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Overview

Introduction to Pontiac, Michigan

Pontiac, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 24 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is part of the Detroit metropolitan statistical area. About 66,337 people live in Pontiac.

Pontiac History

The earliest European settlers arrived in the area in the year 1818. Two years after their arrival, there were enough people in the area to form a village. The village was formally recognized by the state legislature in 1837. Later, in the year 1861, Pontiac was incorporated as a city.

Pontiac and nearby Attractions

  • Modernage Gallery
  • Pontiac Silverdome
  • Balloon Depot
  • Oakland County - Library
  • Clutch Cargo-Mill Street Entry
  • Lawrence Street Gallery

Things To Do In Pontiac

The Recreation Center in the greater Pontiac area provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities for people of all ages. They organize gymnastics and sports clubs for youth and various clubs and activities for adults.

Pontiac Transportation

The nearest international airport is the Oakland County International Airport.

Pontiac Higher Education

Students seeking higher education can enroll in the Oakland Community College-Bloomfield Hills Campus, Oakland University or at the Lawrence Technological University.

People

Total Population 59,658
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 10%
Employed Population 16+ 21,713
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 28.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11%
Median Earnings25+ $21,808
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,595
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,546

Wealth

Median Family Income $31,565
% Above Poverty Level 62.2%
% Below Poverty Level 37.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.6%
Median Gross Rent $730
Median House Value $55,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 72.8%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 5.2%

Pontiac Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 24 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48340, 48341, 48342
P.O. Box Zip Codes 48343
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.638
Longitude -83.291

Pontiac Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station MILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches
Station DETROIT CITY AP
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Auburn Hills 21,639 $61,814
Bloomfield Hills 3,925 $208,333
Keego Harbor 3,003 $56,471
Lake Angelus 264 $198,750
Sylvan Lake 1,591 $97,115

Pontiac Public Libraries

Library
Pontiac Public Library
60 E PIKE STREET
Pontiac, Michigan
(248) 857-7667
Library Web Site

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Pontiac Hospitals

ST JOSEPH MERCY OAKLAND
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
44405 WOODWARD AVE H-18
(248) 858-3140
Emergency Service: Yes

NORTH OAKLAND MEDICAL CENTERS
(Government - Local)
461 W HURON ST
(248) 857-7200
Emergency Service: Yes

POH MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
50 NORTH PERRY
(248) 338-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Pontiac High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

PONTIAC NORTHERN HIGH SCHOOL
1051 ARLENE STREET
248-451-7300
A Title I School.
Serves 1,552 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.7

PONTIAC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
300 W. HURON STREET
248-451-7100
A Title I School.
Serves 1,389 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

MCCARROLL SCHOOL
191 N. GLENWOOD AVENUE
248-451-8064
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 146 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

BETHUNE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION
154 LAKE STREET
248-451-7970
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 118 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

WISNER SCHOOL
154 LAKE STREET
248-451-7990
A Special Education School
Serves 16 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.7

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Historic Pontiac

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Conspiracy of Pontiac. c1921.

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Conspiracy of Pontiac. c1921.

Conspiracy of Pontiac. ca. 1921

Pine Lake. between 1880 and 1899

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