Ponca City, OK Profile: Facts & Data


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Ponca City, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Ponca City had a population of 24,866 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ponca City: Ponca, Ponka.

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Ponca City, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 24,866
Population in Households 24,167
Population in Familes 19,173
Population in Group Qrtrs 699
Population Density2 1,353
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $43,228
Average Household Income $58,659
Per Capita Income $24,226


Total Housing Units 11,948 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,235 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,899 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,814 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $94,426
Average Home Value $124,812


Total Households 10,134
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 6,326
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.25% -0.44%
Households -0.31% -0.47%
Families -0.46% -0.57%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

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, 2018 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 # 68 91st
Diversity Index # 353 52nd
Median Household Income # 364 50th
Per Capita Income # 284 61st

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