Pontiac, Illinois Population 2022

10,994
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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.

Pontiac Demographics

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

  • White: 86.28%
  • Black or African American: 9.33%
  • Two or more races: 1.57%
  • Asian: 1.50%
  • Other race: 1.31%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pontiac, Illinois is 10,994 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,430.

Pontiac, Illinois Population 2022

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

Pontiac Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Pontiac Population by Race

Pontiac Population Pyramid 2022

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Pontiac Median Age

39.3


Total

37.4


Male

42.5


Female

Pontiac Adults

There are 9,133 adults, (2,152 of whom are seniors) in Pontiac.

Pontiac Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Pontiac Sex Ratio

Female

5,251

45.94%

Male

6,179

54.06%

Pontiac Population by Age

Pontiac Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pontiac Household Types

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pontiac Households and Families

2.85

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Pontiac Households by Type

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Pontiac Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pontiac Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Pontiac Educational Attainment by Race

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$32,767

Average Earnings

$40,074

Average Male

$26,864

Average Female

Pontiac Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pontiac Language by Age

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Pontiac Language

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.

Pontiac Language

Pontiac Poverty by Race

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14.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.78%

Male Poverty Rate

17.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pontiac

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%.

Pontiac Poverty

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Pontiac Poverty Rate by Education

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Pontiac Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pontiac Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Pontiac Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

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 45-54.

Pontiac Marital Status by Race

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Pontiac Marital Status

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758

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Pontiac Veterans by War

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Pontiac Veterans by Age

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Pontiac Veterans by Race

Pontiac Veterans by Education

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1.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pontiac Veterans by Education

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49.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

5.1%

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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83.71%

Born in Pontiac

98.35%

Native Born

1.65%

Foreign Born

1.11%

Non Citizen

0.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Pontiac Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Pontiac Population by Year