Pontotoc is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 6,144 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pontotoc is the 64th largest community in Mississippi.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Pontotoc is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.92% of the Pontotoc workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Pontotoc is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pontotoc who work in sales jobs (12.74%), office and administrative support (11.96%), and maintenance occupations (6.00%).
As is often the case in a small city, Pontotoc doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Pontotoc are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.50% of adults in Pontotoc have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Pontotoc in 2010 was $19,385, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,540 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 16.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pontotoc include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Pontotoc is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.