Pontiac, Michigan 

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Population

59,917

16% Decline

Unemployment Rate

10.9%

Median Income

$27,632

Avg. Home Price

$60,000

Best Places to Live in Pontiac, Michigan

Large city - Southeast Michigan, along the Detroit River, across the border from Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Pros
-Arts and culture
-Professional sports
-Cost of living
Cons
-Economy
-Violent crime
-Urban decay

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What Bert Has To Say About Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metro Area

Detroit’s seemingly endless grid-patterned suburbs spread mainly west of town, and the northern half of this suburban cluster has been split off of the formerly singular Detroit metro area. That northern half consists of the relatively new and prosperous suburbs spreading north into Oakland County, including not only the named places of Warren, Troy and Farmington Hills but also such familiar names as Southfield, Pontiac, Royal Oak, Auburn Hills and Bloomfield. These suburbs, located on once-agricultural land, are plain, business friendly and mostly family friendly.


QUICK FACTS

City: Pontiac
Zip Codes: 48340 48342 48341
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 664 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Pontiac is 10.9% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Pontiac jobs have increased by 1.79%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Pontiac's cost of living is 22.80% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Pontiac's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Pontiac's population is 59,917 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -15.81%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Pontiac is $60,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -46.31%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Pontiac public schools spend $16,256 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.1 students per teacher in Pontiac. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Pontiac

It's a good time to buy in Pontiac. Home Appreciation is up 0.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Pontiac Real Estate.

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Reviews for Pontiac    4 Reviews
There are good areas in Pontiac - 10/6/2012
Like any big city, there are pockets of bad areas in the City. But in general, the Northeast corner is the best with GM powertrain, Piston Palace, Great Lake Crossing,... (Read More)

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Pontiac is a terrible place to live!! - 8/22/2012
Lived here from 1979-1998 and the schools are terrible, the future is dim and the crime, poverty and attitude is all so bad that I would not move back here to raise my... (Read More)

Pontiac, MI - 7/26/2010
Pontiac, MI is a wasteland. i have lived there for about a year now, and its nothing but gunshots all day and night. It is a "ghetto" to the core. There is absolutly... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN PONTIAC, MICHIGAN
48340 48342 48341