Pontoon Beach, Illinois

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Pontoon Beach is a village in Madison County, Illinois, United States. The population was 5,620 at the 2000 census.



Pontoon Beach is located at 38°43′34″N 90°3′38″W / 38.72611°N 90.06056°W / 38.72611; -90.06056 (38.726078, -90.060505).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.5 square miles (21.9 km²), of which, 8.2 square miles (21.2 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (3.31%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,620 people, 2,134 households, and 1,519 families residing in the village. The population density was 686.9 people per square mile (265.3/km²). There were 2,341 housing units at an average density of 286.1/sq mi (110.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 87.72% White, 8.88% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.

There were 2,134 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $38,348, and the median income for a family was $45,947. Males had a median income of $36,338 versus $26,220 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,960. About 8.7% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

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