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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B+
Pontiac is a town in Illinois with a population of 11,804. Pontiac is in Livingston County. Living in Pontiac offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Pontiac tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Pontiac are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$686
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Pontiac Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    305.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    33.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    178
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,263.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    17
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Pontiac

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,783
National
$55,322
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Pontiac Reviews

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The community in Pontiac is very understanding and helpful. We try to help and support each other as much as possible. Our town is small so everyone knows each other and we are always looking out for one another.
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The biggest thing I like about Pontiac is our community. We are a big family and everyone in Pontiac knows each other. We work together to keep Pontiac a good town to raise your kids in. The only thing I would change about Pontiac is having more activities for the kids.
Lived here my whole life. Never had any problems. Low crime rate, good selection of stores. Not too much in the way of entertainment other than a theatre.