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The Pontiac Census Designated Place had a population of 176 as of July 1, 2016. Pontiac ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pontiac is located at latitude 36.5201 and longitude -92.6051 in Ozark County. 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. Ozark County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 827 feet.

The Pontiac Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2587106) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Pontiac Census Designated Place is located within Township of Pontiac, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ozark County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pontiac population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Pontiac, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 176
Population in Households 176
Population in Familes 141
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 70
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 90
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (36.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 ( 8.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (54.5%)
Median Home Value $118,750
Average Home Value $143,750


Median Household Income $40,273
Average Household Income $53,540
Per Capita Income $25,126
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.23%
Households 0.36% 0.22%
Families -0.52% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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, 2016 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 # 774 25th
Population Density1 # 993 4th
Diversity Index2 # 875 16th
Median Household Income # 532 49th
Per Capita Income # 250 76th

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