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Time Zone: Pontotoc County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Pontotoc is the Seat for Pontotoc County.

Pontotoc County was founded in 1836 and was created by taking area from MonroeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Pontotoc had a population of 29,248 people. This is an increase of 9.44% since the last Census (which gave a population of 26,726 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Pontotoc represented 0.94% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 35th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

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
200026,726The Last Census

More information can be found on the Pontotoc County Census Page for Pontotoc County.


Below are some of the communities located in Pontotoc County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Pontotoc County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Pontotoc   5,9435,25313.14% increase  
Ecru   1,07294713.2% increase  
Sherman   63954816.61% increase  
Thaxton   60451317.74% increase  
Algoma   5565089.45% increase  

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

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