Pontotoc County, Mississippi facts for kids
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|County of Pontotoc|
Pontotoc County Courthouse in Pontotoc
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Chickasaw word for the region meaning either "cattail prairie" "land of hanging grapes"|
|• Total||501 sq mi (1,300 km2)|
|• Land||498 sq mi (1,290 km2)|
|• Water||3.3 sq mi (9 km2) 0.7%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||59.79/sq mi (23.087/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Pontotoc County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,957. Its county seat is Pontotoc. It was created on February 9, 1836, from lands ceded to the United States under the Chickasaw Cession. Pontotoc is a Chickasaw word meaning "land of hanging grapes". The original Natchez Trace and the current-day Natchez Trace Parkway both pass through the southeast corner of Pontotoc County.
Pontotoc County is part of the Tupelo, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 501 square miles (1,300 km2), of which 498 square miles (1,290 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (0.7%) is water.
- Interstate 22
- U.S. Route 78
- Mississippi Highway 6
- Mississippi Highway 9
- Mississippi Highway 15
- Mississippi Highway 41
- Natchez Trace Parkway
- Union County (north)
- Lee County (east)
- Chickasaw County (south)
- Calhoun County (southwest)
- Lafayette County (west)
National protected area
- Natchez Trace Parkway (part)
- Tombigbee National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
1990-2000 2010-2013 2017
|Black or African American||4,208||13.49%|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,048||6.57%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 31,184 people, 10,783 households, and 7,943 families residing in the county.
- Pontotoc (county seat)
In Spanish: Condado de Pontotoc (Misisipi) para niños
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