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Pontotoc County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 497.7 square miles
Population Density 60.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 30,897
Population change 3.1%
Under 5 years of age 6.7%
Under 18 26.4%
65 and over 13.7%
Females 50.4%
White 82.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 6.1
Asian 0.3%
Two or more races 1.3%
Black or African American 15.2%
Native American 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 76%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 12%
Veterans 1,528
Households and Housing
Households 9,937
Persons per household 3.0
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.3%
Median household income $39,899
The per capita income $18,576
Live below the poverty line. 14%
housing units 12,443
Multi-unit structures 4%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $80,000
Residents owning their homes. 78.2%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,706
Women-owned firms 14.5%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $203,614
Retail sales per capita $7,068
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $57,538