Pontiac, MI

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2020 Population
59,714
0.402% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
33.6
5.33% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
27.9%
9.08% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$34,673
3.29% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$73,800
9.99% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
24,830
0.149% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Pontiac, MI had a population of 59.7k people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $34,673. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Pontiac, MI declined from 59,955 to 59,714, a −0.402% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,568 to $34,673, a 3.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pontiac, MI are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (49.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (22.8%), White (Hispanic) (12.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.63%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.15%).

None of the households in Pontiac, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.2% of the residents in Pontiac, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pontiac, MI are Dorsey School of Business-Waterford Pontiac (44 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Pontiac, MI was $73,800, and the homeownership rate was 43.4%.

Most people in Pontiac, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Pontiac, MI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Pontiac, MI is home to a population of 59.7k people, from which 93.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.2% of Pontiac, MI residents were born outside of the country (5.49k people).

In 2020, there were 2.15 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.3k people) in Pontiac, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 7.22k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.2%
2020 Citizenship
93.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.2% of Pontiac, MI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Pontiac, MI was 93.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pontiac, MI
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    29.3k ± 1.57k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.6k ± 1.37k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    7.22k ± 757
19.1%
Hispanic Population
11.4k people

In 2020, there were 2.15 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.3k people) in Pontiac, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 7.22k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.1% of the people in Pontiac, MI are hispanic (11.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pontiac, MI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    78,782 ± 6,864 people
  2. India
    74,611 ± 6,681 people
  3. Iraq
    57,515 ± 5,871 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 78,782 Michigan residents, followed by India with 74,611 and Iraq with 57,515.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.2%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.49k people
8.61%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5.16k people

As of 2020, 9.2% of Pontiac, MI residents (5.49k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pontiac, MI was 8.61%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    622 ± 158
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    355 ± 136
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    185 ± 92

Pontiac, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Pontiac, MI employs 24.8k people. The largest industries in Pontiac, MI are Manufacturing (4,367 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,995 people), and Retail Trade (3,167 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($57,807), Utilities ($49,167), and Construction ($38,640).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,905. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

24.8k
2020 Value
± 1,386
−0.149%
1 Year decline
± 7.54%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pontiac, MI declined at a rate of −0.149%, from 24.9k employees to 24.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pontiac, MI, are Production Occupations (3,720 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,774 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,149 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pontiac, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24.8k
2020 Value
± 1,386
−0.149%
1 Year decline
± 7.54%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pontiac, MI declined at a rate of −0.149%, from 24.9k employees to 24.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pontiac, MI, are Manufacturing (4,367 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,995 people), and Retail Trade (3,167 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pontiac, MI, though some of these residents may live in Pontiac, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$29,891
Median earning men ± $1,750
$23,781
Median earning women ± $2,366

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($57,943), Construction ($39,632), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,571).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($52,031), Information ($33,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,172).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $193B
  2. $56.5B
  3. $49.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $193B, followed by Machinery ($56.5B) and Mixed freight ($49.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$638B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
81.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $638B. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $1.16T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan 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 Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $34.4B
  3. $29.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Texas with $34.4B and Indiana and $29.5B.

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

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Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Pontiac, MI awarded 44 degrees. The student population of Pontiac, MI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 3 male students and 71 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pontiac, MI are Black or African American (21 and 47.7%), followed by White (14 and 31.8%), Hispanic or Latino (7 and 15.9%), and Asian (1 and 2.27%).

The largest universities in Pontiac, MI by number of degrees awarded are Dorsey School of Business-Waterford Pontiac (44 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pontiac, MI are Medical Assistant (22 and 50%), Medical Insurance Specialist (12 and 27.3%), and General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts (7 and 15.9%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 74 students enrolled in Pontiac, MI, 4.05% men and 95.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 33 records, of which 100% were women and 0% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 22 degree-majors awarded
  2. 12 degree-majors awarded
  3. 7 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Pontiac, MI was Medical Assistant with 22 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
44 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dorsey School of Business-Waterford Pontiac with 44 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 3 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pontiac, MI, which is 0.0732 times less than the 41 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 21 degrees mean that there were 1.5 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 14 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($20,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($890) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.711% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.97M), and Bachelors Degree (1.34M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Pontiac, MI was $73,800 in 2020, which is 0.321 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $67,100 to $73,800, a 9.99% increase. The homeownership rate in Pontiac, MI is 43.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Pontiac, MI have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pontiac, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pontiac, MI is $34,673. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Pontiac, MI was Census Tract 1409 with a value of $71,332, followed by Census Tract 1501 and Census Tract 1414, with respective values of $68,996 and $52,931.

Property

$73,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,863
$10,223
Median Property Taxes
±$894

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pontiac, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Pontiac, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

43.4%
Homeownership
2020
63%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 43.4% of the housing units in Pontiac, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 40.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1409
  2. Census Tract 1501
  3. Census Tract 1414

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pontiac, MI was Census Tract 1409 with a value of $71,332, followed by Census Tract 1501 and Census Tract 1414, with respective values of $68,996 and $52,931.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$34,673
Median Household Income
± $2,330
23.5k
Number of Households
± 1,395

In 2020, the median household income of the 23.5k households in Pontiac, MI grew to $34,673 from the previous year's value of $33,568.

The following chart displays the households in Pontiac, MI 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pontiac, MI is from Michigan.
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2020, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.801% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.4%)
  2. Carpooled (19%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.17%)

In 2020, 73.4% of workers in Pontiac, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (19%) and those who worked at home (3.17%).

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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Commute Time

21.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pontiac, MI have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.878% of the workforce in Pontiac, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

27.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pontiac, MI (16.2k out of 58.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pontiac, MI is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

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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86.5% of the population of Pontiac, MI has health coverage, with 31% on employee plans, 35.1% on Medicaid, 9.34% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 0.787% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Michigan was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Oakland County, MI see 708 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.26% decrease from the previous year (717 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 909 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 278 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Michigan, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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708 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oakland County, MI

Primary care physicians in Oakland County, MI see an average of 708 patients per year. This represents a 1.26% decrease from the previous year (717 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oakland County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.7% under 18 years, 25.2% between 18 and 34 years, 35.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.5% were men and 54.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.5%
Uninsured
31%
Employer Coverage
35.1%
Medicaid
9.34%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
0.787%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pontiac, MI grew by 9.38% from 12.4% to 13.5%.

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