Pontiac, Michigan

Pontiac: The most populous city in Oakland County, Michigan. It is located on the Clinton River in the Detroit metropolitan area. Pontiac was once a major automobile manufacturing city, and it is now known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Pontiac Silverdome and the Pontiac Museum.


Pontiac is a city located in the county of Oakland in the U.S. state of Michigan. Its population at the 2010 census was 59,515 and a population density of 1,133 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 58,911 inhabitants.

The city was created 206 years ago in 1817.

Pontiac locator map
Location of Pontiac on Michigan map.

Quick Facts about Pontiac

Population : 58,911 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Michigan (United States)
County : Oakland County
Postal code : 48340–48343
Phone Area Codes : 248
Area : 52.54 km2
Named for : Pontiac
Altitude : 922 feet / 281 meters
Capital city : Pontiac is capital of Oakland County
Establishment : January 01, 1818 (206 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 12:58:27 (14th June 2024)
Density : 1,121 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.03% (2010-2020)
Pontiac Commercial Historic District B image
Pontiac Commercial Historic District B
Pontiac Commercial Historic District B image


Pontiac is located at 42°38'20"N 83°17'28"W (42.6389200, -83.2910500).

Pontiac map


According to census records, the population of Pontiac decreased by 1.03% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 59,515 - census
2011 59,913 0.66% estimation process
2012 60,299 0.64% estimation process
2013 60,448 0.25% estimation process
2014 60,466 0.03% estimation process
2015 60,260 -0.34% estimation process
2016 60,224 -0.06% estimation process
2017 60,123 -0.17% estimation process
2018 59,741 -0.64% estimation process
2019 59,438 -0.51% estimation process
2020 58,911 -0.89% estimation process

Pontiac zip code is 48340. County name: Oakland, County fips: 26125

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People born in Pontiac (130)

People born in Pontiac, including actress Laura Innes, jazz drummer Elvin Jones, composer and jazz pianist Geri Allen, .


  • Pete Dexter (American novelist, screenwriter, newspaper columnist) he was born in 22/07/1943
  • Thad Jones (American jazz trumpeter) he was born in 28/03/1923
  • Walker Russell, Jr. (American basketball player) he was born in 06/10/1982
  • Brent W. Jett (American astronaut) he was born in 05/10/1958
  • Mike Henry (American voice actor and comedian) he was born in 07/11/1965
  • Charles Arnette Towne (American politician (1858-1928)) he was born in 21/11/1858
  • Danton Cole (American ice hockey player) he was born in 10/01/1967
  • Dave Bennett (American clarinetist) he was born in 18/05/1984
  • Kirk Gibson (Major League Baseball manager and former player) he was born in 28/05/1957
  • Ellsworth Raymond Bathrick (American politician (1863-1917)) he was born in 06/01/1863
  • Earl Alfred Boyea, Jr. (Catholic bishop) he was born in 10/04/1951
  • Pinklon Thomas (American boxer) he was born in 10/02/1958
  • Gary Peters (United States Senator from Michigan) he was born in 01/12/1958
  • Albert J. Campbell (American politician (1857-1907)) he was born in 12/12/1857
  • Micki King (American diver) she was born in 26/07/1944
  • Al Miller (American racing driver) he was born in 28/04/1907
  • Sven Birkerts (American academic and writer) he was born in 21/09/1951
  • Thomas D. Williams (American priest and author) he was born in 02/10/1962

Schools in Pontiac

College & universities near Pontiac, MI

Code Name City ZIP
458380 Dorsey School of Business-Waterford Pontiac Pontiac (MI) 48341
171535 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills (MI) 48304-2266
171571 Oakland University Rochester Hills (MI) 48309-4401
169424 Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills (MI) 48304
457642 Marketti Academy of Cosmetology Waterford (MI) 48329

Stations (18)

Amtrak & bus stations near Pontiac, MI

Code Name Address Type
PNT Pontiac Transportation Center 51000 Woodward Avenue RAIL
TRM Troy Transit Center 1201 Doyle Drive RAIL
BMM Birmingham, Michigan 449 South Eton St. RAIL
ROY Royal Oak station 202 South Sherman Ave. RAIL
DET Detroit 11 West Baltimore Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Pontiac

Post Office Name City ZIP
Pontia Post Office Pontiac (MI) 48343
Bloomfield Townsh Post Office Bloomfield Hills (MI) 48302
Bloomfield Hill Post Office Bloomfield Hills (MI) 48304
Auburn Hill Post Office Auburn Hills (MI) 48326
Keego Harbor Post Office Keego Harbor (MI) 48320

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Oakland County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Oakland County , MI. (more)

City Name Population Title
Farmington Hills 80,017 The second most populous city in Oakland County, Michigan.
Waterford 75,737 Charter township in Oakland county, Michigan
Rochester Hills 74,111 A city in Oakland County, Michigan.
Southfield 72,174 A city in Oakland County, Michigan.
Royal Oak 58,963 The most populous city in Oakland County, Michigan.
Oak Park 29,752 City in Oakland County, Michigan, United States
Madison Heights 29,633 City in Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Auburn Hills 24,880 City in Oakland County, Michigan
Birmingham 21,312 City in Michigan
Ferndale 20,198 Town in Humboldt County, California, United States
Hazel Park 16,209 City in Oakland County, Michigan, United States
Berkley 15,277 Suburb of Detroit in Oakland County, Michigan
Wixom 14,086 City in Oakland County, Michigan, United States of America
Rochester 13,201 City in Oakland County, Michigan, United States
South Lyon 11,846 City in southwestern Oakland County in the U.
Clawson 11,731 City in Oakland County in the U.

Distance to Other Cities

Pontiac distances to largest Michigan cities