Pontiac, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 11,809 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.5%
 
Males: 6,451  (54.6%)
Females: 5,358  (45.4%)
Median resident age:

39.3 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61764.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,261 (it was $37,593 in 2000)
Pontiac:

$48,261
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,519 (it was $16,863 in 2000)

Pontiac city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $108,246 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Pontiac:

$108,246
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $125,980; detached houses: $126,559; townhouses or other attached units: $157,824; in 2-unit structures: $247,462; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $114,573; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $95,022; mobile homes: $68,695

Median gross rent in 2017: $680.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pontiac: 76.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.8%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.2% for Black residents, 26.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.1% for other race residents, 62.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Pontiac, IL (2010)
    • 9,75081.7%White alone
    • 1,1739.8%Black alone
    • 7496.3%Hispanic
    • 1391.2%Two or more races
    • 760.6%Asian alone
    • 290.2%American Indian alone
    • 150.1%Other race alone

Races in Pontiac detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Pontiac, Illinois as of February 17, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pontiac is 226 to 1.


Crime rates in Pontiac by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(33.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(43.8)
4
(34.9)
5
(44.0)
4
(35.3)
5
(44.4)
6
(54.2)
5
(41.8)
5
(42.4)
8
(68.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(52.6)
1
(8.7)
2
(17.6)
1
(8.8)
3
(26.6)
45
(406.3)
40
(334.3)
8
(67.8)
3
(25.8)
3
(25.5)
10
(84.7)
4
(33.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
36
(315.6)
30
(261.8)
23
(202.6)
30
(264.8)
18
(159.9)
2
(18.1)
4
(33.4)
34
(288.1)
33
(283.6)
23
(195.4)
30
(254.0)
36
(305.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
59
(517.2)
45
(392.8)
68
(599.0)
50
(441.3)
45
(399.7)
57
(514.6)
60
(501.4)
51
(432.1)
43
(369.6)
37
(314.3)
33
(279.4)
21
(178.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
311
(2,726)
243
(2,121)
268
(2,361)
260
(2,295)
261
(2,318)
300
(2,709)
328
(2,741)
298
(2,525)
277
(2,381)
181
(1,538)
139
(1,177)
149
(1,263)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(78.9)
9
(78.6)
8
(70.5)
7
(61.8)
1
(8.9)
4
(36.1)
3
(25.1)
8
(67.8)
7
(60.2)
4
(34.0)
5
(42.3)
2
(17.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(17.5)
1
(8.7)
5
(44.0)
1
(8.8)
2
(17.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(25.1)
2
(16.9)
4
(34.4)
2
(17.0)
1
(8.5)
1
(8.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)265.5201.5223.0211.5196.9316.1287.1316.3245.4133.0146.2135.6

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City-data.com crime index in Pontiac, IL

Crime rate in Pontiac detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 18 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (23.7%), American (11.8%), Irish (10.2%), English (7.3%), Italian (3.4%), Eastern European (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/12/1872

Land area: 5.24 square miles.

Population density: 2,252 people per square mile   (low).

Pontiac, Illinois map

214 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,664 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,355 (2.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bloomington, IL (33.4 miles , pop. 64,808).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (82.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Cornell, IL (3.0 miles ),
Odell, IL (3.2 miles ),
Chenoa, IL (3.3 miles ),
Fairbury, IL (3.3 miles ),
Saunemin, IL (3.4 miles ),
Flanagan, IL (3.5 miles ),
Forrest, IL (3.8 miles ),
Emington, IL (3.9 miles)

Latitude: 40.88 N, Longitude: 88.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,118 (+17.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,703 (63.5%)

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Pontiac, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pontiac, IL in 2017
Pontiac satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $176,900
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $238,400
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $261,200
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $294,500
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $196,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Pontiac, IL residents
Average permit cost in Pontiac, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.6%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Pontiac, IL
Historical housing units in Pontiac, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +237 (+2.0%).
Most common industries in Pontiac, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Public administration (10.9%)
  • Printing & related support activities (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Machinery (4.8%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (12.2%)
  • Printing & related support activities (9.4%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Machinery (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.0%)
  • Public administration (9.4%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Printing & related support activities (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
Most common occupations in Pontiac, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Printing workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Child care workers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)

Average climate in Pontiac, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Pontiac-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/13/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.1 miles away from the Pontiac city center injured 3 people.

On 4/7/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pontiac-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 172.5 miles away from Pontiac center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 147.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 205.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.5 miles away from Pontiac center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 171.4 miles away from Pontiac center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 160.8 miles away from Pontiac center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Livingston County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pontiac topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Pontiac:

  • FRANCISCAN HOSPICE OF CENTRAL (608 NORTH LADD STREET)
  • SAINT JAMES HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 2500 WEST REYNOLDS STREET)
  • ASTA CARE CENTER OF PONTIAC (300 WEST LOWELL)
  • EVENGLOW LODGE (215 EAST WASHINGTON)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN - PONTIAC (15335 US HIGHWAY 66)
  • FMC - PONTIAC (804 W. MADISON ST.)

Airports and heliports located in Pontiac:

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Amtrak station:

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

College/University in Pontiac:

  • Unity Cosmetology College (Full-time enrollment: 45; Location: 24 Vermillion Plaza; Private, for-profit; Website: www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/schools/unity-pontiac/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pontiac:

  • Heartland Community College (about 32 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,958)
  • Illinois State University (about 32 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 33 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 39 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,747)
  • Kankakee Community College (about 44 miles; Kankakee, IL; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 44 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)
  • Illinois Central College (about 49 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)

Public high school in Pontiac:

Public elementary/middle schools in Pontiac:

  • PONTIAC JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 423, Location: 600 N MORROW ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 280, Location: 400 N MORROW ST, Grades: KG-5)
  • CENTRAL ELEM SCHOOL (Location: 117 W LIVINGSTON ST, Grades: PK-2)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 514 S MAIN ST, Grades: 2-3)

Private elementary/middle school in Pontiac:

  • ST MARYS SCHOOL (Students: 179, Location: 414 N MAIN ST, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Pontiac

Library in Pontiac:

  • PONTIAC PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $430,051; Location: 211 EAST MADISON STREET; 60,269 books; 2,926 audio materials; 2,577 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 124 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Pontiac: Pontiac Correctional Center (A), Pontiac-Oakland Museum and Research Center (B), Pontiac Rural Fire Protection District (C), Pontiac Fire Department (D), State Correctional Center (E), Pontiac City Hall (F), Duffy Ambulance Service (G), Pontiac Public Library (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pontiac include: Central Christian Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Church of the Nazarene (C), First Christian Church (D), First Lutheran Church (E), First United Methodist Church (F), First United Presbyterian Church (G), Grace Episcopal Church (H), Pontiac Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Pontiac Southside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Smith Branch (A), Rooks Creek (B), Turtle Creek (C), North Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Pontiac include: Lions Park (1), Jaycee Park (2), Humiston Park (3), Fell Park (4), Dargan Park (5), Chautauqua Park (6), Camp-Humiston Pool (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Pontiac (1823 West Reynolds Street).

Court: Livingston County - Court Services Probation- Probation Court Services (119 North Mill Street).

Birthplace of: Albert L. Marsh - Metallurgist, Chris Tickle - Kickboxer, Dan Rutherford - Politician, Patricia Tallman - Film actor, Harry Bay - Baseball player, Moira Harris - Film actor, Natashia Williams - Actor.

Livingston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pontiac and their reported violations in the past:

WOLF CREEK GOLF COURSE (Address: 21062N 1850 E , Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2009), St Unresolved (NOV-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-03-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.1%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Pontiac in 2010:

  • 1,665 people in state prisons
  • 155 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 23 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Pontiac in 2000:

  • 1,603 people in state prisons
  • 238 people in nursing homes
  • 58 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 50 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Pontiac (2011 data):

  • First Financial Bank, National Association: North Mill Branch, West Facility, West Madison Street Branch. Info updated 2012/01/04: Bank assets: $2,852.7 mil, Deposits: $2,227.7 mil, headquarters in Terre Haute, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Corporation
  • Bank of Pontiac: Bank Of Pontiac West at 1703 West Reynolds Street, branch established on 1996/04/08; Bank Of Pontiac at 300 West Washington Street, branch established on 1947/09/06. Info updated 2010/08/04: Bank assets: $390.3 mil, Deposits: $329.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Pontiac Bancorp, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Pontiac Walmart Branch at 1706 West Reynolds Road, branch established on 2007/02/05. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • State Bank of Graymont: Pontiac Branch at 1100 West Howard Street, branch established on 1999/02/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $179.9 mil, Deposits: $162.0 mil, headquarters in Graymont, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Graymont Bancorp, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Pontiac Branch at 110 West Water Street, branch established on 1885/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • State Bank of Saunemin: Pontiac Branch at 901 East Howard Street, branch established on 1996/03/18. Info updated 2010/06/15: Bank assets: $30.8 mil, Deposits: $27.8 mil, headquarters in Saunemin, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Pontiac:

Marital status in Pontiac, IL
  • Never married: 37.0%
  • Now married: 38.4%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

For population 25 years and over in Pontiac:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pontiac
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Religion statistics for Pontiac, IL (based on Livingston County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,73335
Evangelical Protestant4,72427
Catholic4,56410
Other2492
None19,680-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Livingston County:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Livingston County:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Livingston County:

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Livingston County:

10.8%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.7%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.0%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Pontiac:

28.6
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Pontiac:

21.2%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Pontiac:

10.6%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pontiac:

31.8%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Pontiac:

54.7%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Pontiac:

78.5%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pontiac, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 23$112,960$58,9360$0
Firefighters 13$61,499$56,76814$6,877
Local Libraries 12$31,073$31,07317$11,995
Streets and Highways 11$46,009$50,1923$1,033
Sewerage 8$37,726$56,5891$511
Parks and Recreation 6$19,091$38,18214$5,624
Other Government Administration 4$21,096$63,2884$2,459
Police - Other 2$7,045$42,2703$1,995
Other and Unallocable 2$9,725$58,35010$6,709
Financial Administration 2$7,229$43,3741$1,029
Fire - Other 1$3,654$43,8481$1,100
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$4,666
Transit 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 1$2,416
Totals for Government 84$357,107$51,01570$46,414

Pontiac government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,087,000 ($92.05)
    Regular Highways: $520,000 ($44.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $160,000 ($13.55)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,686,000 ($227.45)
    Police Protection: $2,053,000 ($173.85)
    Regular Highways: $1,472,000 ($124.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,132,000 ($95.86)
    General - Other: $995,000 ($84.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $702,000 ($59.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $672,000 ($56.91)
    Libraries: $441,000 ($37.34)
    Financial Administration: $366,000 ($30.99)
    Central Staff Services: $365,000 ($30.91)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $156,000 ($13.21)
    Air Transportation: $126,000 ($10.67)
    Public Welfare - Other: $32,000 ($2.71)
  • Employee Retirement - Other Investments - Other: $5,217,000 ($441.78)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $3,063,000 ($259.38)
    Benefit Payments: $699,000 ($59.19)
    Withdrawals: $80,000 ($6.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $97,000 ($8.21)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $300,000 ($25.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,400,000 ($372.60)

Pontiac government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,038,000 ($172.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $720,000 ($60.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $441,000 ($37.34)
    Other: $409,000 ($34.63)
    Air Transportation: $24,000 ($2.03)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $745,000 ($63.09)
    Local Employee Contribution: $185,000 ($15.67)
    From Other Governments: $124,000 ($10.50)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $693,000 ($58.68)
    Fines and Forfeits: $89,000 ($7.54)
    Interest Earnings: $32,000 ($2.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,528,000 ($298.76)
    Other: $366,000 ($30.99)
    Highways: $348,000 ($29.47)
  • Tax - Property: $3,692,000 ($312.64)
    Other License: $62,000 ($5.25)

Pontiac government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,905,000 ($584.72)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,995,000 ($338.30)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,088,000 ($261.50)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $178,000 ($15.07)

Pontiac government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,037,000 ($172.50)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $3,233,000 ($273.77)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,344,000 ($283.17)

4.31% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,181 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from McLean County, IL  0.76% ($29,771 average AGI)
from La Salle County, IL  0.63% ($37,143)
from Grundy County, IL  0.33% ($43,854)


5.32% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to McLean County, IL  1.07% ($38,303 average AGI)
to La Salle County, IL  0.70% ($31,608)
to Will County, IL  0.28% ($43,175)
Businesses in Pontiac, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Long John Silver's1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Comfort Inn1Subway2
Curves1Super 81
Dairy Queen1T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS1
Kmart1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Pontiac:

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

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)
  • WJEZ (98.9 FM; DWIGHT, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WTRX-FM (93.7 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WDQZ (99.5 FM; LEXINGTON, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING, LLC)
  • WJDK-FM (95.7 FM; SENECA, IL; Owner: GRUNDY COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • WSTQ (97.7 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Pontiac fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 84Number of bridges
  • 774ft / 236mTotal length
  • $1,258,000Total costs
  • 320,900Total average daily traffic
  • 66,912Total average daily truck traffic
  • 193,883Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pontiac, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 61920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 251970-1979
  • 101980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pontiac, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pontiac)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 85 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Pontiac, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 99 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pontiac)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Pontiac)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 86
  • Hazardous Condition: 46
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 4
Fire incident types in Pontiac, IL

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pontiac, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pontiac, Illinois:

  • Super 8 Motel Pontiac, RR 1, Pontiac, Illinois 61764 , Phone: (815) 844-6888
  • Holiday Inn Express Pontiac, 1823 W Reynolds St, Pontiac, Illinois 61764 , Phone: (815) 844-4444
  • Hampton Inn-Pontiac, 2000 Grand Prix Dr, Pontiac, Illinois 61764 , Phone: (815) 844-4400, Fax: (815) 844-4404
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pontiac, Illinois
Most common first names in Pontiac, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15876.4 years
Mary14577.2 years
William12176.8 years
Robert9668.9 years
James7376.1 years
Helen7280.9 years
Charles7177.6 years
Dorothy6480.4 years
Margaret6184.6 years
George6176.7 years
Most common last names in Pontiac, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6479.6 years
Smith4279.9 years
Brown3880.6 years
Jones3072.2 years
Miller2974.2 years
Thompson2880.2 years
Davis2578.2 years
Wilson2576.9 years
Durham2478.5 years
Weber2473.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pontiac, IL
  • 96.0%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Electricity
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pontiac, IL
  • 65.4%Utility gas
  • 32.5%Electricity
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Pontiac compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 15 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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