Pontiac, IL

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Population

36,812

1.25% decline

Median Age

41.6


Median Household Income

$54,339

0.49% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

16,084

0.125% growth

Median Property Value

$109,500

0.815% decline

About

In 2017, Pontiac, IL had a population of 36.8k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $54,339. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pontiac, IL declined from 37,278 to 36,812, a -1.25% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,074 to $54,339, a 0.49% increase.

The population of Pontiac, IL is 89.2% White Alone, 4.42% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.99% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Pontiac, IL speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pontiac, IL are Unity Cosmetology College (20 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Pontiac, IL is $109,500, and the homeownership rate is 72.6%. Most people in Pontiac, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Pontiac, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pontiac, IL employs 16.1k people. The largest industries in Pontiac, IL are Manufacturing (2,935 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,108 people), and Retail Trade (1,817 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,355), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,679), and Public Administration ($53,125).

Median household income in Pontiac, IL is $54,339. Males in Pontiac, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Pontiac, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,339

2017 value

± $2,539

0.49%

1 Year Growth

± 7.02%

Households in Pontiac, IL have a median annual income of $54,339, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,074 in 2016, which represents a 0.49% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pontiac, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pontiac, IL was DuPage County, IL with a value of $93,750, followed by Kendall County, IL and Lake County, IL, with respective values of $89,862 and $87,133.

The following map shows all of the counties in Pontiac, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pontiac, IL (4.57k out of 34.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,140 ± 375

  2. Hispanic

    333 ± 120

  3. Two Or More

    215 ± 134

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pontiac, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

16.1k

2017 Value

± 646

0.125%

1 Year growth

± 5.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pontiac, IL grew at a rate of 0.125%, from 16.1k employees to 16.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pontiac, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,169 people), Production Occupations (1,921 people), and Management Occupations (1,517 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pontiac, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pontiac, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,169 people), Production Occupations (1,921 people), and Management Occupations (1,517 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Pontiac, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.93 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.18 times), and Production Occupations (2.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pontiac, IL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($84,485), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($72,212), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,571).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.1k

2017 Value

± 646

0.125%

1 Year growth

± 5.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pontiac, IL grew at a rate of 0.125%, from 16.1k employees to 16.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pontiac, IL, are Manufacturing (2,935 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,108 people), and Retail Trade (1,817 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pontiac, IL, though some of these residents may live in Pontiac, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Pontiac, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,935 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,108 people), and Retail Trade (1,817 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Pontiac, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.04 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.8 times), and Utilities (1.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pontiac, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,355), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,679), and Public Administration ($53,125).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $82.9B

  2. $78.3B

  3. $75B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $82.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($78.3B) and Gasoline ($75B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$952B

2020 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

37.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $952B. This is expected to increase 37.7% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $69.2B

  2. $54.7B

  3. $36.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $69.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $54.7B and Michigan and $36.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.9% of the population of Pontiac, IL has health coverage, with 46.9% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 0.969% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Pontiac, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Pontiac, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.14%

Uninsured

46.9%

Employer Coverage

17.5%

Medicaid

13.8%

Medicare

14.7%

Non-Group

0.969%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pontiac, IL declined by 6.15% from 6.55% to 6.14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pontiac, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Pontiac, IL is home to a population of 36.8k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.07% of Pontiac, IL residents were born outside of the country (763 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pontiac, IL is composed of 32.8k White Alone residents (89.2%), 1.63k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.42%), 1.47k Black or African American Alone residents (3.99%), 619 Two or More Races residents (1.68%), 246 Asian Alone residents (0.668%), 3 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.00815%), 2 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00543%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pontiac, IL was 41.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Pontiac, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pontiac, IL residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.07%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

763 people

1.79%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

669 people

As of 2017, 2.07% of Pontiac, IL residents (763 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pontiac, IL was 1.79%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Illinois residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Pontiac, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pontiac, IL was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    32.8k ± 3

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.63k ± 179

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.47k ± 123

In 2017, there were 20.2 times more White Alone residents (32.8k people) in Pontiac, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.63k Hispanic or Latino and 1.47k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pontiac, IL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    942 ± 135

  2. Korea

    313 ± 68

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    296 ± 99

Pontiac, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Pontiac, IL awarded 20 degrees. The student population of Pontiac, IL is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 24 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pontiac, IL are White (20 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Pontiac, IL by number of degrees awarded are Unity Cosmetology College (20 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pontiac, IL are General Cosmetology (19 and 95%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (1 and 5%).

The median tuition costs in Pontiac, IL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 19 degrees awarded

  2. 1 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Pontiac, IL was General Cosmetology with 19 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Pontiac, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

20 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Pontiac, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Unity Cosmetology College with 20 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

19

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pontiac, IL, which is 0.0526 times less than the 19 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Pontiac, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    20 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pontiac, IL were to White students. These 20 degrees mean that there were N/A times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pontiac, IL was $109,500 in 2017, which is 0.477 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $110,400 to $109,500, a 0.815% decrease. The homeownership rate in Pontiac, IL is 72.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pontiac, IL have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pontiac, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$109,500

2017 Median

± $3,703

$110,400

2016 Median

± $4,087

In 2017, the median property value in Pontiac, IL declined from to $109,500 from the previous year's value of $110,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pontiac, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pontiac, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$54,339

Median Household Income

± $2,539

14.4k

Number of Households

± 611

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.4k households in Pontiac, IL grew to $54,339 from the previous year's value of $54,074.

The following chart displays the households in Pontiac, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pontiac, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pontiac, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%

2017 Homeownership

71.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.6% of the housing units in Pontiac, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pontiac, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pontiac, IL have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.27% of the workforce in Pontiac, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.02%

  3. Walked

    3.94%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pontiac, IL was Drove Alone (81.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.02%) and those who Walked (3.94%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pontiac, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pontiac, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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