Pontoon Beach is a village in Madison County, Illinois, United States. The population was 5,836 at the 2010 census.Pontoon Beach is located at 38°43′34″N 90°3′38″W (38.726078, -90.060505).According to the 2010 census, Pontoon Beach has a total area of 12.564 square miles (32.54 km2), of which 10.02 square miles (25.95 km2) (or 79.75%) is land and 2.544 square miles (6.59 km2) (or 20.25%) is water.As of the census 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 per square mile (110.5/km2).
Pontoon Beach is a growing town with more homes and businesses, including Gateway Commercial Business Center, a Flying J truckstop, and Hen House. The village has Grigsby Middle School located nearby in Granite City. Pontoon Beach has built a new City Hall and Police Department in the last three years , and more hotels, restaurants, and gas stations have been also built. There is a 3/8 mile Tri City Speedway raceway located off Highway 203 near the village. The dirt race track was a 1/2 and 1/4 mile complex until construction began on the new 3/8 mile dirt track in December 2006. The track features weekly modifieds, late models, street stocks, and factory stocks with occasional Sprint Car and go kart racing. Mike Pagano of Village Independence Party is the mayor.
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