Pontiac, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 11,688 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.5%
 
Males: 6,655  (56.9%)
Females: 5,033  (43.1%)
Median resident age:  38.7 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61764.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,982 (it was $37,593 in 2000)
Pontiac:

$44,982
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,530 (it was $16,863 in 2000)

Pontiac city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $87,535 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Pontiac:

$87,535
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $98,064; Detached houses: $103,621; Townhouses or other attached units: $136,504; In 2-unit structures: $120,951; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $93,593; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $99,916; Mobile homes: $18,008

Median gross rent in 2012: $585.

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  • White alone - 9,750 (81.7%)
  • Black alone - 1,173 (9.8%)
  • Hispanic - 749 (6.3%)
  • Two or more races - 139 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 76 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 29 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 15 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pontiac: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.5%), Irish (13.9%), United States (9.9%), English (6.0%), French (2.9%), Dutch (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/12/1872

Land area: 5.24 square miles.

Population density: 2,229 people per square mile   (low).

Pontiac,IL real estate house value index trend

Pontiac, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Pontiac:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pontiac city:

  • Never married: 35.3%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

268 residents are foreign born (0.7% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This city:  2.2%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Pontiac, Illinois as of March 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Pontiac to the number of sex offenders is 358 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,410 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,707 (1.8%)

Pontiac satellite photo by USGS

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) .

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.88 N, Longitude: 88.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,014 (+16.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,371 (71.3%)

Area code: 815

Pontiac household income distribution Pontiac home values distribution

Crime rates in Pontiac by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 001100000000
per 100,000 0.00.08.48.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 97121285454565
per 100,000 75.959.0101.1101.469.843.834.944.035.344.454.241.8
Robberies 41222612134540
per 100,000 33.78.416.916.917.452.68.717.68.826.6406.3334.3
Assaults 2544181837363023301824
per 100,000 210.7370.9151.7152.1322.8315.6261.8202.6264.8159.918.133.4
Burglaries 534857574859456850455760
per 100,000 446.7404.6480.4481.7418.7517.2392.8599.0441.3399.7514.6501.4
Thefts 397396324324289311243268260261300328
per 100,000 3346.33337.82731.02738.32521.22726.42121.02360.62295.02318.42708.62740.9
Auto thefts 14161111189987143
per 100,000 118.0134.992.793.0157.078.978.670.561.88.936.125.1
Arson 413302151203
per 100,000 33.78.425.325.40.017.58.744.08.817.80.025.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 285.8294.8281.8282.6266.8264.0200.3221.7210.2195.8314.2285.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Pontiac detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 20 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +237 (+2.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Pontiac: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Pontiac, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Pontiac 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 the city 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 the city 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pontiac topographic map

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.

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)
  • FMC - PONTIAC (804 W. MADISON ST.)
  • ASTA CARE CENTER OF PONTIAC (300 WEST LOWELL)
  • EVENGLOW LODGE (215 EAST WASHINGTON)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN - PONTIAC (15335 US HIGHWAY 66)

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 schools in Pontiac:

Public elementary/middle schools in Pontiac:

Private elementary/middle schools in Pontiac:

  • ST MARYS SCHOOL (Students: 235; Location: 414 N MAIN ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • PONTIAC CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 98; Location: 18034 N 2100 EAST RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Pontiac, map of school districts: PONTIAC COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT 429, PONTIAC TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 90

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)

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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).

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.4%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.0% for Black residents, 46.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.5% for other race residents, 26.9% for two or more races residents)
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

Pontiac, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Pontiac compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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) (Amended And
  • 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pontiac, Illinois:

  • Super 8 Motel Pontiac, 601 S Deerfield Rd, Pontiac, IL 61764 , Phone: (815) 844-6888
  • Comfort Inn Pontiac, 1821 W Reynolds St, Pontiac, IL 61764 , Phone: (815) 842-2777, Fax: (815) 842-4040
  • Fiesta Motel, 951 W Reynolds St, Pontiac, IL 61764 , Phone: (815) 844-7103
  • Super 8 Motel Pontiac, RR 1, Pontiac, IL 61764 , Phone: (815) 844-6888
  • Down Towner Motel, 100 N Main St, Pontiac, IL 61764 , Phone: (815) 844-5102
  • Holiday Inn Express Pontiac, 1823 W Reynolds St, Pontiac, IL 61764 , Phone: (815) 844-4444
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pontiac, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Pontiac travel time to work - commute Pontiac mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pontiac city (based on Livingston County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.09%
Here: 61.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of America
Adherents29.0%20.7%18.2%6.5%5.8%
Congregations13.3%14.7%21.3%8.0%2.7%
NameLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents3.9%2.8%2.1%1.6%9.5%
Congregations2.7%2.7%4.0%4.0%26.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
Livingston County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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
Here:

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Livingston County:

27.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.8%
State:

14.5%
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
Financial Administration 2$7,229$43,3741$1,029
Other Government Administration 4$21,096$63,2884$2,459
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$4,666
Police Protection - Officers 23$112,960$58,9360$0
Police - Other 2$7,045$42,2703$1,995
Firefighters 13$61,499$56,76814$6,877
Fire - Other 1$3,654$43,8481$1,100
Streets and Highways 11$46,009$50,1923$1,033
Airports 0$0 1$2,416
Sewerage 8$37,726$56,5891$511
Parks and Recreation 6$19,091$38,18214$5,624
Local Libraries 12$31,073$31,07317$11,995
Other and Unallocable 2$9,725$58,35010$6,709
Totals for Government 84$357,107$51,01570$46,414

Pontiac government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $908,000 ($77.69)
    Central Staff Services: $134,000 ($11.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $97,000 ($8.30)
    Sewerage: $68,000 ($5.82)
    General: $14,000 ($1.20)
    Air Transportation: $14,000 ($1.20)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,456,000 ($124.57)
    Sewerage: $847,000 ($72.47)
    Regular Highways: $705,000 ($60.32)
    Financial Administration: $681,000 ($58.26)
    General - Other: $650,000 ($55.61)
    Fire Protection: $600,000 ($51.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $593,000 ($50.74)
    Libraries: $319,000 ($27.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $302,000 ($25.84)
    Welfare - Other: $24,000 ($2.05)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $1,103,000 ($94.37)
    Benefit Payments: $106,000 ($9.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $177,000 ($15.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $102,000 ($8.73)
    Sewerage: $77,000 ($6.59)
    Police Protection: $39,000 ($3.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $37,000 ($3.17)
    Regular Highways: $29,000 ($2.48)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($0.43)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,975,000 ($254.53)

Pontiac government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,056,000 ($90.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $325,000 ($27.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $228,000 ($19.51)
    All Other: $74,000 ($6.33)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $134,000 ($11.46)
    From Local Government: $74,000 ($6.33)
    Local Employee Contribution: $31,000 ($2.65)
    From Other Government: $5,000 ($0.43)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $110,000 ($9.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $450,000 ($38.50)
    Interest Earnings: $191,000 ($16.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,963,000 ($253.51)
    All Other: $415,000 ($35.51)
    Highways: $326,000 ($27.89)
  • Tax - Property: $2,715,000 ($232.29)
    NEC: $42,000 ($3.59)

Pontiac government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,678,000 ($314.68)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,173,000 ($271.48)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $505,000 ($43.21)

Pontiac government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,252,000 ($107.12)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $404,000 ($34.57)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,990,000 ($341.38)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $41,000 ($3.51)

4.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,906 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from McLean County, IL  0.79% ($27,684 average AGI)
from Grundy County, IL  0.42% ($34,419)
from La Salle County, IL  0.40% ($30,119)


5.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,845 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McLean County, IL  0.93% ($35,855 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.33% ($36,061)
to Grundy County, IL  0.31% ($36,957)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Pontiac fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 93 meters (305ft)
Total costs: $942,000
Total average daily traffic: 104,050
Total average daily truck traffic: 11,394

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 4
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: 70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Pontiac, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 27 (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: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pontiac)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Pontiac)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 86
  • Hazardous Condition: 46
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Pontiac

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

Pontiac on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and related products (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Joy Parr Drach (2)
  • Joseph D. Larkins (1)
  • Thomas Walker (1)
  • Gene Ray Slinkard (1)
  • Heather Mcconnell Smith (1)
  • Kyle E. Enzinger (1)
  • Martin C. Walsberg (1)
  • Scott Petersen (1)
  • Satyasai C. Avasarala (1)

Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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