Pontiac, Michigan Population 2020

59,570

Pontiac is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 59,570, it is the 20th largest city in Michigan and the 645th largest city in the United States. Pontiac is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually but its population has increased by 0.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 59,515 in 2010. Pontiac reached it's highest population of 85,279 in 1970. Spanning over 20 miles, Pontiac has a population density of 2,996 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pontiac is $45,003 with a poverty rate of 31.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $805 per month, and the median house value is $62,900. The median age in Pontiac is 32.8 years, 30.7 years for males, and 34.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.1 males.

Pontiac Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 48.76%
  • White: 40.18%
  • Two or more races: 6.71%
  • Other race: 2.16%
  • Asian: 1.88%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Pontiac, Michigan is 59,570, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 59,772.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 59,515.

Pontiac, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American29,31548.76%
White24,15540.18%
Two or More Races4,0336.71%
Some Other Race1,3002.16%
Asian1,1281.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native1580.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander270.04%

Pontiac Population Pyramid 2020

Pontiac Median Age

32.8


Total

30.7


Male

34.8


Female

Pontiac Adults

There are 44,302 adults, (6,550 of whom are seniors) in Pontiac.

Pontiac Age Dependency

59.2

Age Dependency Ratio

17.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Pontiac Sex Ratio

Female

30,820

51.27%

Male

29,296

48.73%

Pontiac Households and Families

Pontiac Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pontiac Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64%36%
All41%59%
Male37.9%62.1%
Non Family34.6%65.4%
Female30.6%69.4%

41.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,1432.5141
Non Family10,1731.234.6
Married5,6433.464
Female5,6223.6230.6
Male1,7053.6937.9

3.37

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

7.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pontiac Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7057.23%
9th to 12th Grade5,25614.05%
High School Graduate11,85431.69%
Some College10,76328.78%
Associates Degree2,2005.88%
Bachelors Degree3,1448.41%
Graduate Degree1,4793.95%

Pontiac Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black18,21515,5102,044
White11,2759,4291,897
Hispanic5,9932,966293
Multiple Races1,4881,185182
Other Race72732156
Asian658555220
Native American139683
Islander2727

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.43%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,413$27,097$23,164
Less Than High School$20,793$23,505$14,090
High School Grad$21,744$22,675$20,752
Some College$26,604$28,470$25,156
Bachelors Degree$41,324$59,167$33,600
Graduate Degree$49,792$48,629$51,953

$25,413

Average Earnings

$27,097

Average Male

$23,164

Average Female

Pontiac Language

Pontiac Language by Age

Pontiac Language

81.11% of Pontiac residents speak only English, while 18.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.75% of the population.

Pontiac Poverty

Pontiac Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black28,5489,14032.02%
White14,2364,18229.38%
Hispanic11,6943,99934.20%
Multiple3,9851,79845.12%
Other1,27330724.12%
Asian1,11620118.01%
Native1585836.71%
Islander2727100.00%

31.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.25%

Male Poverty Rate

33.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pontiac

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pontiac is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pontiac is Asian, with 18.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.92%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.87%
High School26.76%
Some College21.63%
Bachelors or Greater10.08%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.86%
Male Unemployed54.80%
Female Employed20.57%
Male Employed13.07%

Pontiac Income

Pontiac Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,006$45,003
Families$39,185$51,091
Married Families$53,615$62,920
Non Families$24,623$34,188

Pontiac Marital Status

Pontiac Marital Status

Marriage Rates

28.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.3%

Male Marriage Rate

26.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Pontiac Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Pontiac Marital Status by Race

Pontiac Veterans

2,452

Number of Veterans

2,252

Male Veterans

200

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam808
First Gulf War449
Second Gulf War312
Korea116
World War II37
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54668
65 to 74632
55 to 64501
75+389
18 to 34262
Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,2175.70%
White1,1416.07%
Hispanic1341.82%
2 or More542.56%
Asian242.57%
Indian1610.39%

$Pontiac Veterans by Education

18.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pontiac Employment Status

61%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

13.3%

Unemployment Rate

Pontiac Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.46%

Born in Michigan

91.26%

Native Born

8.74%

Foreign Born

6.26%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.26% of Pontiac residents were born in the United States, with 71.46% having been born in Michigan. 6.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202059,570-101-0.17%
201959,671-101-0.17%
201859,772-281-0.47%
201760,053-101-0.17%
201660,154-44-0.07%
201560,198-210-0.35%
201460,408200.03%
201360,3881530.25%
201260,2353910.65%
201159,8442210.37%
201059,623-6,714-1.06%
200066,337-4,829-0.70%
199071,166-5,549-0.75%
198076,715-8,564-1.05%
197085,2793,0460.36%
196082,2338,5521.10%
195073,6817,0551.01%
194066,6261,6980.26%
193064,92830,6556.60%
192034,27319,7418.96%
191014,5324,7634.05%
19009,7693,5694.65%
18906,2001,6913.24%
18804,509-358-0.76%
18704,8672,2926.57%
18602,5750.00%