Pontotoc County, OK

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Population

38,289

0.199% growth

Median Age

35.5


Median Household Income

$46,689

6.01% growth

Poverty Rate

17.3%


Number of Employees

17,199

1.53% decline

Median Property Value

$120,300

6.37% growth

About

In 2017, Pontotoc County, OK had a population of 38.3k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $46,689. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pontotoc County, OK grew from 38,213 to 38,289, a 0.199% increase and its median household income grew from $44,041 to $46,689, a 6.01% increase.

The population of Pontotoc County, OK is 66.3% White Alone, 16.9% Two or More Races, and 8.7% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 4.64% of the people in Pontotoc County, OK speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pontotoc County, OK are East Central University (1,008 degrees awarded in 2016) and Pontotoc Technology Center (53 degrees).

The median property value in Pontotoc County, OK is $120,300, and the homeownership rate is 64%. Most people in Pontotoc County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17 minutes. The average car ownership in Pontotoc County, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pontotoc County, OK employs 17.2k people. The largest industries in Pontotoc County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,893 people), Educational Services (2,074 people), and Retail Trade (1,994 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,667), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($41,675), and Public Administration ($39,339).

Median household income in Pontotoc County, OK is $46,689. Males in Pontotoc County, OK have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,687. The income inequality in Pontotoc County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,689

2017 value

± $2,453

6.01%

1 Year Growth

± 6.6%

Households in Pontotoc County, OK have a median annual income of $46,689, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,041 in 2016, which represents a 6.01% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,090

Average Male Salary

± $1,576

$39,687

Average Female Salary

± $1,128

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pontotoc County, OK made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pontotoc County, OK by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,109 ± $1,108

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,605 ± $18,568

  3. Asian

    $44,604 ± $6,576

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pontotoc County, OK workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Pontotoc County, OK by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pontotoc County, OK is from Oklahoma.

0.455

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0213% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 896

  2. Census Tract 886

  3. Census Tract 895.98

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pontotoc County, OK was Census Tract 896 with a value of $50,526, followed by Census Tract 886 and Census Tract 895.98, with respective values of $50,425 and $50,417.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pontotoc County, OK (6.35k out of 36.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,655 ± 272

  2. Two Or More

    1,594 ± 187

  3. Native American

    758 ± 142

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

17.2k

2017 Value

± 634

-1.53%

1 Year decline

± 5.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pontotoc County, OK declined at a rate of -1.53%, from 17.5k employees to 17.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pontotoc County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,635 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,652 people), and Management Occupations (1,546 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pontotoc County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pontotoc County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,635 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,652 people), and Management Occupations (1,546 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pontotoc County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.61 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.47 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pontotoc County, OK, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($62,500), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,489), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,852).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.2k

2017 Value

± 634

-1.53%

1 Year decline

± 5.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pontotoc County, OK declined at a rate of -1.53%, from 17.5k employees to 17.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pontotoc County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,893 people), Educational Services (2,074 people), and Retail Trade (1,994 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Pontotoc County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,893 people), Educational Services (2,074 people), and Retail Trade (1,994 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pontotoc County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.8 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.21 times), and Educational Services (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pontotoc County, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,667), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($41,675), and Public Administration ($39,339).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $52.4B

  2. $21.4B

  3. $19.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $52.4B, followed by Fuel oils with $21.4B and Gasoline and $19.2B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oklahoma products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$220B

2015 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

40.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $220B. This is expected to increase 40.6% to $309B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oklahoma trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $40.8B

  2. $19.3B

  3. $7.03B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $40.8B, followed by Kansas with $19.3B and Arkansas and $7.03B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oklahoma shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

82.8% of the population of Pontotoc County, OK has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.75% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Pontotoc County, OK was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Primary care physicians in Pontotoc County, OK see 1415 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.21% decrease from the previous year (1462 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1533 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 183 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Adair County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1415 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Pontotoc County, OK see an average of 1415 patients per year. This represents a 3.21% decrease from the previous year (1462 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pontotoc County, OK in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,627

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,878

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,529

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oklahoma (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.58%, from $7,293 to $7,627.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

17.2%

Uninsured

41%

Employer Coverage

14.1%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

1.75%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pontotoc County, OK declined by 5.06% from 18.1% to 17.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pontotoc County, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.2% prevalence

  3. 15.9% prevalence

Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Pontotoc County, OK is home to a population of 38.3k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.64% of Pontotoc County, OK residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Pontotoc County, OK is composed of 25.4k White Alone residents (66.3%), 6.47k Two or More Races residents (16.9%), 3.33k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (8.7%), 1.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.08%), 796 Black or African American Alone residents (2.08%), 298 Asian Alone residents (0.778%), 31 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.081%), and 30 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0784%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pontotoc County, OK are Spanish or Spanish Creole (770 speakers), Other Native North American Languages (328 speakers), and German (86 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pontotoc County, OK was 35.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Pontotoc County, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pontotoc County, OK residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.64%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.59%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.64% of Pontotoc County, OK residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pontotoc County, OK was 2.59%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    107,425 ± 7,935 people

  2. Vietnam

    15,408 ± 3,041 people

  3. India

    7,989 ± 2,192 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pontotoc County, OK was Mexico, the natal country of 107,425 Pontotoc County, OK residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,408 and India with 7,989.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Pontotoc County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pontotoc County, OK was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    25.4k ± 30

  2. Two or More Races

    6.47k ± 330

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    3.33k ± 312

In 2017, there were 3.92 times more White Alone residents (25.4k people) in Pontotoc County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.47k Two or More Races and 3.33k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pontotoc County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    770 speakers (2.18%)

  2. Other Native North American Languages

    328 speakers (0.928%)

  3. German

    86 speakers (0.243%)

4.64% of Pontotoc County, OK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Pontotoc County, OK was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.18% of the overall population of Pontotoc County, OK are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.928% speak Other Native North American Languages and 0.243% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    906 ± 130

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    311 ± 86

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    216 ± 68

Pontotoc County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Pontotoc County, OK awarded 1,061 degrees. The student population of Pontotoc County, OK is skewed towards women, with 1,704 male students and 2,565 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pontotoc County, OK are White (642 and 65.2%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (162 and 16.4%), Two or More Races (88 and 8.93%), and Hispanic or Latino (43 and 4.37%).

The largest universities in Pontotoc County, OK by number of degrees awarded are East Central University (1,008 and 95%) and Pontotoc Technology Center (53 and 5%).

The most popular majors in Pontotoc County, OK are General Human Services (130 and 12.3%), Registered Nursing (105 and 9.9%), and General Business Administration & Management (59 and 5.56%).

The median tuition costs in Pontotoc County, OK are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,980 and $14,100 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 55 degrees awarded

  2. 52 degrees awarded

  3. 105 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pontotoc County, OK was General Human Services with 55 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,008 degrees awarded

  2. 53 degrees awarded

$4,980

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Pontotoc County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was East Central University with 1,008 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

370

Degrees Awarded to Men

691

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 370 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pontotoc County, OK, which is 0.535 times less than the 691 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    642 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    162 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    88 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pontotoc County, OK were to White students. These 642 degrees mean that there were 3.96 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 162 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pontotoc County, OK was $120,300 in 2017, which is 0.553 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $113,100 to $120,300, a 6.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Pontotoc County, OK is 64%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pontotoc County, OK have an average commute time of 17 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pontotoc County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,689

Median Household Income

± $2,453

14.5k

Number of Households

± 553

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.5k households in Pontotoc County, OK grew to $46,689 from the previous year's value of $44,041.

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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Housing

Property Value

$120,300

2017 Median

± $6,040

$113,100

2016 Median

± $4,453

In 2017, the median property value in Pontotoc County, OK grew to to $120,300 from the previous year's value of $113,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pontotoc County, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pontotoc County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pontotoc County, OK 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

64%

2017 Homeownership

64.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64% of the housing units in Pontotoc County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pontotoc County, OK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pontotoc County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pontotoc County, OK have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pontotoc County, OK have a shorter commute time (17 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.06% of the workforce in Pontotoc County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.76%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pontotoc County, OK was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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