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Pontotoc is a city in Pontotoc County, in the Tupelo metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Muskogean for "cattail prairie"
The latitude of Pontotoc is 34.247N. The longitude is -88.998W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 495 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,636.
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8% of Pontotoc residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pontotoc ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pontotoc was $17,324, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Pontotoc residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Pontotoc include Pontotoc Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Pontotoc, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $246. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $707.
Libraries in Pontotoc include Pontotoc County Library ... View libraries
Pontotoc County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pontotoc political report.
The average commute time for Pontotoc workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Pontotoc include Days Inn Pontotoc.
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