U.S. Beacon June 17, 2024

Pontiac, IL

Livingston County, Illinois

Latitude: 40.880003     Longitude: -88.630385
Population 11,457 (2005)
Elevation of Pontiac, Illinois: 642 feet



General Social Characteristics, 2000 data (id:1761015, place: Pontiac city, Illinois)

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school: 2,598 (100%)
Nursery school, preschool: 206 (7.93%)
Kindergarten: 201 (7.74%)
Elementary school (grades 1-8): 1,245 (47.92%)
High school (grades 9-12): 664 (25.56%)
College or graduate school: 282 (10.85%)

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over: 7,889 (100%)
Less than 9th grade: 498 (6.31%)
9th to 12th grade, no diploma: 1,495 (18.95%)
High school graduate (includes equivalency): 3,078 (39.02%)
Some college, no degree: 1,391 (17.63%)
Associate degree: 338 (4.28%)
Bachelor's degree: 746 (9.46%)
Graduate or professional degree: 343 (4.35%)
Percent high school graduate or higher: 74.7%
Percent bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%

MARITIAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over: 9,607 (100%)
Never married: 1,757 (18.29%)
Now married, except separated: 5,683 (59.15%)
Separated: 128 (1.33%)
Total Widowed: 655 (6.82%)
Widowed Female: 496 (5.16%)
Total Divorced: 1,384 (14.41%)
Divorced Female: 639 (6.65%)

GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years: 138 (100%)
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren: 109 (78.99%)

VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over: 9,169 (100%)
Civilian veterans: 1,001 (10.92%)

DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years: 2,332 (100%)
--With a disability: 244 (10.46%)
Population 21 to 64 years: 5,619 (100%)
--With a disability: 990 (17.62%)
----Percent employed: 59.4%
--No disability: 4,629 (82.38%)
----Percent employed: 82.3%
Population 65 years and over: 1,320 (100%)
--With a disability: 487 (36.89%)

RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over: 11,220 (100%)
Same house in 1995: 5,735 (51.11%)
Different house in the U.S. in 1995: 5,438 (48.47%)
--Same county: 2,887 (25.73%)
--Different county: 2,551 (22.74%)
----Same state: 1,809 (16.12%)
----Different state: 742 (6.61%)
Elsewhere in 1995: 47 (0.42%)

NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population: 11,902 (100%)
Native: 11,629 (97.71%)
--Born in United States: 11,592 (100%)
----State of residence: 9,608 (80.73%)
----Different state: 1,984 (16.67%)
--Born outside United States: 37 (0.31%)
Foreign born: 273 (2.29%)
----Entered 1990 to March 2000: 129 (1.08%)
--Naturalized citizen: 113 (0.95%)
--Not a citizen: 160 (1.34%)

REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea): 273 (100%)
Europe: 67 (24.54%)
Asia: 81 (29.67%)
Africa: 0 (0%)
Oceania: 0 (0%)
Latin America: 114 (41.76%)
Northern America: 11 (4.03%)

LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over: 11,220 (100%)
English only: 10,737 (95.7%)
Language other than English: 483 (4.3%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 112 (1%)
--Spanish: 320 (2.85%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 51 (0.45%)
--Other Indo-European languages: 76 (0.68%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 29 (0.26%)
--Asian and Pacific Island languages: 54 (0.48%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 23 (0.2%)

ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population: 11,902 (100%)
Total ancestries reported: 10,499% (88.21%)
Arab: 46 (0.39%)
Czech: 45 (0.38%)
Danish: 140 (1.18%)
Dutch: 214 (1.8%)
English: 1,155 (9.7%)
French (except Basque): 282 (2.37%)
French Canadian: 28 (0.24%)
German: 3,107 (26.1%)
Greek: 0 (0%)
Hungarian: 15 (0.13%)
Irish: 1,755 (14.75%)
Italian: 295 (2.48%)
Lithuanian: 21 (0.18%)
Norwegian: 316 (2.66%)
Polish: 154 (1.29%)
Portuguese: 0 (0%)
Russian: 0 (0%)
Scotch-Irish: 122 (1.03%)
Scottish: 250 (2.1%)
Slovak: 9 (0.08%)
Subsaharan African: 10 (0.08%)
Swedish: 198 (1.66%)
Swiss: 102 (0.86%)
Ukrainian: 2 (0.02%)
United States or American: 1,206 (10.13%)
Welsh: 70 (0.59%)
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups): 5 (0.04%)
Other ancestries: 952 (8%)

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