Pontiac, Michigan Population 2022

62,024
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Pontiac is a city located in Oakland County Michigan. Pontiac has a 2020 population of 62,024. It is also the county seat of Oakland County. Pontiac is currently growing at a rate of 0.34% annually and its population has increased by 0.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 61,606 in 2010.

The average household income in Pontiac is $46,015 with a poverty rate of 27.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $811 per month, and the median house value is $73,800. The median age in Pontiac is 31.9 years, 30.6 years for males, and 33.5 years for females.

Pontiac Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 49.57%
  • White: 34.90%
  • Two or more races: 8.78%
  • Other race: 3.16%
  • Asian: 3.12%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pontiac, Michigan is 62,024 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 61,606.

Pontiac, Michigan Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,84134.90%
Black or African American29,60049.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native2820.47%
Asian1,8653.12%
Some Other Race1,8863.16%
Two or More Races5,2408.78%
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Pontiac Population by Race

Pontiac Population Pyramid 2022

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Pontiac Median Age

33.6


Total

32.6


Male

34.4


Female

Pontiac Adults

There are 44,767 adults, (7,301 of whom are seniors) in Pontiac.

Pontiac Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Pontiac Sex Ratio

Female

31,131

52.13%

Male

28,583

47.87%

Pontiac Population by Age

Pontiac Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pontiac Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.3%31.7%
Male50%50%
All43.4%56.6%
Non Family36.4%63.6%
Female33.4%66.6%

43.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pontiac Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,5292.4543.4
Married4,9923.5968.3
Male1,6814.0550
Female5,4693.5533.4
Non Family11,3871.236.4

3.52

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Pontiac Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7717.21%
9th to 12th Grade5,21413.56%
High School Graduate13,13734.18%
Some College9,91625.80%
Associates Degree2,2045.73%
Bachelors Degree3,6249.43%
Graduate Degree1,5734.09%
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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
Asian1,3311,034430
2+ Races2,3641,742542
White10,6758,8921,940
Hispanic6,0783,457715
Black18,61615,6421,953
Other Race1,31284852
Native American217922

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 84.02%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.31%.

Pontiac Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,566$28,977$26,223
Less Than 9th Grade$22,487$25,750$16,177
High School Graduate$23,557$25,506$21,501
Some College$30,375$29,209$30,850
Bachelors Degree$33,983$54,081$30,020
Graduate Degree$50,694$63,594$44,087

$27,566

Average Earnings

$28,977

Average Male

$26,223

Average Female

Pontiac Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pontiac Language by Age

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Pontiac Language

80.34% of Pontiac residents speak only English, while 19.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.32% of the population.

Pontiac Language

Pontiac Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple5,1821,81234.97%
Hispanic11,3083,33729.51%
White12,9133,63228.13%
Black28,8037,83827.21%
Asian1,84934218.50%
Native2824817.02%
Other424NaN%

27.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.97%

Male Poverty Rate

29.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pontiac

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pontiac is Multiple, with 34.97% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.78%.

Pontiac Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.18%
High School25.73%
Some College19.62%
Bachelors or Greater12.23%

Pontiac Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed11.11%
Male Unemployed46.84%
Female Employed16.50%
Female Unemployed44.18%

Pontiac Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pontiac Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,673$47,937
Families$46,719$58,350
Married Families$67,457$74,801
Non Families$25,950$34,709
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Income by Household Type

Pontiac Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

26.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.1%

Male Marriage Rate

22.4%

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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1,906

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War185
First Gulf War390
Vietnam622
Korea75
World War II9

Pontiac Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34164
35 to 54481
55 to 64537
65 to 74435
75+289

Pontiac Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7804.71%
Black1,0254.72%
Native American196.86%
Asian171.01%
Other Race201.29%
2+ Races451.52%
Hispanic1131.54%

Pontiac Veterans by Race

Pontiac Veterans by Education

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13.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pontiac Veterans by Education

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

11%

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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70.51%

Born in Pontiac

90.80%

Native Born

9.20%

Foreign Born

6.79%

Non Citizen

2.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.80% of Pontiac residents were born in the United States, with 70.51% having been born in Michigan. 6.79% 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
18602,5750.00%
18704,8672,2926.57%
18804,509-358-0.76%
18906,2001,6913.24%
19009,7693,5694.65%
191014,5324,7634.05%
192034,27319,7418.96%
193064,92830,6556.60%
194066,6261,6980.26%
195073,6817,0551.01%
196082,2338,5521.10%
197085,2793,0460.36%
198076,715-8,564-1.05%
199071,166-5,549-0.75%
200066,337-4,829-0.70%
201059,515-6,822-1.08%
201159,7242090.35%
201259,9332090.35%
201360,1422090.35%
201460,3512090.35%
201560,5602090.35%
201660,7692090.35%
201760,9782090.34%
201861,1872090.34%
201961,3962090.34%
202061,6062100.34%
202161,8152090.34%
202262,0242090.34%

Pontiac Population by Year