Pontotoc County, OK

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2022 Population
38,116
0.0367% 1-year growth
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.3
3.04% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.3%
6.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,457
6.44% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$151,500
10.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
17,121
1.15% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Pontotoc County, OK had a population of 38.1k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $59,457. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pontotoc County, OK grew from 38,102 to 38,116, a 0.0367% increase and its median household income grew from $55,862 to $59,457, a 6.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pontotoc County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (17.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.48%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.81%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.35%).

None of the households in Pontotoc County, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Pontotoc County, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pontotoc County, OK are East Central University (934 degrees awarded in 2022) and Pontotoc Technology Center (177 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Pontotoc County, OK was $151,500, and the homeownership rate was 65.8%.

Most people in Pontotoc County, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Pontotoc County, OK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pontotoc County, OK is home to a population of 38.1k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.76% of Pontotoc County, OK residents were born outside of the country (671 people).

In 2022, there were 3.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.3k people) in Pontotoc County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.62k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 3.62k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Pontotoc County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pontotoc County, OK was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pontotoc County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.3k ± 43
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    6.62k ± 360
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.62k ± 391
6.02%
Hispanic Population
2.29k people

In 2022, there were 3.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.3k people) in Pontotoc County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.62k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 3.62k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.02% of the people in Pontotoc County, OK are hispanic (2.29k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pontotoc County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,193 ± 7,747 people
  2. Vietnam
    12,454 ± 2,736 people
  3. India
    10,765 ± 2,544 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 102,193 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 12,454 and India with 10,765.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.76%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
671 people
2.02%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
769 people

As of 2022, 1.76% of Pontotoc County, OK residents (671 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pontotoc County, OK was 2.02%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    711 ± 111
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    364 ± 109
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    350 ± 108

Pontotoc County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pontotoc County, OK employs 17.1k people. The largest industries in Pontotoc County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,010 people), Educational Services (1,934 people), and Public Administration (1,804 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,750), Information ($61,058), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,000).

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,245. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.1k
2022 Value
± 713
−1.15%
1 Year decline
± 5.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pontotoc County, OK declined at a rate of −1.15%, from 17.3k employees to 17.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pontotoc County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,146 people), Management Occupations (1,696 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,502 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pontotoc County, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.1k
2022 Value
± 713
−1.15%
1 Year decline
± 5.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pontotoc County, OK declined at a rate of −1.15%, from 17.3k employees to 17.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pontotoc County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,010 people), Educational Services (1,934 people), and Public Administration (1,804 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pontotoc County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Pontotoc County, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,182
Median earning men ± $1,378
$36,508
Median earning women ± $2,247

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($68,578), Wholesale Trade ($60,625), and Public Administration ($60,441).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($54,038), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($39,096), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,833).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.72M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oklahoma.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 398
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 290
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 202
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pontotoc County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 70.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.7%).

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oklahoma

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James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Took office following the resignation of Tom Coburn.
Markwayne Mullin
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on January 3, 2023
Took office following the resignation of Jim Inhofe.

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Pontotoc County, OK awarded 1,111 degrees. The student population of Pontotoc County, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,460 male students and 2,216 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pontotoc County, OK are White (573 and 53.2%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (157 and 14.6%), Asian (121 and 11.2%), and Two or More Races (76 and 7.06%).

The largest universities in Pontotoc County, OK by number of degrees awarded are East Central University (934 and 84.1%) and Pontotoc Technology Center (177 and 15.9%).

The most popular majors in Pontotoc County, OK are General Educational Leadership & Administration (79 and 7.11%), General Health & Physical Education (76 and 6.84%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (72 and 6.48%).

The median tuition cost in Pontotoc County, OK for a public four year colleges is $6,001 for in-state students and $15,151 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Pontotoc County, OK, the percentage of applicants admitted was 70.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 59.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,676 (39.7% men and 60.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,676 students enrolled in Pontotoc County, OK, 39.7% men and 60.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,923 records, of which 64.1% were women and 35.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 72 degrees awarded
  2. 62 degrees awarded
  3. 76 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pontotoc County, OK was General Computer & Information Sciences with 72 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Pontotoc County, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 934 degrees awarded
  2. 177 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was East Central University with 934 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 469 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pontotoc County, OK, which is 0.731 times less than the 642 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 573 degrees mean that there were 3.65 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 157 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,001) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,404) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,696) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.873% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.779% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (965k), Some college (734k), and Bachelors Degree (494k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pontotoc County, OK was $151,500 in 2022, which is 0.537 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $137,000 to $151,500, a 10.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Pontotoc County, OK is 65.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pontotoc County, OK have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pontotoc County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pontotoc County, OK is $59,457. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pontotoc County, OK was Census Tract 895.98 with a value of $80,546, followed by Census Tract 890 and Census Tract 887, with respective values of $70,196 and $67,215.

In 2022, 11.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pontotoc County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.67%.

Property

$151,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,457
$9,733
Median Property Taxes
±$492

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pontotoc County, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.8%
Homeownership
2022
62.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.8% of the housing units in Pontotoc County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 895.98
  2. Census Tract 890
  3. Census Tract 887

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pontotoc County, OK was Census Tract 895.98 with a value of $80,546, followed by Census Tract 890 and Census Tract 887, with respective values of $70,196 and $67,215.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pontotoc County, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$59,457
Median Household Income
± $3,645
14.8k
Number of Households
± 627

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.8k households in Pontotoc County, OK grew to $59,457 from the previous year's value of $55,862.

The following chart displays the households in Pontotoc County, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pontotoc County, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2022, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.507% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.9%)
  2. Carpooled (7.86%)
  3. Walked (4.36%)

In 2022, 82.9% of workers in Pontotoc County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.86%) and those who walked to work (4.36%).

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pontotoc County, OK have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.57% of the workforce in Pontotoc County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pontotoc County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.67%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pontotoc County, OK (4.9k out of 36.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pontotoc County, OK is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.7% of the children was living in poverty in Pontotoc County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 317 in Pontotoc County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 231 per 100,000 population.

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Health

82.3% of the population of Pontotoc County, OK has health coverage, with 41.4% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pontotoc County, OK see 1472 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.79% decrease from the previous year (1530 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1422 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 171 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,472 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pontotoc County, OK

Primary care physicians in Pontotoc County, OK see an average of 1,472 patients per year. This represents a 3.79% decrease from the previous year (1,530 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.3% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 35.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.7%
Uninsured
41.4%
Employer Coverage
14.5%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.7%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pontotoc County, OK grew by 2.97% from 17.2% to 17.7%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54.3 in Pontotoc County, OK.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.7% in Pontotoc County, OK.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 18.7% in Pontotoc County, OK.

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