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Pontiac, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Pontiac had a population of 61,202 as of July 1, 2017. Pontiac ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pontiac is located at latitude 42.6492 and longitude -83.2874 in Oakland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pontiac (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles. Oakland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 925 feet.

The City of Pontiac (GNIS ID: 1626924) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pontiac population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Pontiac, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 61,202
Daytime Population: Workers 28,188
Daytime Population: Residents 36,022
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 64,210
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 58,537
Population in Familes 44,348
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,665
Population Density2 3,065
Diversity Index3 73
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,373
Average Household Income $43,611
Per Capita Income $17,435

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 27,860 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,408 (37.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,510 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,942 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $70,895
Average Home Value $88,757
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 22,918
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 13,507
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.39% 0.38%
Households 0.43% 0.44%
Families 0.15% 0.27%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Pontiac, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pontiac to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 18 98th
Population Density # 66 91st
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 656 5th
Per Capita Income # 643 7th

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