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Pontiac is a township in Livingston County, in the Pontiac metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Pontiac. For links to other places called Pontiac, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Pontiac is 40.887N. The longitude is -88.643W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 13,148.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Pontiac demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Livingston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61764 ZIP code.
30% of Pontiac residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $17,335, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Pontiac residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Pontiac, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $364. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $802.
Livingston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pontiac political report.
The average commute time for Pontiac workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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