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Ponca City, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

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The City of Ponca City had a population of 24,892 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ponca City: Ponca, Ponka.

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Ponca City, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,892
Daytime Population: Workers 11,767
Daytime Population: Residents 14,327
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,094
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 24,192
Population in Familes 19,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 700
Population Density2 1,354
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $43,044
Average Household Income $59,434
Per Capita Income $24,581


Total Housing Units 11,894 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,311 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,849 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,734 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $94,002
Average Home Value $119,964


Total Households 10,160
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 6,372
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.27% -0.32%
Households -0.31% -0.35%
Families -0.43% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

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, 2017 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 # 71 90th
Diversity Index # 343 54th
Median Household Income # 353 52nd
Per Capita Income # 241 67th

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