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Population (year 2000): 66,337. Estimated population in July 2005: 67,331 (+1.5% change)
Males: 32,285 (48.7%), Females: 34,052 (51.3%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 30.0 years
Median household income: $31,207 (year 2000)
Median house value: $74,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Pontiac:

  • Black (47.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (34.5%)
  • Hispanic (12.8%)
  • Other race (6.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.5%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)
  • Other Asian (1.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (6.9%), Irish (5.0%), English (3.9%), United States (3.8%), Polish (2.2%), Subsaharan African (2.0%).

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Elevation: 943 feet

Land area: 20.0 square miles

Pontiac,

For population 25 years and over in Pontiac

  • High school or higher: 68.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pontiac city

  • Never married: 39.1%
  • Now married: 37.4%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

6.2% Foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 2.1% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -4,981 (-7.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MI Detroit, (22.2 miles pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (306.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lake, MI (3.4 miles Sylvan Hills, MI Auburn (3.6 miles Angelus, MI (3.9 miles Lake Harbor, MI (4.3 miles Keego Township, MI (5.1 miles Bloomfield Hills, MI (6.0 miles Bloomfield MI Waterford, (6.1 miles Lake Village, MI (7.5 miles Orchard


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 91 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 1997: 76 buildings, average cost: $60,700
  • 1998: 117 buildings, average cost: $68,400
  • 1999: 203 buildings, average cost: $75,100
  • 2000: 210 buildings, average cost: $72,400
  • 2001: 237 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2002: 186 buildings, average cost: $80,900
  • 2003: 213 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 2004: 186 buildings, average cost: $88,000
  • 2005: 140 buildings, average cost: $99,400

Latitude: 42.65 N, Longitude: 83.29 W

Area codes: 248, 810


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.9%), Educational,health and social services (17.9%), Retail trade (10.8%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +23,643 (+35.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,339 (32.3%)


 

Crime in Pontiac by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 5 6 4 5 8 2
    per 100,000 7.5 9.0 6.0 7.5 12.1 3.0
Rapes 134 66 90 79 73 92
    per 100,000 202.0 99.5 135.7 119.1 110.0 138.7
Robberies 271 220 187 193 156 257
    per 100,000 408.5 331.6 281.9 290.9 235.2 387.4
Assaults 871 968 846 817 675 749
    per 100,000 1313.0 1459.2 1275.3 1231.6 1017.5 1129.1
Burglaries 964 938 1,089 989 796 848
    per 100,000 1453.2 1414.0 1641.6 1490.9 1199.9 1278.3
Thefts 1,783 1,837 1,760 1,464 1,151 1,546
    per 100,000 2687.8 2769.2 2653.1 2206.9 1735.1 2330.5
Auto thefts 589 599 546 457 409 469
    per 100,000 887.9 903.0 823.1 688.9 616.5 707.0
753.8 722.2 686.8 636.5 532.9 639.8


Average climate in Pontiac, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Pontiac,

Pontiac-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the Pontiac city center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/4/1957, a category 4 tornado 14.7 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Elvin Jones - musician, Brent Jett - (born 1958), astronaut, Scott Parel - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 5/15/65), Tom Gillis - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 7/16/68), Andrew Brown - College basketball player (Mercer Bears), John Cantrell - College basketball player (Chicago St Cougars), Lester Abram - College basketball player (Michigan Wolverines), Maurice Searight - College basketball player (Grambling Tigers), Ricky Morgan - College basketball player (UNLV Rebels).


Hospitals/medical centers in Pontiac:
  • NORTH OAKLAND MEDICAL CENTERS (461 W HURON ST)
  • PONTIAC OSTEOPATHIC HOSPITAL (50 NORTH PERRY)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-PONTIAC (4405 WOODWARD AVENUE, 8TH FLOOR)
  • ST JOSEPH MERCY OAKLAND (44405 WOODWARD AVENUE)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pontiac:
  • OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 9 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)
  • DETROIT CITY (about 27 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)
  • DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 31 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pontiac:
  • OAKLAND/TROY (about 12 miles; TROY, MI; ID: 7D2)
  • CANTON-PLYMOUTH-METTETAL (about 24 miles; PLYMOUTH, MI; ID: 1D2)
  • BERZ-MACOMB (about 24 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: UIZ)

Amtrak station:
PONTIAC (1600 WIDE TRACK DR.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Fire - Other 2 $5,404 $32,424 0 $0
Streets and Highways 34 $186,746 $65,910 10 $17,599
Welfare 2 $6,640 $39,840 0 $0
Health 2 $10,747 $64,482 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 30 $86,036 $34,414 10 $25,051
Parks and Recreation 40 $102,375 $30,712 40 $37,888
Other and Unallocable 42 $169,692 $48,483 13 $38,234
Local Libraries 4 $19,842 $59,526 4 $1,346
Water Supply 55 $174,144 $37,995 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 52 $215,141 $49,647 12 $30,042
Judicial and Legal 52 $169,708 $39,163 0 $0
Financial Administration 68 $368,445 $65,019 0 $0
Other Government Administration 48 $138,284 $34,571 8 $8,424
Police Protection - Officers 173 $1,065,284 $73,892 0 $0
Police - Other 51 $91,923 $21,628 0 $0
Firefighters 113 $608,622 $64,632 0 $0
Sewerage 51 $176,031 $41,419 2 $3,757
Totals for Government 819 $3,595,064 $52,674 99 $162,342


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pontiac:
  • OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (about 6 miles; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,634)
  • OAKLAND UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; ROCHESTER HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,424)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-DETROIT CAMPUS (about 11 miles; TROY, MI; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; FT enrollment: 2,479)
  • SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 16 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • MARYGROVE COLLEGE (about 19 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 5,301)
  • UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY (about 19 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 4,119)
Public high schools in Pontiac:
  • PONTIAC NORTHERN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,552; Location: 1051 ARLENE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PONTIAC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,389; Location: 300 W. HURON STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BETHUNE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION (Students: 118; Location: 154 LAKE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Pontiac:
  • NOTRE DAME PREPARATORY (Students: 733; Location: 1300 GIDDINGS ROAD; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Pontiac:
  • WHITMER RESOURCE CENTER (Students: 1,158; Location: 60 PARKHURST STREET; Grades: PK - 10)
  • MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 849; Location: 1275 N. PERRY STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PONTIAC ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE (Students: 776; Location: 196 OAKLAND AVENUE; Grades: KG - 09)
  • WALTON CHARTER ACADEMY (Students: 678; Location: 744 E. WALTON BOULEVARD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 616; Location: 131 HILLSIDE DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 586; Location: 710 MENOMINEE ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 556; Location: 600 MOTOR STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PERDUE ACADEMY (Students: 444; Location: 25 S. SANFORD STREET; Grades: PK - 08)
  • LE BARON SCHOOL (Students: 423; Location: 1033 BARKELL STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • OWEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 387; Location: 1700 BALDWIN AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Pontiac:
  • MARIST ACADEMY (Students: 313; Location: 1300 GIDDINGS ROAD; Grades: 6 - 8)
  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY & CH (Students: 117; Location: 119 WESSEN ST.; Grades: PK - 3)
Library in Pontiac:
  • PONTIAC PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $598,639; Location: 60 EAST PIKE STREET; 94,304 books; 3,000 audio materials; 606 video materials; 120 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Pontiac: Oliver Playground (A), Wilson Park Municipal Golf Course (B), Montcalm Playground (C).

Churches in Pontiac include: Calvary Church (A), Hillcrest Church (B), Mount Hope Church (C), James Church (D), Newman Church (E).

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Oakland Cemetery (2), Mount Hope Cemetery (3), Perry Mount Park (4).

Lakes and reservoirs: Osmun Lake (A), Spring Lake (B), Terry Lake (C), Crystal Lake (D), Galloway Lake (E), Harris Lake (F), Dawsons Millpond (G).

Creek: Pontiac Creek (A).

Parks in Pontiac include: Oakland Park (1), Richardson Park (2), Indian Village Park (3), Rotary Park (4), Perry Mount Park (5), Perry Park (6), Galloway Lake Park (7), South Kiwanis Park (8), North Kiwanis Park (9).


Pontiac compared to Michigan state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Pontiac:
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WDEO (990 AM; 9 kW; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: WORD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WUFL (1030 AM; daytime; 5 kW; STERLING HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WXDX (1310 AM; 5 kW; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTKA (1050 AM; 10 kW; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLSP (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LAPEER, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF FLINT INC.)
  • WTRX (1330 AM; 5 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pontiac:
  • WRIF (101.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WKRK-FM (97.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYCD (99.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WMGC-FM (105.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCSX (94.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBFH (88.1 FM; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; Owner: BLOOMFIELD HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • WXOU (88.3 FM; AUBURN HILLS, MI; Owner: OAKLAND UNIVERSITY)
  • WDTJ (105.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDRQ (93.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WAHS (89.5 FM; AUBURN HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: AVONDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • WDVD (96.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKQI (95.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNIC (100.3 FM; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMUZ (103.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WMXD (92.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTW (106.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJLB (97.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WVMV (98.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDTR-FM (90.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF DETROIT)
  • WFUM-FM (91.1 FM; FLINT, MI; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF MICHIGAN)

TV broadcast stations around Pontiac:
  • WXYZ-TV (Channel 7; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CHANNEL 7 OF DETROIT, INC.)
  • WKBD (Channel 50; DETROIT, MI; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF DETROIT INC.)
  • WJBK (Channel 2; DETROIT, MI; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDIV-TV (Channel 4; DETROIT, MI; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WWJ-TV (Channel 62; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WDWB (Channel 20; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WXON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTVS (Channel 56; DETROIT, MI; Owner: DETROIT EDUC. TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXD-CA (Channel 5; DETROIT, MI; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WFUM (Channel 28; FLINT, MI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WEYI-TV (Channel 25; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: WEYI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WADL (Channel 38; MOUNT CLEMENS, MI; Owner: ADELL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W33BY (Channel 68; DETROIT, MI; Owner: HIGHLAND PARK BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WLPC-LP (Channel 26; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GLENN R. AND KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • WDWO-CA (Channel 18; DETROIT, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)

 

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