Pontiac, MI

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Living in Pontiac

Pontiac is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 59,438 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Pontiac is the 24th largest community in Michigan.

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 service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pontiac who work in office and administrative support (11.47%), food service (10.86%), and maintenance occupations (8.42%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Pontiac rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.21% of adults 25 and older in Pontiac have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Pontiac in 2018 was $19,076, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,304 for a family of four. However, Pontiac contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Pontiac also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.73% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Pontiac is an extremely 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Pontiac also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.95% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pontiac include German, Irish, English, Polish, and French.

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