This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Pontiac has a very low population density. Pontiac is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Based on its overall value of 3/10 and its quality of life rating of 3/10, Pontiac, MI may not be the best fit for some homeowners. Be sure to visit Pontiac before moving to make sure it’s the right fit for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Pontiac has a population density of 3,254, with 65,061 current residents.
Out of the 65,061 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 41% of the residents are married and 59% are single.
- 48% Sun
- 30% Rain
- 32% Snow
50°F average temperature
- 49 years Median home age
- $65,240 Median home price
- -4.5% Home appreciation rate
- 13.73% Annual property tax
As for living in Pontiac, the air quality is 61% and the weather, on average, is 48% sunny, 30% rainy, and 32% snowy. The average temperature is 50°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Pontiac, you should know that 46.3% of homes are owned while 42.2% of homes are rented, and 11.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $65,240, the median age of homes is 49 years, the annual home appreciation is -4.50% and the annual property tax is 13.73%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)10
When looking at the community of Pontiac, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Pontiac’s crime rate is 10 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Pontiac is 34 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 56.42% Democratic, 41.94% Republican, and 1.65% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:20
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
69%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates degree
3%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Pontiac, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 34.30% of residents are unemployed in Pontiac (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Pontiac residents: 6.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 12.54% are in the arts and sciences field, 21.3% are in the customer service field, 25.2% are in the sales field, 0.46% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9.6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 24.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:20. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 69.21%, 4.66% of residents have an associate’s degree, 7.30% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 3.02% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Pontiac, you should be aware that the average commute time is 24 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Pontiac have a few different options. 77% of commuters use their own cars, 17% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.