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Pontiac is a city in Livingston County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Ottawa chief.
[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 40.880N. The longitude is -88.629W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,463.
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 $16,863, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Pontiac residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Pontiac, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $360. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $784.
Libraries in Pontiac include Pontiac Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Pontiac include Daily Leader
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.
A total of 1 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 .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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