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Pontiac is a city in Oakland County, in the Detroit metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the chief of the Ottawas
The latitude of Pontiac is 42.638N. The longitude is -83.291W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 922 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 67,152.
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8% of Pontiac residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pontiac ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pontiac was $15,842, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Pontiac residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Pontiac, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $493. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $802.
Libraries in Pontiac include Pontiac Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Pontiac include Oakland Press
Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pontiac political report.
The average commute time for Pontiac workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pontiac between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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