Pontiac demographics profile

StatisticPontiacIllinoisNational
Population12,01612,851,684318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,46822291
Median age39.037.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.3:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%44%43%
Speak English94%77%79%
Speak Spanish4%13%13%
Pontiac, IL has a population of 12,016 and is the 3,415th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,468 per sq mi which is 560% higher than the Illinois average and 1520% higher than the national average. The median age in Pontiac is 39 which is approximately 4% higher than the Illinois average of 37. In Pontiac, 47% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 83% of Pontiac residents were born in Illinois, 15% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Pontiac is 560% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Pontiac is 4% higher than Illinois.
  • In Pontiac 86.83% of the population is White.
  • In Pontiac 9.28% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Pontiac 0.45% of the population is Asian.

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Pontiac population breakdown by race

RacePontiacIllinoisNational
White86.83%72.14%73.35%
Black or African American9.28%14.30%12.63%
Asian0.45%5.10%5.22%
American Indian0.00%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race2.26%2.34%3.06%
Other race1.18%5.86%4.75%
In Pontiac, 4.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Pontiac, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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