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Population (year 2000): 11,864. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,457 (-3.4% change)
Males: 6,484 (54.7%), Females: 5,380 (45.3%)

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Median resident age: 35.1 years
Median household income: $37,593 (year 2000)
Median house value: $73,800 (year 2000)

Pontiac, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Pontiac:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.5%)
  • Black (10.9%)
  • Hispanic (4.4%)
  • Other race (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (26.2%), Irish (14.8%), United States (10.2%), English (9.7%), Norwegian (2.7%), Italian (2.5%).

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Land area: 5.2 square miles

Pontiac,

For population 25 years and over in Pontiac

  • High school or higher: 74.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pontiac city

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

2.3% Foreign born (1.0% Latin America, 0.7% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +237 (+2.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Bloomington, (36.9 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (93.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (10.3 miles Cornell, IL (11.3 miles Chenoa, IL (11.3 miles Odell, IL (12.2 miles Fairbury, IL (15.4 miles Saunemin, IL Flanagan, (15.7 miles IL (17.6 miles Forrest, IL (19.1 miles Ransom,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 31 buildings, average cost: $80,200
  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $82,900
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $57,200
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $101,100

Latitude: 40.88 N, Longitude: 88.63 W

Area code: 815


Pontiac, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.6%), Educational,health and social services (20.1%), Public administration (10.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,283 (+27.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,604 (74.0%)


 

Crime in Pontiac by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 0 1 0 1 0
    per 100,000 16.9 0.0 8.4 0.0 8.4 0.0
Rapes 3 9 12 7 12 8
    per 100,000 25.3 75.9 101.1 59.0 101.1 67.4
Robberies 2 4 2 1 2 2
    per 100,000 16.9 33.7 16.9 8.4 16.9 16.9
Assaults 31 25 18 44 18 37
    per 100,000 261.3 210.7 151.7 370.9 151.7 311.9
Burglaries 47 53 57 48 57 48
    per 100,000 396.2 446.7 480.4 404.6 480.4 404.6
Thefts 357 397 324 396 324 289
    per 100,000 3009.1 3346.3 2731.0 3337.8 2731.0 2435.9
Auto thefts 13 14 11 16 11 18
    per 100,000 109.6 118.0 92.7 134.9 92.7 151.7
241.1 257.2 234.6 272.9 234.6 232.3


Average climate in Pontiac, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Pontiac,

Pontiac-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/7/1954, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the Pontiac city center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/13/2004, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.7 miles away from the city center injured 3 people.


Hospital/medical center in Pontiac:
  • SAINT JAMES HOSPITAL (2500 WEST REYNOLDS STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Pontiac:
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; STREATOR, IL)
  • GIBSON AREA HOSPITAL (about 34 miles; GIBSON CITY, IL)
  • BROMENN HEALTHCARE (about 36 miles; NORMAL, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pontiac:
  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 34 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; ID: BMI)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD (about 64 miles; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; ID: CMI)
  • DECATUR (about 74 miles; DECATUR, IL; ID: DEC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pontiac:
  • PONTIAC MUNICIPAL (about 3 miles; PONTIAC, IL; ID: PNT)
  • DWIGHT (about 22 miles; DWIGHT, IL; ID: DTG)
  • SKYDIVE CHICAGO (about 37 miles; OTTAWA, IL; ID: 8N2)

Amtrak station:
PONTIAC (721 W. WASHINGTON ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Local Libraries 5 $11,218 $26,923 8 $3,398


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pontiac:
  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,019)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 2,390)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; NORMAL, IL; FT enrollment: 18,785)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; OGLESBY, IL; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 54 miles; JOLIET, IL; FT enrollment: 6,075)
  • OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; BOURBONNAIS, IL; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (about 58 miles; JOLIET, IL; FT enrollment: 2,361)
Public high schools in Pontiac:
  • PONTIAC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 868; Location: 1100 E INDIANA AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PONTIAC CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Students: 95; Location: P O BOX 99; Grades: 12 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Pontiac:
  • PONTIAC JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 466; Location: 600 MORROW ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 307; Location: 514 S MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CENTRAL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 300; Location: 117 W LIVINGSTON ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 400 MORROW STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LIVINGSTON AREA VOC CTR (Location: 1100 E INDIANA AVE; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • LIVINGSTON CO CROSSROADS ACADEMY (Location: 15116 E 2100 NORTH; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • LIVINGSTON COUNTY ACADEMY (Location: 920 CUSTER SUITE B; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Pontiac:
  • ST MARY S SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 414 NORTH MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • PONTIAC CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 76; Location: 18034 N 2100 EAST RD; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Pontiac:
  • PONTIAC P.L. (Operating income: $261,094; Location: 211 E. MADISON; 49,002 books; 1,095 audio materials; 536 video materials; 135 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Pontiac: Pontiac Correctional Center (A), State Correctional Center (B), Pontiac Public Library (C), Pontiac City Hall (D).

Churches in Pontiac include: Saint Marys Catholic Church (A), First Lutheran Church (B), First United Methodist Church (C), First United Presbyterian Church (D), Pontiac Church of God (E), Central Christian Church (F), Church of the Nazarene (G), Grace Episcopal Church (H).

Cemetery: Pontiac Southside Cemetery (1).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rooks Creek (A), Smith Branch (B), North Creek (C), Turtle Creek (D).

Parks in Pontiac include: Fell Park (1), Lions Park (2), Jaycee Park (3), Dargan Park (4), Chautauqua Park (5), Camp-Humiston Pool (6), Humiston Park (7).

Post office: (A).  


Pontiac compared to Illinois state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Pontiac:
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pontiac:
  • WPJC (88.3 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WTRX-FM (93.7 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WJEZ (98.9 FM; DWIGHT, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WJDK-FM (95.7 FM; SENECA, IL; Owner: GRUNDY COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • WDQZ (99.5 FM; LEXINGTON, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING, LLC)
  • W208AW (89.5 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pontiac:
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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