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The 2000 Census showed that Pontotoc County had a population of 26,726 people. This represented 0.94% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 35th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pontotoc had a population of 29,248 people. This is an increase of 9.44% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201029,957+12.09%+2.42% since 2009
200929,248+9.44%+0.88% since 2008
200828,994+8.49%+0.64% since 2007
200728,809+7.79%+0.53% since 2006
200628,656+7.22%+1.74% since 2005
200528,166+5.39%+0.82% since 2004
200427,938+4.53%+0.9% since 2003
200327,689+3.6%+1.83% since 2002
200227,191+1.74%+0.44% since 2001
200127,073+1.3%+1.3% since 2000
200026,726The Last Census

Pontotoc County had 10,816 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pontotoc County has a total area<3> of 500 square miles [1,297 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (3.64 square miles [9.44 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pontotoc County had a population density of 53.7 people per square mile [20.75 people/km²], making it the state's 29th most densely populated county (out of 82 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Pontotoc County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Pontotoc and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Pontotoc County QuickFact (QF-28115).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Pontotoc County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Pontotoc County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CalhounQF-28013   SW14,42215,069-4.29%
ChickasawQF-28017   S18,68319,440-3.89%
LafayetteQF-28071   W43,97538,74413.5%
LeeQF-28081   E81,91375,7558.13%
UnionQF-28145   N27,26325,3627.5%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Pontotoc. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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