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Pontiac, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Pontiac had a population of 11,181 as of July 1, 2018. Pontiac ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pontiac is located at latitude 40.8834 and longitude -88.6472 in Livingston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pontiac (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Livingston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 643 feet.

The City of Pontiac (GNIS ID: 2396250) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Pontiac is located within Township of Pontiac, a minor civil division (MCD) of Livingston County.


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Pontiac, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 11,181
Population in Households 9,709
Population in Familes 7,438
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,472
Population Density2 1,450
Diversity Index3 39
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,824
Average Household Income $58,179
Per Capita Income $23,261

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,688 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,625 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,603 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 460 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $106,433
Average Home Value $130,562
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,228
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 2,505
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.78% -0.64%
Households -0.31% -0.6%
Families -0.48% -0.74%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Pontiac, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pontiac to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 205 85th
Population Density # 489 64th
Diversity Index # 270 80th
Median Household Income # 927 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1088 21st

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