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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population59,920
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens10.5%
Employed Population 16+22,979
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married28.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.1%
Median Earnings25+$22,136
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,590
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,254

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,102
% Above Poverty Level65.6%
% Below Poverty Level34.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone34.5%
Median Gross Rent$754
Median House Value$53,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)69.6%
German6.9%
Irish5.3%
English3%
Polish2.7%
Italian1.9%
French Except Basque1.6%
African1%
Scottish0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Russian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Pontiac Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48341, 48342, 48340
P.O. Box Zip Codes48343
Phone Area Codes248,586,810
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.63
Approximate Longitude-83.3

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)

StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance20.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn Hills22,342$64,569
Bloomfield Hills3,984$240,469
Keego Harbor3,022$60,966
Lake Angelus260$187,500
Sylvan Lake1,688$86,875
Waterford72,863$69,918

Pontiac Public Libraries

Oakland County Research Library
1200 NORTH TELEGRAPH ROAD
Pontiac, Michigan
(248) 858-0012
Pontiac Public Library
60 EAST PIKE STREET
Pontiac, Michigan
(248) 758-3942

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Pontiac Hospitals

Doctors' Hospital Of Michigan
(Non-profit)
461 W Huron St
St Joseph Mercy Oakland
(Non-profit)
44405 Woodward Ave
Select Specialty Hospital-pontiac
(Proprietary)
44405 Woodward Avenue, 8th Floor
Mclaren Oakland
(Non-profit)
50 North Perry

Pontiac Public Schools

Alcott School
460 West Kennett Rd
ZIP: 48340
(248) 451-7910
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Kennedy Center
1700 Baldwin Ave
ZIP: 48340
(248) 451-8040
Other
Total Enrollment 83
Owen Elementary School
1700 Baldwin Ave
ZIP: 48340
(248) 451-7870
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Pontiac High School
1051 Arlene Ave
ZIP: 48340
(248) 451-7315
High
Total Enrollment 924
Pontiac Middle School
1275 North Perry St
ZIP: 48340
(248) 451-8010
Middle
Total Enrollment 958
Walton Charter Academy
744 East Walton Blvd
ZIP: 48340
(248) 371-9300
Primary
Total Enrollment 789
Arts And Technology Academy Of Pontiac
888 Enterprise Dr
ZIP: 48341
(248) 452-9309
Other
Total Enrollment 583
Children's Village School
1200 North Telegraph Rd
ZIP: 48341
(248) 858-5491
Other
Total Enrollment 148
Michigan School For The Arts
825 Golf Drive
ZIP: 48341
(586) 477-8331
Other
Total Enrollment 407
Great Lakes Academy
46312 Woodward Ave
ZIP: 48342
(248) 334-6434
Primary
Total Enrollment 231
Herrington School
541 Bay St
ZIP: 48342
(248) 451-7790
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Life Skills Center Of Pontiac
142 Auburn Ave
ZIP: 48342
(248) 499-7421
High
Total Enrollment 172
Pontiac Academy For Excellence - Elementary
196 Cesar E Chavez Ave
ZIP: 48342
(248) 745-9420
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Pontiac Academy For Excellence - High School
196 Cesar E Chavez Ave
ZIP: 48342
(248) 745-9420
High
Total Enrollment 320
Pontiac Academy For Excellence - Middle School
196 Cesar E Chavez Ave
ZIP: 48342
(248) 745-9420
Middle
Total Enrollment 234
Sarah J. Webber Media Arts Academy
48980 Woodward Ave
ZIP: 48342
(248) 972-9100
Primary
Total Enrollment 174
Whitmer Human Resource Center
60 Parkhurst St
ZIP: 48342
(248) 451-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 638

Pontiac Private Schools

Notre Dame Preparatory School & Marist Academy
1300 Giddings Rd
ZIP: 48340
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 907
Trinity Christian Academy
113 Wesson St
ZIP: 48341
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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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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