Statewide Claims to Fame

Pontiac is 6th in Michigan out of 174 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Pontiac is 10th in Michigan out of 174 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Pontiac is 11th in Michigan out of 174 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Pontiac is 15th in Michigan out of 174 other cities in Race - Two or More

Pontiac is 17th in Michigan out of 174 other cities in Income below poverty line

Pontiac is 18th in Michigan out of 149 other cities in Current population (2012)

Pontiac is 19th in Michigan out of 174 other cities in Housing units

Pontiac is 20th in Michigan out of 174 other cities in Households

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Pontiac Rank Michigan US
Current population (2012) 60,175 18th 9,883,360 313,914,040
Size in square miles 20.0 29th 56,538.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,980.1 57th 174.8 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Pontiac Rank Michigan US
Residents younger than 5 8.5% 10th 5.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 27.2% 27th 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 9.3% 157th 14.6% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Pontiac Rank Michigan US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 75.6% 168th 88.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 11.6% 150th 25.3% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Pontiac Rank Michigan US
Race - White 34.4% 166th 80.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 52.1% 11th 14.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.6% 48th 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.3% 44th 2.6% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 105th 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.5% 15th 2.2% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 16.5% 6th 4.6% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 26.6% 166th 76.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Pontiac Rank Michigan US
Female residents 50.9% 146th 50.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 7.2% 42nd 6.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Pontiac Rank Michigan US
Housing units 27,084 19th 4,525,480 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 28.9% 64th 18.1% 25.9%
Households 23,345 20th 3,825,182 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 50.9% 159th 73.5% 66.1%
Home median value $82,400 145th $137,300 $186,200
People per household 2.5 59th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Pontiac Rank Michigan US
Income per capita $15,991 156th $25,482 $27,915
Income per household $29,189 155th $48,669 $52,762
Income below poverty line 34.0% 17th 15.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Pontiac Rank Michigan US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,786 24th 816,972 27,092,908
Retail sales $377,147 41st $109,102,594 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $5,699 127th $10,855 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $82,837 30th $14,536,648 $613,795,732

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