Pontiac is a city located in Livingston County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Livingston County. With a 2020 population of 10,994, it is the 213th largest city in Illinois and the 3820th largest city in the United States. Pontiac is currently declining at a rate of -0.70% annually and its population has decreased by -3.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,430 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Pontiac has a population density of 1,358 people per square mile.
The average household income in Pontiac is $58,758 with a poverty rate of 14.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $773 per month, and the median house value is $95,600. The median age in Pontiac is 38.7 years, 37.5 years for males, and 42 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pontiacwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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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 100.00%.
95.26% of Pontiac residents speak only English, while 4.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.83% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Pontiac is White, with 14.48% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Pontiac is Hispanic, with 12.98% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.12%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Pontiac
98.35% of Pontiac residents were born in the United States, with 83.71% having been born in Illinois. 1.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.