Pontiac, IL
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Pontiac is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 11,794 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pontiac is the 200th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities, Pontiac isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pontiac are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pontiac is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pontiac who work in office and administrative support (13.61%), sales jobs (11.33%), and teaching (6.40%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.43 minutes getting to work every day.

Being a small city, Pontiac does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Pontiac are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.22% of adults in Pontiac have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Pontiac in 2010 was $22,057, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,228 for a family of four. However, Pontiac contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pontiac is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pontiac home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pontiac residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pontiac include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Pontiac is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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