Pontiac, IL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
35,771
0.365% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.9
0.721% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.2%
14.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$68,175
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$128,100
11.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pontiac, IL had a population of 35.8k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $68,175. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pontiac, IL declined from 35,902 to 35,771, a −0.365% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,419 to $68,175, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pontiac, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.55%), White (Hispanic) (2.51%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.9%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.38%).

None of the households in Pontiac, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Pontiac, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Unity Cosmetology College (459365) (14 degrees awarded in 2018).

In 2022, the median property value in Pontiac, IL was $128,100, and the homeownership rate was 72.3%.

Most people in Pontiac, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Pontiac, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pontiac, IL is home to a population of 35.8k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.72% of Pontiac, IL residents were born outside of the country (614 people).

In 2022, there were 25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.8k people) in Pontiac, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 899 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Pontiac, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pontiac, IL was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pontiac, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.8k ± 66
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.27k ± 173
  3. White (Hispanic)
    899 ± 149
5.11%
Hispanic Population
1.83k people

In 2022, there were 25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.8k people) in Pontiac, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 899 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.11% of the people in Pontiac, IL are hispanic (1.83k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pontiac, IL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.72%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
614 people
1.86%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
668 people

As of 2022, 1.72% of Pontiac, IL residents (614 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pontiac, IL was 1.86%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    814 ± 122
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    411 ± 122
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    307 ± 111

Pontiac, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pontiac, IL employs 16.7k people. The largest industries in Pontiac, IL are Manufacturing (2,711 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,576 people), and Retail Trade (1,841 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($112,872), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($69,191), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,500).

Occupations

16.7k
2022 Value
± 779
3.37%
1 Year growth
± 6.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pontiac, IL grew at a rate of 3.37%, from 16.2k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pontiac, IL, are Production Occupations (1,840 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,744 people), and Management Occupations (1,496 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pontiac, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.7k
2022 Value
± 779
3.37%
1 Year growth
± 6.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pontiac, IL grew at a rate of 3.37%, from 16.2k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pontiac, IL, are Manufacturing (2,711 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,576 people), and Retail Trade (1,841 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pontiac, IL, though some of these residents may live in Pontiac, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,394
Median earning men ± $3,019
$34,308
Median earning women ± $2,291

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($70,121), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,424), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($51,667), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,383), and Wholesale Trade ($46,406).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 265
    Manufacturing
  2. 225
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 218
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2018, universities in Pontiac, IL awarded 14 degrees. The student population of Pontiac, IL in 2017 is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 24 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pontiac, IL are White (13 and 92.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1 and 7.14%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Pontiac, IL by number of degrees awarded are Unity Cosmetology College (459365) (14 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pontiac, IL was $128,100 in 2022, which is 0.454 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $114,900 to $128,100, a 11.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Pontiac, IL is 72.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pontiac, IL have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pontiac, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pontiac, IL is $68,175. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Pontiac, IL was DuPage County, IL with a value of $107,035, followed by Kendall County, IL and Lake County, IL, with respective values of $106,358 and $104,553.

Property

$128,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,594
$10,602
Median Property Taxes
±$573

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pontiac, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Pontiac, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.3%
Homeownership
2022
60.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.3% of the housing units in Pontiac, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pontiac, IL was DuPage County, IL with a value of $107,035, followed by Kendall County, IL and Lake County, IL, with respective values of $106,358 and $104,553.

The following map shows all of the counties in Pontiac, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$68,175
Median Household Income
± $3,105
14.7k
Number of Households
± 748

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.7k households in Pontiac, IL grew to $68,175 from the previous year's value of $61,419.

The following chart displays the households in Pontiac, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pontiac, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.6%)
  2. Carpooled (7.86%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.36%)

In 2022, 80.6% of workers in Pontiac, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.86%) and those who worked at home (6.36%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pontiac, IL have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.5% of the workforce in Pontiac, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pontiac, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pontiac, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pontiac, IL (3.45k out of 33.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pontiac, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.4% of the population of Pontiac, IL has health coverage, with 49% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Illinois see 1231 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.806% decrease from the previous year (1241 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1221 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 372 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,231 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Illinois

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,231 patients per year. This represents a 0.806% decrease from the previous year (1,241 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Illinois in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 17.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.61%
Uninsured
49%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
14.8%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
1.23%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pontiac, IL declined by 5.36% from 4.87% to 4.61%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pontiac, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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