Pontiac, Illinois Population 2024

10,961

Pontiac is a city located in Livingston County Illinois. Pontiac has a 2024 population of 10,961. It is also the county seat of Livingston County.Pontiac is currently declining at a rate of -0.56% annually and its population has decreased by -1.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,157 in 2020.

The average household income in Pontiac is $73,829 with a poverty rate of 10.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Pontiac is 41.4 years, 40.2 years for males, and 43.7 years for females.

Pontiac Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pontiac was:

  • White: 84.68%
  • Black or African American: 9.34%
  • Two or more races: 3.65%
  • Asian: 1.25%
  • Other race: 1.07%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
8.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,353.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.76% (-196)
The current population of Pontiac, Illinois is 10,961 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,157.

Pontiac, Illinois Population 2024

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Pontiac Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,69784.68%
Black or African American1,0709.34%
Two or more races4183.65%
Asian1431.25%
Other race1231.07%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pontiac Population by Race

Pontiac Population Pyramid 2024

Pontiac Median Age

41.4

Total

40.2

Male

43.7

Female

Pontiac Adults

There are 9,242 adults, (2,169 of whom are seniors) in Pontiac.

Pontiac Age Dependency

61.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Pontiac Sex Ratio

Female5,41147.25%
Male6,04052.75%

Pontiac Population by Age

Pontiac Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,6092.1361.438.6
Non Family2,0541.1249.950.1
Married1,6982.9586.913.1
Female6772.7232.267.8
Male1803.563.336.7
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2.87

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

61.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pontiac Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pontiac Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pontiac Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.13%.

Pontiac Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,878

Average Earnings

$40,718

Average Male

$34,536

Average Female

Pontiac Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pontiac Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pontiac Language

96.19% of Pontiac residents speak only English, while 3.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.16% of the population.

Pontiac Language

Pontiac Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,7308419.63%
Hispanic30411738.49%
Multiple3719926.68%
Other1012019.8%
Black384184.69%
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10.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.27%

Male Poverty Rate

12.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pontiac

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pontiac is Hispanic, with 38.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pontiac is Black, with 4.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.4%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.78%.

Pontiac Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.16%
High School10.41%
Some College9.73%
Bachelors or Greater2.02%
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Pontiac Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed20.99%
Female Employed6.63%
Male Employed2.4%
Male Unemployed
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Pontiac Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pontiac Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pontiac Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.7%

Male Marriage Rate

38.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Pontiac Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pontiac Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pontiac Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pontiac Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

613

Number of Veterans

576

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

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Pontiac Veterans by War

count

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Pontiac Veterans by Age

count

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Pontiac Veterans by Race

Pontiac Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pontiac Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Pontiac Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pontiac Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pontiac Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.09%

Born in Pontiac

98%

Native Born

2%

Foreign Born

0.73%

Non Citizen

1.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98% of Pontiac residents were born in the United States, with 82.09% having been born in Illinois. 0.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pontiac Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,651-62-0.58%
202810,713-62-0.58%
202710,775-62-0.57%
202610,837-62-0.57%
202510,899-62-0.57%
202410,961-62-0.56%
202311,023-62-0.56%
202211,085-62-0.56%
202111,147-10-0.09%
202011,157-75-0.67%
201911,232-27-0.24%
201811,259-143-1.25%
201711,402-6-0.05%
201611,408-368-3.13%
201511,776-199-1.66%
201411,975-51-0.42%
201312,026530.44%
201211,973210.18%
201111,952410.34%
201011,911470.4%
200011,8644363.82%
199011,4282011.79%
198011,2272,19624.32%
19709,0315967.07%
19608,435-555-6.17%
19508,990-595-6.21%
19409,5851,31315.87%
19308,2721,60824.13%
19206,6645749.43%
19106,0901,82442.76%
19004,2661,48253.23%
18902,784
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Pontiac Population by Year