Pontiac, Michigan

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Population in 2013: 59,887 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.7%
 
Males: 29,227  (48.8%)
Females: 30,660  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  33.4 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 48302, 48340, 48341, 48342.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,818 (it was $31,207 in 2000)
Pontiac:

$27,818
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,923 (it was $15,842 in 2000)

Pontiac city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $66,269 (it was $73,400 in 2000)
Pontiac:

$66,269
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $110,717; Detached houses: $111,919; Townhouses or other attached units: $118,090; In 2-unit structures: $94,379; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $136,371; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $58,498; Mobile homes: $76,669

Median gross rent in 2012: $728.

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  • Black alone - 31,009 (51.0%)
  • White alone - 15,748 (25.9%)
  • Hispanic - 10,607 (17.5%)
  • Two or more races - 3,154 (5.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1,558 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 69 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 25 (0.04%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pontiac: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (5.4%), Irish (4.6%), United States (3.8%), English (3.2%), Subsaharan African (1.8%), Polish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 943 feet

Land area: 20.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,996 people per square mile   (average).

Pontiac,MI real estate house value index trend

Pontiac, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Pontiac:

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 15.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pontiac city:

  • Never married: 44.4%
  • Now married: 32.4%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

4,315 residents are foreign born (2.3% Asia).

This city:  7.1%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 70 registered sex offenders living in Pontiac, Michigan as of June 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Pontiac to the number of sex offenders is 860 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,516 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,032 (1.9%)

Pontiac satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (20.4 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (231.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Auburn Hills, MI (1.7 miles ), Sylvan Lake, MI (1.7 miles ), Lake Angelus, MI (1.9 miles ), Keego Harbor, MI (1.9 miles ), Waterford, MI (2.1 miles ), Bloomfield Township, MI (2.2 miles ), Bloomfield Hills, MI (2.4 miles ), Orchard Lake Village, MI (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 109 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2007: 74 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2008: 44 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2009: 38 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2010: 37 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2011: 26 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 2012: 25 buildings, average cost: $82,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.65 N, Longitude: 83.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,464 (+17.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,849 (26.6%)

Area codes: 248, 810

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
Murders 64582981921109
per 100,000 8.76.07.512.13.013.311.928.331.615.213.7
Rapes 6690797392828644735767
per 100,000 96.1135.0117.8110.1136.6121.2128.065.6110.086.5102.3
Robberies 220187193156257253276339315343239
per 100,000 320.4280.4287.7235.2381.5374.1410.9505.5474.6520.3364.8
Assaults 968846817675749911851857844802798
per 100,000 1409.71268.61217.91017.61111.81346.91267.11278.01271.71216.61218.0
Burglaries 9381,0899897968481,1171,5661,2871,0341,0261,074
per 100,000 1366.11633.01474.21200.01258.71651.52331.61919.21558.01556.31639.3
Thefts 1,8371,7601,4641,1511,5461,1941,2941,215998959765
per 100,000 2675.32639.22182.31735.22294.81765.31926.71811.81503.81454.71167.6
Auto thefts 599546457409469488565614507327216
per 100,000 872.4818.8681.2616.6696.2721.5841.2915.6763.9496.0329.7
Arson 7033423436397332392731
per 100,000 101.949.562.651.353.457.7108.747.758.841.047.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 308.9) 705.2703.7647.6557.7651.0709.3767.4754.1736.9668.2615.6

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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 2010, including police officers: 97 (76 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
Michigan average:

1.88
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

20.6%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -4,981 (-7.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Pontiac, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Pontiac-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.9 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 F4 tornado 12.4 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pontiac-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 168.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 131.1 miles away from Pontiac center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 156.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 136.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 309.1 miles away from Pontiac center
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) earthquake occurred 377.3 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 Oakland County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pontiac topographic map

Birthplace of: Jack Kevorkian - Pathologist, Gary Peters (Michigan politician) - Politician, Kirk Gibson - Professional baseball player, Elvin Jones - musician, Pinklon Thomas - Boxer, Chad "Corntassel" Smith - Lawyer, Micki King - Diver, Tony Lucca - Musician, David Holston - Professional basketball player, Virgil Bernero - Politician.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Pontiac: Donald R. Moyer, George C. Shaw, Harold A. Furlong.

Hospitals in Pontiac:

  • CLINTON VALLEY CENTER (provides emergency services, 140 ELIZABETH LAKE RD)
  • DOCTORS' HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN (Physician, 461 W HURON ST)
  • MCLAREN OAKLAND (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 50 NORTH PERRY)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-PONTIAC (44405 WOODWARD AVENUE, 8TH FLOOR)
  • ST JOSEPH MERCY OAKLAND (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 44405 WOODWARD AVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Pontiac:

  • GREENFIELD HS - PONTIAC (44200 WOODWARD AVE STE 109)
  • NORTH OAKLAND KIDNEY CENTER OF DAVITA (450 NORTH TELEGRAPH)

Home Health Centers in Pontiac:

  • ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL HOME HEALTH CARE (35 S JOHNSON)
  • LEGEND HOME CARE, INC (161 STATE ST, SUITE D)

Nursing Homes in Pontiac:

  • GROVECREST CONV CENTER (121 PRALL ST)
  • OAKLAND GERIATRIC VILLAGE (1255 W SILVER BELL RD)
  • ORCHARD HILLS-A MERCY LIVING CENTER AF (532 ORCHARD LAKE RD)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Pontiac:

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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.

College/University in Pontiac:

  • Dorsey Business Schools-Waterford Pontiac (Full-time enrollment: 267; Location: 440 N Telegraph Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.dorsey.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pontiac:

  • Baker College of Auburn Hills (about 3 miles; Auburn Hills, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,284)
  • Oakland University (about 5 miles; Rochester Hills, MI; FT enrollment: 16,449)
  • Oakland Community College (about 8 miles; Bloomfield Hills, MI; FT enrollment: 18,956)
  • Lawrence Technological University (about 13 miles; Southfield, MI; FT enrollment: 2,430)
  • Schoolcraft College (about 18 miles; Livonia, MI; FT enrollment: 10,867)
  • University of Detroit Mercy (about 18 miles; Detroit, MI; FT enrollment: 3,406)
  • Macomb Community College (about 19 miles; Warren, MI; FT enrollment: 15,669)

Public high schools in Pontiac:

Private high schools in Pontiac:

  • NOTRE DAME PREPARATORY SCHOOL & MARIST ACADEMY (Students: 987; Location: 1300 GIDDINGS RD; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • BALDWIN ROAD CHURCH ACADEMY (Students: 23; Location: 1750 BALDWIN AVE; Grades: 1 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Pontiac:

Private elementary/middle schools in Pontiac:

  • TRINITY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER AND ACADEMY (Students: 58; Location: 113 WESSON ST; Grades: PK - 4)
  • KINDERCARE (Students: 27; Location: 3000 CENTERPOINT PKWY; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Pontiac, map of school districts: PONTIAC CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Libraries in Pontiac:

  • PONTIAC PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,291,563; Location: 60 EAST PIKE STREET; 104,546 books; 6,750 audio materials; 797 video materials; 1 other licensed databases; 50 print serial subscriptions)
  • OAKLAND COUNTY RESEARCH LIBRARY (Operating income: $533,149; Location: 1200 NORTH TELEGRAPH ROAD; 60,133 books; 33 audio materials; 279 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 79 other licensed databases; 92 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Pontiac: Pontiac Greyhound Station (A), Pontiac Amtrak Station (B), Pontiac Municipal Golf Course (C), Oliver Playground (D), Montcalm Playground (E), Pontiac City Hall (F), Star Emergency Medical Services (G), Saint Joseph Mercy Medical Office Building (H), Haynes Jones Community Center (I), Oakland County Administrative Offices (J), Oakland County Courthouse (K), Oakland County Health Department (L), Oakland County Research Library (M), Pontiac Chamber of Commerce (N), Pontiac Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (O), Pontiac Silverdome (P), Mercy Place-Neighborhood Clinic (Q), Pontiac Fire Department Station 5 (R), Pontiac Fire Department Station 4 (S), Pontiac Fire Department Station 6 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Pontiac Plaza Shopping Center (1), Phoenix Center Plaza Shopping Center (2), Oakland Pointe Shopping Center (3), Bloomfield Complex Shopping Center (4), Atlas Foodland Plaza Shopping Center (5), Tel-Huron Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pontiac include: Hillcrest Church (A), James Church (B), Mount Hope Church (C), Newman African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Calvary Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Perry Mount Park (1), Mount Hope Cemetery (2), Oak Hill Cemetery (3), Oakland Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Osmun Lake (A), Harris Lake (B), Galloway Lake (C), Crystal Lake (D), Spring Lake (E), Terry Lake (F), Dawsons Millpond (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Pontiac Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Pontiac include: South Kiwanis Park (1), Terry Lake Park (2), Beaudette Park (3), Clinton Valley Center Historical Marker (4), Elizabeth Denison Forth Historical Marker (5), First Baptist Church Historical Marker (6), First Methodist Episcopal Church Historical Marker (7), First Presbyterian Church Historical Marker (8), Franklin Boulevard Historic District Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fear Finder (Amusement & Theme Parks; 18 South Perry Street), Cutting Edge Darts (Amusement & Theme Parks; 337 West Newport Avenue), Atlantis Trav El & Tours (Tours & Charters; 500 Central).

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott - Pontiac (3555 Centerpoint Parkway).

Court: Pontiac City - 50th District Court (70 North Saginaw Street).

Oakland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 92.2. This is worse than average.

City:

92.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.427. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.427
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 2.68. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.68
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 25.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.96. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.96
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 0.00845. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00845
U.S.:

0.01468

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

MCLAREN MEDICAL CENTER-ORTONVILLE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
HARTLAND WOODS SQUARE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pontiac that have no violations reported:

  • HARTLAND TOWN & COUNTRY PROFESSIONAL CENTER (Population served: 48, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 31.6%
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.1%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

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:

  • 1,467 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 523 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 244 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 179 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 102 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in college/university student housing
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Pontiac in 2000:

  • 328 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 283 people in nursing homes
  • 181 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 119 people in halfway houses
  • 117 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 110 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 79 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 68 people in other group homes
  • 52 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 40 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 31 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 17 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 16 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

Pontiac, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Pontiac compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Pontiac (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Woodward/East Blvd Branch at 44330 Woodward Avenue, branch established on 1961/11/01; Perry Street Branch at 584 North Perry Street, branch established on 1946/11/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Pontiac Downtown Branch at 28 N Saginaw St, branch established on 2002/06/21; Baldwin Branch at 1261 Baldwin Avenue, branch established on 1957/03/13. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Flagstar Bank, FSB: Pontiac Banking Center Branch at 1648 N Perry Rd, branch established on 2002/02/21; Pontiac Branch at 983 Orchard Lake Road, branch established on 2008/02/25. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $13,623.5 mil, Deposits: $7,802.8 mil, headquarters in Troy, MI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Downtown Pontiac at 40 N Saginaw Street, branch established on 2009/12/07. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Pontiac Branch at 442 W. Huron, branch established on 2000/12/27. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pontiac, Michigan:

  • Courtyard By Marriott Pontiac, 3555 Centerpoint Pkwy, Pontiac, MI 48341 , Phone: (248) 858-9595, Fax: (248) 858-9696
  • Detroit Marriott Pontiac At Centerpoint, 3600 Centerpoint Pkwy, Pontiac, MI 48341 , Phone: (248) 253-9800, Fax: (248) 253-9682
  • Residence Inn By Marriott, 3333 Centerpoint Pkwy, Pontiac, MI 48341 , Phone: (248) 858-8664, Fax: (248) 858-8665
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pontiac, Michigan

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 (89%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Pontiac:

(Pontiac, Michigan Neighborhood Map)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.33%
Here: 48.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents52.4%13.4%5.1%4.5%3.0%
Congregations11.0%6.1%9.6%5.9%4.9%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMuslim EstimateEpiscopal Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.5%2.2%1.7%1.2%14.0%
Congregations4.9%1.2%4.0%0.9%51.5%
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: 293
Oakland County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 22
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 162
Oakland County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 292
Oakland County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 983
Here:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Oakland County:

25.6%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 15$66,257$53,0063$3,903
Other Government Administration 15$81,128$64,9029$15,365
Judicial and Legal 31$113,357$43,8801$1,860
Police Protection - Officers 59$352,662$71,7280$0
Police - Other 21$76,135$43,5063$4,190
Firefighters 60$351,924$70,3850$0
Fire - Other 3$10,997$43,9880$0
Correction 3$11,432$45,7280$0
Streets and Highways 20$87,364$52,4184$2,078
Welfare 3$5,946$23,7840$0
Solid Waste Management 3$9,429$37,7160$0
Sewerage 32$147,479$55,3050$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,589$45,53418$10,530
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6$23,663$47,3260$0
Water Supply 27$96,358$42,8262$1,842
Local Libraries 3$9,384$37,5367$7,834
Other and Unallocable 34$131,766$46,50616$15,047
Totals for Government 337$1,582,870$56,36363$62,649

Pontiac government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,434,000 ($23.95)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $32,720,000 ($546.36)
    Police Protection: $18,269,000 ($305.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,670,000 ($211.57)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,874,000 ($181.58)
    Sewerage: $8,512,000 ($142.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,563,000 ($126.29)
    Water Utilities: $5,767,000 ($96.30)
    Regular Highways: $5,265,000 ($87.92)
    Financial Administration: $3,604,000 ($60.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,409,000 ($56.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,163,000 ($52.82)
    Central Staff Services: $2,372,000 ($39.61)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,084,000 ($34.80)
    General Public Buildings: $1,369,000 ($22.86)
    Parking Facilities: $1,351,000 ($22.56)
    Health - Other: $182,000 ($3.04)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $208,424,000 ($3480.29)
    Corporate Bonds: $163,964,000 ($2737.89)
    Other Investments - Other: $30,690,000 ($512.47)
    Benefit Payments: $28,264,000 ($471.96)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $15,887,000 ($265.28)
    Withdrawals: $362,000 ($6.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,324,000 ($38.81)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $6,521,000 ($108.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $2,537,000 ($42.36)
    General - Other: $1,309,000 ($21.86)
    Water Utilities: $894,000 ($14.93)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $40,110,000 ($669.76)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $333,000 ($5.56)

Pontiac government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,728,000 ($179.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,681,000 ($61.47)
    All Other: $3,159,000 ($52.75)
    Parking Facilities: $1,034,000 ($17.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $915,000 ($15.28)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $42,000,000 ($701.32)
    From Parent Local Government: $2,263,000 ($37.79)
    Local Employee Contribution: $404,000 ($6.75)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $9,612,000 ($160.50)
    All Other: $2,787,000 ($46.54)
    Health and Hospitals: $95,000 ($1.59)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,136,000 ($52.37)
    Rents: $2,844,000 ($47.49)
    Interest Earnings: $2,023,000 ($33.78)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,007,000 ($33.51)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,655,000 ($211.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,409,000 ($207.21)
    Highways: $5,021,000 ($83.84)
    All Other: $478,000 ($7.98)
  • Tax - Property: $31,481,000 ($525.67)
    Individual Income: $15,482,000 ($258.52)
    Other License: $1,851,000 ($30.91)

Pontiac government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $113,223,000 ($1890.61)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $79,285,000 ($1323.91)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,088,000 ($953.26)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $42,055,000 ($702.24)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $40,880,000 ($682.62)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,150,000 ($386.56)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,175,000 ($19.62)

Pontiac government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $0 ($0.00)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $214,962,000 ($3589.46)
    Total Federal Securities: $50,384,000 ($841.32)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,165,000 ($754.17)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,880,000 ($682.62)

6.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Michigan average:

5.09%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($815 average AGI)
Oakland County:

0.05%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wayne County, MI  2.14% ($39,617 average AGI)
from Macomb County, MI  1.03% ($43,561)
from Genesee County, MI  0.23% ($39,046)


5.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,436 average AGI)
Oakland County:

0.08%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wayne County, MI  1.42% ($35,466 average AGI)
to Macomb County, MI  0.91% ($37,627)
to Livingston County, MI  0.18% ($50,287)

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)
  • WUFL (1030 AM; daytime; 5 kW; STERLING HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WDEO (990 AM; 9 kW; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: WORD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WTKA (1050 AM; 10 kW; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXDX (1310 AM; 5 kW; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • WAHS (89.5 FM; AUBURN HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: AVONDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • WXOU (88.3 FM; AUBURN HILLS, MI; Owner: OAKLAND UNIVERSITY)
  • WMGC-FM (105.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCSX (94.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WYCD (99.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WDTJ (105.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WBFH (88.1 FM; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; Owner: BLOOMFIELD HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • WDRQ (93.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WOMC (104.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WJLB (97.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTR-FM (90.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF DETROIT)
  • WMUZ (103.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WJBK (Channel 2; DETROIT, MI; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKBD (Channel 50; DETROIT, MI; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF DETROIT 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)
  • WADL (Channel 38; MOUNT CLEMENS, MI; Owner: ADELL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEYI-TV (Channel 25; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: WEYI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W33BY (Channel 68; DETROIT, MI; Owner: HIGHLAND PARK BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WPXD (Channel 31; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLPC-LP (Channel 26; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GLENN R. AND KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • WDWO-CA (Channel 18; DETROIT, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • W48AV (Channel 48; DETROIT, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

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: 40
Total length: 166 meters (545ft)
Total costs: $4,100,000
Total average daily traffic: 782,804
Total average daily truck traffic: 25,489

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 16
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Pontiac, MI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pontiac)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 94 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Pontiac, MI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pontiac)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 42 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Pontiac)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED99$63,51547$52,851144$95,19435$10,9711$245,00030$49,7330$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$79,0007$92,85724$83,0837$18,7141$122,0005$52,6000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED53$59,75554$57,537157$88,39573$30,1371$250,00033$50,3649$35,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN31$77,45211$62,36478$94,83310$27,1001$104,00012$50,7500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$64,5005$69,80019$93,1584$32,7500$03$80,0000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 18 tracts in Pontiac, MI

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$88,7691$96,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$104,5000$01$54,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$94,8180$01$90,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$54,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$76,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 259
  • Hazardous Condition: 122
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Pontiac

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pontiac, MI
Most common first names in Pontiac, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James18167.0 years
Mary15075.2 years
John14172.3 years
Robert13566.3 years
William12172.9 years
Willie8969.3 years
Charles8470.3 years
Dorothy7775.3 years
Helen6577.9 years
George6371.9 years
Most common last names in Pontiac, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams11667.6 years
Smith9273.1 years
Johnson8570.1 years
Brown8169.2 years
Jones5468.4 years
Jackson4373.4 years
Wilson4069.5 years
Davis3868.4 years
White3473.1 years
Harris3471.9 years
Businesses in Pontiac, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Marriott3
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's2McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike1
Baskin-Robbins1Payless1
Blockbuster1Popeyes1
Burger King2Quiznos1
CVS1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Rite Aid3
Cold Stone Creamery1T-Mobile1
Dairy Queen3Taco Bell1
Decora Cabinetry1Tim Hortons2
Dunkin Donuts1Toys"R"Us1
FedEx3True Value1
GNC1U-Haul1
GameStop1UPS3
H&R Block3Verizon Wireless1
Home Depot1Walgreens1
KFC3Wendy's2
Little Caesars Pizza3White Castle1

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