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  1. Public Schools
    D
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Pontiac is a town in Michigan with a population of 60,039. Pontiac is in Oakland County. Living in Pontiac offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Pontiac there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Pontiac and residents tend to be liberal.
About Pontiac...
Population
60,039

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$56,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$778
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Pontiac Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    807
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    102.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    162.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    783.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,372.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    371.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Pontiac

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,401
National
$55,322
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I’ve been living in Pontiac, MI for 17 years. I was born and raised in Pontiac. Over the years Pontiac has grow as a community and its going in the positive direction with the community coming together for events, corporations moving to Pontiac and the nightlife scenery starting to grow. The overall aspect of Pontiac is great. The city is improving day by day and its all for the better! Pontiac is definitely a smaller highlight of Michigan but it’s a good one. I love being from Pontiac!
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Close to all freeways! Jobs and businesses have relocated out of Michigan, caused some homeowners to relocate.
A few things I like about Pontiac is the environment and the different culture of people. As I go to different stores or places I meet new people, and they are so nice. I like meeting others and learning about their culture or lifestyles. I also enjoy the environment because there are a few places that are nice and family friendly, where me and my loved ones spend quality time together. One thing I would like to see change in Pontiac is to form new clubs or organizations for young teens to go and have fun, to stay out of trouble.