, with 41.38% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Pontotoc is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pontotoc who work in sales jobs (15.20%), teaching (11.03%), and office and administrative support (10.84%).

As is often the case in a small city, Pontotoc doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Pontotoc who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.04% of the adults in Pontotoc have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pontotoc in 2010 was $20,982, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,928 for a family of four. However, Pontotoc contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pontotoc is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pontotoc home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pontotoc residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pontotoc also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pontotoc include English, German, French , and Pennsylvania German.

The most common language spoken in Pontotoc is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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