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Pontiac, Illinois

Pontiac is a city located in Livingston County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 11,864. It is the county seat of Livingston County6.

Geography Pontiac is located at 40°52'48" North, 88°37'49" West (40.880003, -88.630385)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.6 km² (5.2 mi²). 13.6 km² (5.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.19% is water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 11,864 people, 4,139 households, and 2,619 families residing in the city. The population density is 874.2/km² (2,263.0/mi²). There are 4,379 housing units at an average density of 322.7/km² (835.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 85.39% White, 10.90% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 2.06% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 4.37% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,139 households out of which 31.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% are married couples living together, 11.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% are non-families. 31.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 120.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 125.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $37,593, and the median income for a family is $43,231. Males have a median income of $35,709 versus $22,302 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,863. 11.7% of the population and 8.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.5% are under the age of 18 and 8.9% are 65 or older.

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