|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Pontiac is 60,984. Pontiac, Michigan is the 632nd largest city in the US.
Pontiac is located entirely in Oakland County.
The peak population of Pontiac was in 1990, when its population was 71,136. In 1990, Pontiac was the 328th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 632nd largest city in the US. Pontiac is currently 14.3% smaller than it was in 1990.
Pontiac has shrunk 9.8% since the year 2000. Pontiac, Michigan's growth is extremely below average. 97% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Pontiac has a population density of 2,980.1 people per square mile.
|676||St. Clair Shores||58,200||-7.6%|
|630||Vineland, New Jersey||61,156||9.5%|
|631||Chapel Hill, North Carolina||61,128||27.2%|
|634||San Rafael, California||60,769||8.2%|
|635||Pico Rivera, California||60,764||-4.3%|
|636||La Mesa, California||60,721||10.7%|
The total voting age population of Pontiac, Michigan, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 40,389. The voting age population is 47.9% male and 52.1% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 10.0% of the residents of Pontiac are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Pontiac are 50.7% Black, 37.9% White, 6.7% Two or more races, 2.3% Other, 1.8% Asian, 0.5% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 18.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Pontiac, 30.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 43.0%. On a per-household basis, 26.7% of families are below the poverty line in Pontiac.
Among those aged 16 and older, 62.1% of Pontiac residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 80.1% of Pontiac residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 13.2% have a bachelor's degree and 4.3% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Pontiac residents aged 5 and older, 18.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 15.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.2% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Pontiac is 11.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Pontiac, 6.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Pontiac is $33,568.
In Pontiac, 40.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 59.5% of housing units in Pontiac.
Of all the housing units in Pontiac, 24.3% of them were build before 1940.
In Pontiac, 10.2% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,700 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Pontiac is $815.
In Pontiac, 74.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.