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  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Pontoon Beach is a suburb of St. Louis with a population of 5,881. Pontoon Beach is in Madison County. Living in Pontoon Beach offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Pontoon Beach there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Pontoon Beach and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Pontoon Beach...
Population
5,881

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$816
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Pontoon Beach 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
    177.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    53.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    88.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    939.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    177.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Pontoon Beach

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,080
National
$55,322
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Pontoon Beach Reviews

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The general atmosphere of Granite City Illinois is a working city. The distinct smell of the mill is always in the air, however most people living here barely recognize it anymore. I wouldn't chose to live here again in the future because I feel as though the crime rate is increasing, although I wouldn't change anything about where I grew up. For the future of Granite City, I see it going downhill due to the mill laying workers off. Without Granite City Steel in business, I predict Granite City will become a run-down town.
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Most people are always willing to volunteer at the animal shelter, food drives, churches, and the hospital. There are many fundraisers for different organizations that usually have a good turn-out. People often stay in Granite for most of their lives, if not their entire life. This community is also extremely pet friendly.
The quality of houses depends on what area you are in. The closer you get to St. Louis, west, the worse the condition of the houses are. In the middle of Granite City, closer to Wilson Park, and some places on the out skirts of town, the houses are much nicer. The cost of houses are reasonably priced for the condition and area of the homes.