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Ponca City, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Ponca City had a population of 24,665 as of July 1, 2019. 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 36.707 and longitude -97.0856 in Kay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ponca City 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ponca City: Ponca, Ponka.

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Ponca City, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Ponca City, OK Housing Affordability Index is 231
State of Oklahoma Housing Affordability Index is 166
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Ponca City, OK Wealth Index is 62
State of Oklahoma Wealth Index is 74
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 24,665 (100%)
Population in Households 23,965 (97.2%)
Population in Families 18,824 (76.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 700 ( 2.8%)
Population Density 1,342
Diversity Index2 51
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,763
Average Household Income $59,194
Per Capita Income $24,167
Wealth Index4 62

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,946 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,368 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,697 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,881 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $91,822
Housing Affordability Index3 231
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,065
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 6,277
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.31% -0.57%
Households -0.35% -0.6%
Families -0.5% -0.68%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.63%

Ponca City, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ponca City to the other 743 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 18 98th
Population Density # 69 91st
Diversity Index # 344 54th
Median Household Income # 401 46th
Per Capita Income # 282 62nd

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