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Pontiac, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Pontiac Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Ozark County at latitude 36.5201 and longitude -92.6051. Ozark County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 827 feet.

The formal official name is the Pontiac Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Pontiac, Missouri.

The U5 Census Class Code for Pontiac indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Pontiac Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.76 sq. miles.

Pontiac Census Designated Place, MO Boundary Map


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Pontiac, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 174
Population in Households 174
Population in Familes 139
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 69
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 89
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 59
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (37.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (53.6%)
Median Home Value $159,091
Average Home Value $193,403


Median Household Income $42,455
Average Household Income $55,266
Per Capita Income $26,235
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.13% 0.0%
Households 0.27% 0.0%
Families -1.16% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.57%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Pontiac, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pontiac to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 778 25th
Population Density1 # 996 4th
Diversity Index2 # 826 20th
Median Household Income # 435 58th
Per Capita Income # 169 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.