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Statistics and Facts of Pontiac Michigan

Population (year 2000): 66,337. Estimated population in July 2006: 67,124 (+1.2% change)
Males: 32,285 (48.7%)
Females: 34,052 (51.3%)

Oakland County

Median resident age: 30.0 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48340, 48341, 48342.

Estimated median household income in 2005: $27,802 (it was $31,207 in 2000)
Pontiac $27,802
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $107,600 (it was $74,300 in 2000)
Pontiac $107,600
Michigan: $149,300

Median gross rent in 2005: $704.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2005: 22.7%

Ancestries: German (6.9%), Irish (5.0%), English (3.9%), United States (3.8%), Polish (2.2%), Subsaharan African (2.0%).

Elevation: 943 feet

Land area: 20.0 square miles. Population density: 3367 people per square mile (average).

For population 25 years and over in Pontiac
High school or higher: 68.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
Unemployed: 10.3%

Mean travel time to work: 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pontiac city
Never married: 39.1%
Now married: 37.4%
Separated: 2.8%
Widowed: 6.5%
Divorced: 14.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2005: $1,384 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2005: $866 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (22.2 miles, pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (306.5 miles, pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sylvan Lake, MI (3.4 miles), Auburn Hills, MI (3.6 miles), Lake Angelus, MI (3.9 miles), Keego Harbor, MI (4.3 miles), Bloomfield Township, MI (5.1 miles), Bloomfield Hills, MI (6.0 miles), Waterford, MI (6.1 miles), Orchard Lake Village, MI (7.5 miles).

Latitude: 42.65 N, Longitude: 83.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +23,643 (+35.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,339 (32.3%)

Area codes: 248, 810

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 136 (113 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 1.68
US city average: 3.00

Hospitals/medical centers in Pontiac:
NORTH OAKLAND MEDICAL CENTERS (461 W HURON ST)
PONTIAC OSTEOPATHIC HOSPITAL (50 NORTH PERRY)
SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-PONTIAC (4405 WOODWARD AVENUE, 8TH FLOOR)
ST JOSEPH MERCY OAKLAND (44405 WOODWARD AVENUE)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pontiac:
OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 9 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)
DETROIT CITY (about 27 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 31 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Pontiac:
OAKLAND/TROY (about 12 miles; TROY, MI; ID: 7D2)
CANTON-PLYMOUTH-METTETAL (about 24 miles; PLYMOUTH, MI; ID: 1D2)
BERZ-MACOMB (about 24 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: UIZ)

Amtrak station:
PONTIAC (1600 WIDE TRACK DR.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.pontiac.mi.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pontiac:
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (about 6 miles; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,634)
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; ROCHESTER HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,424)
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-DETROIT CAMPUS (about 11 miles; TROY, MI; FT enrollment: 2,090)
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; FT enrollment: 2,479)
SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 17 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 4,780)
MADONNA UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 2,431)
MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; WARREN, MI; FT enrollment: 11,057)

Public high schools in Pontiac:
PONTIAC NORTHERN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,552; Location: 1051 ARLENE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
PONTIAC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,389; Location: 300 W. HURON STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
BETHUNE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION (Students: 118; Location: 154 LAKE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)

Private high school in Pontiac:
NOTRE DAME PREPARATORY (Students: 733; Location: 1300 GIDDINGS ROAD; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Pontiac:
WHITMER RESOURCE CENTER (Students: 1,158; Location: 60 PARKHURST STREET; Grades: PK - 10)
MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 849; Location: 1275 N. PERRY STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
PONTIAC ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE (Students: 776; Location: 196 OAKLAND AVENUE; Grades: KG - 09)
WALTON CHARTER ACADEMY (Students: 678; Location: 744 E. WALTON BOULEVARD; Grades: KG - 08)
LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 616; Location: 131 HILLSIDE DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 586; Location: 710 MENOMINEE ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 556; Location: 600 MOTOR STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
PERDUE ACADEMY (Students: 444; Location: 25 S. SANFORD STREET; Grades: PK - 08)
LE BARON SCHOOL (Students: 423; Location: 1033 BARKELL STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
OWEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 387; Location: 1700 BALDWIN AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)

Private elementary/middle schools in Pontiac:
MARIST ACADEMY (Students: 313; Location: 1300 GIDDINGS ROAD; Grades: 6 - 8)
TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY & CH (Students: 117; Location: 119 WESSEN ST.; Grades: PK - 3)

Library in Pontiac:
PONTIAC PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $598,639; Location: 60 EAST PIKE STREET; 94,304 books; 3,000 audio materials; 606 video materials; 120 serial subscriptions)

Average household size:
This city: 2.7 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city: 63.0%
Whole state: 68.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 8.7%
Whole state: 5.3%

Notable residents
Nathaniel Abraham - youngest person to be tried as an adult in US
Geri Allen - jazz pianist
Jim Bates - NFL coach
Walter Beach - NFL safety 1960-66
Sven Birkerts - Essayist
Tim Birtsas - MLB pitcher 1985-90
Kirk Gibson - Detroit Tiger's Legend and Michigan State University football great.
Steve Howe - MLB pitcher 1980-96
Laura Innes - Actress
Brent W. Jett, Jr. - Astronaut
Hayes Jones - Olympic gold medalist
Thad Jones - Jazz musician
Jack Kevorkian - controversial doctor known as "Dr. Death" who has claimed to have assisted more than 100 suicides
Maxine King - Olympic Gold Medalist Diving
Tony Lucca - Musician
Madonna (Ciccone)- singer/entertainer
Michael Mallory - Writer
Al Miller - Racecar driver
Donald R. Moyer - Medal of Honor recipient during the Korean War
Evaline Ness - Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator
Joseph R. Ouellette - Medal of Honor recipient during the Korean War
Howard 'Howdy' Quicksell - Musician
Israel B. Richardson - Major general during the American Civil War
Walker Russell - NBA player and assistant coach
Sicily Sewell - Actress
A. Alfred Taubman - Industrialist and Real Estate Developer
Jeff Webb - NFL wide receiver
Moses Wisner - Governor of Michigan 1859-61

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