Pontiac, Illinois Population 2021

12,282
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Pontiac is a city located in Livingston County Illinois. Pontiac has a 2020 population of 12,282. It is also the county seat of Livingston County. Pontiac is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -5.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,020 in 2010. Pontiac reached it's highest population of 13,119 in 2013.

The average household income in Pontiac is $61,143 with a poverty rate of 19.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $721 per month, and the median house value is $95,800. The median age in Pontiac is 39.2 years, 37.6 years for males, and 42.6 years for females.

Pontiac Demographics

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

  • White: 85.87%
  • Black or African American: 10.39%
  • Asian: 1.48%
  • Two or more races: 1.27%
  • Other race: 0.99%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pontiac, Illinois is 12,282 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,348.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,020.

Pontiac, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,74185.87%
Black or African American1,30010.39%
Asian1851.48%
Two or More Races1591.27%
Some Other Race1240.99%
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Pontiac Population by Race

Pontiac Population Pyramid $2021

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Pontiac Median Age

39.2


Total

37.6


Male

42.6


Female

Pontiac Adults

There are 9,754 adults, (1,967 of whom are seniors) in Pontiac.

Pontiac Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Pontiac Sex Ratio

Female

5,697

45.54%

Male

6,812

54.46%

Pontiac Population by Age

Pontiac Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pontiac Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.1%13.9%
All63.8%36.2%
Male56.8%43.2%
Non Family49.2%50.8%
Female45.1%54.9%

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pontiac Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6392.2963.8
Married1,8352.9386.1
Non Family1,7291.1449.2
Female7002.7745.1
Male3753.5756.8

2.88

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Pontiac Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3343.71%
9th to 12th Grade93910.44%
High School Graduate3,80142.25%
Some College2,13623.74%
Associates Degree6407.11%
Bachelors Degree8008.89%
Graduate Degree3473.86%
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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
White7,2746,6571,024
Black99552711
Hispanic54633420
Asian14814885
2+ Races95787
Other Race6968

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 57.43%.

Pontiac Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,862$39,707$26,074
Less Than 9th Grade$24,107$31,250$
High School Graduate$31,859$37,193$25,293
Some College$28,044$40,196$23,185
Bachelors Degree$44,792$63,182$34,179
Graduate Degree$89,583$91,875$66,094

$31,862

Average Earnings

$39,707

Average Male

$26,074

Average Female

Pontiac Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pontiac Language by Age

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Pontiac Language

94.61% of Pontiac residents speak only English, while 5.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.99% of the population.

Pontiac Language

Pontiac Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,5411,74218.26%
Hispanic41216239.32%
Black40912831.30%
Multiple732331.51%

19.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.13%

Male Poverty Rate

22.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pontiac

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pontiac is Hispanic, with 39.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pontiac is White, with 18.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.53%.

Pontiac Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.94%
High School18.69%
Some College13.28%
Bachelors or Greater5.72%

Pontiac Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed37.96%
Female Unemployed30.37%
Female Employed12.68%
Male Employed5.44%

Pontiac Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pontiac Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,036$61,143
Families$60,161$70,832
Married Families$73,722-
Non Families$29,090$42,437
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Income by Household Type

Pontiac Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

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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825

Number of Veterans

785

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam233
Second Gulf War169
First Gulf War101
Korea96
World War II21

Pontiac Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74184
75+178
35 to 54172
18 to 34155
55 to 64136

Pontiac Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7739.32%
Black403.57%
2+ Races1210.34%
Hispanic50.84%

Pontiac Veterans by Race

Pontiac Veterans by Education

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0.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pontiac Veterans by Education

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50.1%

Labor Force Participation

47.2%

Employment Rate

5.9%

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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82.83%

Born in Pontiac

96.99%

Native Born

3.01%

Foreign Born

2.25%

Non Citizen

0.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.99% of Pontiac residents were born in the United States, with 82.83% having been born in Illinois. 2.25% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,282-22-0.18%
202012,304-22-0.18%
201912,326-22-0.18%
201812,348-145-1.16%
201712,49370.06%
201612,486-363-2.83%
201512,849-211-1.62%
201413,060-59-0.45%
201313,119410.31%
201213,078150.11%
201113,063430.33%
201013,0200.00%

Pontiac Population by Year