A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Pontotoc ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Pontotoc has a population of 6,169 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Pontotoc.
Pontotoc is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Pontotoc lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Pontotoc lies within the (662) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pontotoc had an population of 6,169 people. This is an increase of 9.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.44% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Pontotoc had a population of 5,625 people (or 18.78% of the total population of Pontotoc County). This makes Pontotoc the county's most populous community.
The population of Pontotoc represents 0.19% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 58th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 5,625 people, the population of Pontotoc increased 7.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,253 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Pontotoc.
Adding Pontotoc to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Pontotoc in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Pontotoc elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Pontotoc on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Pontotoc ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Pontotoc - they are located in Oklahoma and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pontotoc.
Communities near Pontotoc ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pontotoc.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pontotoc. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pontotoc.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pontotoc. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pontotoc.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pontotoc. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pontotoc.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pontotoc ...
Looking for more information about Pontotoc? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Pontotoc, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pontotoc.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pontotoc. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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This page was last modified: 02 Mar 2021