Pontiac, IL Population

By | January 13, 2021

Population: 11,864. Estimated population in 2021: 11,457 (-3.4% change)
Males: 6,484 (54.7%), Females: 5,380 (45.3%)

Zip code: 61764

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

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%).

Land area: 5.2 square miles

Map of Pontiac, IL

Population

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%).

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pontiac:

  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 34 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; Abbreviation: BMI)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD (about 64 miles; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Abbreviation: CMI)
  • DECATUR (about 74 miles; DECATUR, IL; Abbreviation: DEC)

Other public-use airports nearest to Pontiac:

  • PONTIAC MUNICIPAL (about 3 miles; PONTIAC, IL; Abbreviation: PNT)
  • DWIGHT (about 22 miles; DWIGHT, IL; Abbreviation: DTG)
  • SKYDIVE CHICAGO (about 37 miles; OTTAWA, IL; Abbreviation: 8N2)
Amtrak station:
PONTIAC (721 W. WASHINGTON ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 2,390)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,785)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; OGLESBY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 54 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,075)
  • OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; BOURBONNAIS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,207)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (about 58 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time 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)

Libraries

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)

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