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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Pontotoc is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.26% 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, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pontotoc who work in sales jobs (17.58%), office and administrative support (13.59%), and teaching (11.18%).

Of important note, Pontotoc is also a city of artists. Pontotoc has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Pontotoc’s character.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Pontotoc spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.65 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

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

The education level of Pontotoc citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.61% of adults in Pontotoc have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Pontotoc in 2010 was $19,529, 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 $78,116 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 14.58% 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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