Pontiac, Michigan

Population 59,872

Pontiac is located in Oakland County, MI. The population is 59,872, making Pontiac the 5th largest city in Oakland County.

There are 24 public schools in Pontiac with an average Homefacts rating of D. The total crime rate for Pontiac is high , and there are 723 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Pontiac is high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Pontiac property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Pontiac include Auburn Hills, Sylvan Lake and Lake Angelus.

Pontiac Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Below Average
  • No High School Diploma: 21.4%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 66.5%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 12%

Crime Rate

27.63% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 184
  • Violent Crimes: 1
  • Robbery: 181
  • Burglary: 527
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

86.95% Higher than national avg.
  • 723 offenders in Pontiac
  • 120.76 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

206 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 15
  • Registered Polluters: 12
  • Superfunds: 1
  • Tanks & Spills: 178


High 6.3%
  • Michigan unemployment average: 4.0%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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24 Public Schools view public schools

There are 24 K-12 public schools in Pontiac, MI and 2 private schools. Homefacts rates Pontiac's schools as Below Average, with an overall D rating.

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Pontiac, MI

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26 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Pontiac, MI issued 26 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Pontiac, MI issued 93 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 93 permits, 16 were issued for single family homes and 77 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $794
  • 1 Bedroom: $916
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,173
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,481
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,597

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Environmental Hazards

206 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (362/384)
    Pontiac, MI has 94.27% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Pontiac, MI is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 3.82 Average
    Pontiac, MI is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 23.17°
  • February 25.18°
  • March 36.42°
  • April 48.07°
  • May 59.23°
  • June 68.2°
  • July 73.25°
  • August 70.96°
  • September 62.75°
  • October 51.52°
  • November 39.77°
  • December 28.08°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Pontiac, MI

Pontiac, MI has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Pontiac, MI has no risk of hurricanes.
Pontiac, MI has a high risk of hail storms.
Pontiac, MI has a moderate risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Pontiac, MI: $30,152


Unemployment in Pontiac is 6.3%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.0% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 58.74%
White Collar - 41.26%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Rick Snyder
  • Sen. Gary Peters
  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow

City Representatives

  • Brenda Lawrence

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