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Ponca City, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

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The City of Ponca City had a population of 25,066 as of July 1, 2016. Ponca City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ponca City is located at latitude 36.721 and longitude -97.0684 in Kay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ponca City (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.39 sq. miles and a water area of 1.23 sq. miles. Kay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,010 feet.

The City of Ponca City (GNIS ID: 2411455) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Ponca City is located within Ponca City Division of Kay County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ponca City: Ponca, Ponka.

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Ponca City, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,066
Population in Households 24,367
Population in Familes 19,192
Population in Group Qrtrs 699
Population Density1 1,363
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 10,268
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 6,439
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,907 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,482 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,786 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,639 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $94,406
Average Home Value $119,781


Median Household Income $40,954
Average Household Income $56,536
Per Capita Income $23,478
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% -0.2%
Households -0.2% -0.19%
Families -0.33% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
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.

Ponca City, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ponca City to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma 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 # 17 98th
Population Density1 # 74 90th
Diversity Index2 # 339 54th
Median Household Income # 372 49th
Per Capita Income # 251 66th

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