Pontoon Beach, Illinois Population 2024

5,786

Pontoon Beach is a city located in Madison County Illinois. Pontoon Beach has a 2024 population of 5,786. Pontoon Beach is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually and its population has decreased by -1.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,863 in 2020.

The average household income in Pontoon Beach is $73,479 with a poverty rate of 12.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Pontoon Beach is 31.6 years, 30.1 years for males, and 36.6 years for females.

Pontoon Beach Demographics

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

  • White: 77.76%
  • Black or African American: 7.35%
  • Two or more races: 5.5%
  • Other race: 4.79%
  • Asian: 4.6%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
10.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
580.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.31% (-77)
The current population of Pontoon Beach, Illinois is 5,786 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,863.

Pontoon Beach, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,69677.76%
Black or African American4447.35%
Two or more races3325.5%
Other race2894.79%
Asian2784.6%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pontoon Beach Population by Race

Pontoon Beach Population Pyramid 2024

Pontoon Beach Median Age

31.6

Total

30.1

Male

36.6

Female

Pontoon Beach Adults

There are 4,350 adults, (830 of whom are seniors) in Pontoon Beach.

Pontoon Beach Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48

Child Dependency Ratio

Pontoon Beach Sex Ratio

Female2,91248.22%
Male3,12751.78%

Pontoon Beach Population by Age

Pontoon Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2782.6466.833.2
Married1,1153.0389.110.9
Female4973.1834.865.2
Non Family4531.1766.933.1
Male2132.4624.975.1
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2.87

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pontoon Beach Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pontoon Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pontoon Beach Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.15%.

Pontoon Beach Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,964

Average Earnings

$45,293

Average Male

$33,771

Average Female

Pontoon Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pontoon Beach Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pontoon Beach Language

84.45% of Pontoon Beach residents speak only English, while 15.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.88% of the population.

Pontoon Beach Language

Pontoon Beach Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,00743610.88%
Hispanic1,0381039.92%
Multiple3328826.51%
Black4445913.29%
Other2895619.38%
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12.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.34%

Male Poverty Rate

12.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pontoon Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pontoon Beach is Multiple, with 26.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pontoon Beach is Hispanic, with 9.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.19%.

Pontoon Beach Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College13.25%
High School11.5%
Less Than 9th Grade7.28%
Bachelors or Greater0.92%
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Pontoon Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed47.65%
Female Employed5.27%
Male Employed3.86%
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Pontoon Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pontoon Beach Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pontoon Beach Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Pontoon Beach Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pontoon Beach 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.

Pontoon Beach Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pontoon Beach Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

187

Number of Veterans

177

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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Pontoon Beach Veterans by War

count

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Pontoon Beach Veterans by Age

count

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Pontoon Beach Veterans by Race

Pontoon Beach Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pontoon Beach Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Pontoon Beach Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pontoon Beach Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pontoon Beach Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.29%

Born in Pontoon Beach

91.36%

Native Born

8.64%

Foreign Born

3.58%

Non Citizen

5.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.36% of Pontoon Beach residents were born in the United States, with 58.29% having been born in Illinois. 3.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pontoon Beach Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,681-21-0.37%
20285,702-21-0.37%
20275,723-21-0.37%
20265,744-21-0.36%
20255,765-21-0.36%
20245,786-21-0.36%
20235,807-21-0.36%
20225,828-21-0.36%
20215,849-14-0.24%
20205,8631883.31%
20195,675-37-0.65%
20185,712-18-0.31%
20175,730-8-0.14%
20165,738-12-0.21%
20155,750-27-0.47%
20145,777-28-0.48%
20135,805-27-0.46%
20125,832-25-0.43%
20115,857-27-0.46%
20105,8842644.7%
20005,6201,60740.04%
19904,01367720.29%
19803,336
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Pontoon Beach Population by Year