Pontiac, Illinois Population 2022

11,187
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Pontiac is a city located in Livingston County Illinois. Pontiac has a 2020 population of 11,187. It is also the county seat of Livingston County. Pontiac is currently declining at a rate of -0.20% annually and its population has decreased by -6.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,904 in 2010.

The average household income in Pontiac is $58,758 with a poverty rate of 18.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $715 per month, and the median house value is $97,000. The median age in Pontiac is 38.7 years, 37.5 years for males, and 42 years for females.

Pontiac Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pontiacwas:

  • White: 86.43%
  • Black or African American: 10.19%
  • Asian: 1.24%
  • Two or more races: 1.09%
  • Other race: 1.05%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pontiac, Illinois is 11,187 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,187.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,904.

Pontiac, Illinois Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202135,516-66-0.19%
202035,582-66-0.19%
201935,648-66-0.19%
201835,714-410-1.15%
201736,124170.05%
201636,107-498-1.38%
201536,605-431-1.18%
201437,036-358-0.97%
201337,394-1,117-2.99%
201238,511-294-0.76%
201138,805-49-0.13%
201038,8540.00%

Pontiac Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,10286.43%
Black or African American1,19110.19%
Asian1451.24%
Two or More Races1271.09%
Some Other Race1231.05%
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Pontiac Population by Race

Pontiac Population Pyramid $2022

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Pontiac Median Age

38.7


Total

37.5


Male

42


Female

Pontiac Adults

There are 9,161 adults, (1,827 of whom are seniors) in Pontiac.

Pontiac Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Pontiac Sex Ratio

Female

5,329

45.59%

Male

6,359

54.41%

Pontiac Population by Age

Pontiac Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pontiac Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female43.3%56.7%
Non Family46.4%53.6%
Male57.9%42.1%
All61.8%38.2%
Married85.1%14.9%

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pontiac Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3292.2661.8
Married1,6712.985.1
Non Family1,6391.1346.4
Female6772.7343.3
Male3423.6857.9

2.87

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Pontiac Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3343.97%
9th to 12th Grade92410.97%
High School Graduate3,53641.98%
Some College1,94223.06%
Associates Degree6267.43%
Bachelors Degree7288.64%
Graduate Degree3333.95%
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Pontiac Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pontiac Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,7906,179939
Black95849011
Hispanic53333019
Asian10810885
2+ Races95787
Other Race6867

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.70%.

Pontiac Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,674$39,561$25,908
Less Than 9th Grade$23,304$31,250$
High School Graduate$31,565$37,261$25,154
Some College$27,437$35,938$22,738
Bachelors Degree$44,375$62,841$33,920
Graduate Degree$90,682$91,932$75,385

$31,674

Average Earnings

$39,561

Average Male

$25,908

Average Female

Pontiac Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pontiac Language by Age

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Pontiac Language

94.26% of Pontiac residents speak only English, while 5.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.24% of the population.

Pontiac Language

Pontiac Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,9441,63018.22%
Hispanic36914739.84%
Multiple412356.10%
Black300196.33%
OtherNaN%

18.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.94%

Male Poverty Rate

22.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pontiac

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pontiac is White, with 18.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pontiac is Hispanic, with 39.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.74%.

Pontiac Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.22%
High School17.53%
Some College13.91%
Bachelors or Greater6.10%

Pontiac Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.28%
Male Unemployed37.96%
Female Employed11.69%
Male Employed4.96%

Pontiac Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pontiac Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,285$58,758
Families$60,121$70,450
Married Families$73,665-
Non Families$28,443$37,230
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Income by Household Type

Pontiac Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Pontiac Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Pontiac Marital Status by Race

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Pontiac Marital Status

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768

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam211
Second Gulf War169
First Gulf War101
Korea76
World War II21

Pontiac Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54172
65 to 74169
75+158
18 to 34155
55 to 64114

Pontiac Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7169.21%
Black403.69%
2+ Races1210.34%
Hispanic50.86%

Pontiac Veterans by Race

Pontiac Veterans by Education

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1.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pontiac Veterans by Education

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49.9%

Labor Force Participation

47.2%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Pontiac Employment by Age

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Pontiac Employment by Race

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Pontiac Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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83.85%

Born in Pontiac

97.60%

Native Born

2.40%

Foreign Born

1.93%

Non Citizen

0.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.60% of Pontiac residents were born in the United States, with 83.85% having been born in Illinois. 1.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pontiac Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202211,187-22-0.20%
202111,209-22-0.20%
202011,231-22-0.20%
201911,253-22-0.20%
201811,275-134-1.17%
201711,40940.04%
201611,405-362-3.08%
201511,767-201-1.68%
201411,968-46-0.38%
201312,014480.40%
201211,966220.18%
201111,944400.34%
201011,904400.03%
200011,8644360.38%
199011,4282010.18%
198011,2272,1962.20%
19709,0315960.69%
19608,435-555-0.64%
19508,990-595-0.64%
19409,5851,3131.48%
19308,2721,6082.19%
19206,6645740.90%
19106,0901,8243.62%
19004,2661,4824.36%
18902,7840.00%

Pontiac Population by Year