Pontotoc County

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Pontotoc County, Oklahoma

100 W 13th St
Ada, OK 74820
Phone: (580) 332-1425

In south-central OK, southeast of Oklahoma City; organized Nov 16, 1907 from Choctaw lands. Name Origin: Of Chickasaw origin; the name of a chief, said to mean 'cattails growing on the prairie.'

Area (sq mi):: 725.45 (land 719.64; water 5.82) Population per square mile: 49.10
Population 2005: 35,346 State rank: 28 Population change: 2000-20005 0.60%; 1990-2000 3.00% Population 2000: 35,143 (White 74.80%; Black or African American 2.10%; Hispanic or Latino 2.30%; Asian 0.50%; Other 21.70%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 35.70
Income 2000: per capita $14,664; median household $26,955; Population below poverty level: 16.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,719-$22,422
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 18.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Ada County seat (15,840)

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    Pontotoc County, Mississippi

    PO Box 209
    Pontotoc, MS 38863
    Phone: (662) 489-3900
    Fax: (662) 489-3940

    In north-central MS, northwest of Columbus; organized Feb 9, 1836 from Chickasaw cession. Name Origin: From the Chickasaw term probably meaning 'cattails growing on the prairie.'

    Area (sq mi):: 500.99 (land 497.35; water 3.64) Population per square mile: 56.70
    Population 2005: 28,208 State rank: 33 Population change: 2000-20005 5.50%; 1990-2000 20.20% Population 2000: 26,726 (White 83.60%; Black or African American 14.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 34.80
    Income 2000: per capita $15,658; median household $32,055; Population below poverty level: 13.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,640-$20,497
    Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 23.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.20%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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