Ponca City, Oklahoma

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Population in 2017: 24,220 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.6%
 
Males: 11,991  (49.5%)
Females: 12,229  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

37.0 years
Oklahoma median age:

36.6 years

Zip codes: 74601.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,063 (it was $31,406 in 2000)
Ponca City:

$47,063
OK:

$50,051

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,601 (it was $17,732 in 2000)

Ponca City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $118,322 (it was $58,300 in 2000)
Ponca City:

$118,322
OK:

$137,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $123,953; detached houses: $128,071; townhouses or other attached units: $164,671; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $189,567; mobile homes: $57,661; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $16,530

Median gross rent in 2017: $679.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ponca City: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.9%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.2% for Black residents, 33.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.3% for American Indian residents, 38.6% for other race residents, 25.1% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Ponca City, OK (2017)
    • 18,10872.1%White alone
    • 2,0518.2%American Indian alone
    • 2,0138.0%Hispanic
    • 1,7216.9%Two or more races
    • 8163.3%Black alone
    • 2671.1%Asian alone

Races in Ponca City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists, there were 58 registered sex offenders living in Ponca City, Oklahoma as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ponca City is 432 to 1.


Crime rates in Ponca City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.2)
1
(4.0)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
23
(90.6)
11
(43.5)
13
(53.0)
5
(20.5)
20
(82.1)
17
(68.2)
23
(89.6)
20
(79.0)
25
(100.6)
24
(96.9)
28
(113.7)
43
(174.5)
35
(143.5)
31
(128.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
13
(51.2)
15
(59.3)
24
(97.8)
12
(49.1)
21
(86.2)
17
(68.2)
22
(85.7)
22
(86.9)
17
(68.4)
14
(56.5)
20
(81.2)
30
(121.7)
22
(90.2)
27
(112.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
119
(468.5)
142
(561.5)
172
(700.7)
94
(384.7)
130
(533.7)
78
(312.9)
84
(327.4)
74
(292.2)
86
(346.0)
154
(621.8)
83
(337.0)
142
(576.1)
145
(594.3)
110
(457.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
264
(1,039)
261
(1,032)
391
(1,593)
236
(965.8)
297
(1,219)
299
(1,199)
211
(822.3)
189
(746.4)
268
(1,078)
289
(1,167)
220
(893.3)
241
(977.8)
208
(852.6)
305
(1,267)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
968
(3,811)
961
(3,800)
940
(3,829)
963
(3,941)
888
(3,645)
902
(3,618)
843
(3,285)
915
(3,613)
973
(3,914)
935
(3,775)
825
(3,350)
676
(2,743)
701
(2,873)
612
(2,543)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
74
(291.4)
69
(272.8)
79
(321.8)
79
(323.3)
41
(168.3)
35
(140.4)
49
(191.0)
47
(185.6)
43
(173.0)
53
(214.0)
36
(146.2)
49
(198.8)
48
(196.7)
34
(141.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
15
(59.1)
19
(75.1)
28
(114.1)
13
(53.2)
8
(32.8)
26
(104.3)
18
(70.2)
14
(55.3)
5
(20.1)
3
(12.1)
8
(32.5)
14
(56.8)
11
(45.1)
9
(37.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)437.9410.9510.4359.2459.3385.6375.0359.3416.0492.9390.9485.4451.0438.2

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City-data.com crime index in Ponca City, OK

Crime rate in Ponca City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 66 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Oklahoma average:

2.24
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Ancestries: American (16.6%), German (14.2%), English (7.8%), Irish (6.4%), French (1.4%), European (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1022 feet

Land area: 18.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,337 people per square mile   (low).

Ponca City, Oklahoma map

720 residents are foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This city:

2.9%
Oklahoma:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $887 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $735 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (69.1 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (271.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

McCord, OK (1.7 miles ),
McCord-Braden, OK (2.6 miles ),
Kildare, OK (2.6 miles),
Marland, OK (3.4 miles ),
Newkirk, OK (3.4 miles ),
Kaw City, OK (3.5 miles ),
Tonkawa, OK (3.6 miles ),
Blackwell, OK (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 36.71 N, Longitude: 97.07 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +885 (+3.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,397 (68.4%)

Area code: 580

Distribution of median household income in Ponca City, OK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ponca City, OK in 2017
Ponca City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 40 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 1998: 38 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 1999: 40 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 2000: 35 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 2001: 39 buildings, average cost: $201,300
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $170,800
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $195,400
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $226,100
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $600,000
  • 2006: 26 buildings, average cost: $287,000
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $368,200
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2014: 21 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $249,400
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $91,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ponca City, OK residents
Average permit cost in Ponca City, OK
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Oklahoma:

3.2%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Ponca City, OK
Historical housing units in Ponca City, OK
Most common industries in Ponca City, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Petroleum & coal products (9.5%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Machinery (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Petroleum & coal products (11.9%)
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Machinery (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Ponca City, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.4%)
  • Computer specialists (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.4%)

Average climate in Ponca City, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ponca City, Oklahoma average temperatures Ponca City, Oklahoma average precipitation Ponca City, Oklahoma humidity Ponca City, Oklahoma wind speed Ponca City, Oklahoma snowfall Ponca City, Oklahoma sunshine Ponca City, Oklahoma clear and cloudy days

Ponca City, Oklahoma environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 78.9. This is about average.

City:

78.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.00714. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00714
U.S.:

0.26671
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 4.78. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.78
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.14. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.14
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 25.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.29
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Ponca City-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 148% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the Ponca City city center killed 20 people and injured 280 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 tornado 12.4 miles away from the city center killed 80 people and injured 273 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ponca City-area historical earthquake activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 146.4 miles away from Ponca City center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 329.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 201.6 miles away from Ponca City center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 137.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 153.3 miles away from Ponca City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kay County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 12, Winter Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ponca City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ponca City:

  • HOSPICE OF NORTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA, INC (1904 NORTH UNION, SUITE 103)
  • PONCA CITY MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 1900 NORTH 14TH STREET)
  • PONCA CITY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1400 NORTH WAVERLY)
  • SHAWN MANOR NURSING HOME (2024 TURNER ROAD)
  • TENDER HEART HEALTH CARE OF PONCA (1401 WEST HIGHLAND)
  • VIA CHRISTI VILLAGE PONCA CITY, INC. (1601 ACADEMY ROAD)
  • FMCNA - PONCA CITY (1208 E HARTFORD)
  • ADVANCED HOMECARE (914 E HIGHLAND AVE)
  • NORTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA HOME HEALTH (1209 EAST PROSPECT, STE 2)
  • PRECISE HOME HEALTH CARE (900 EAST HARTFORD)

Airports located in Ponca City:

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Colleges/Universities in Ponca City:

  • Pioneer Technology Center (Full-time enrollment: 322; Location: 2101 N Ash; Public; Website: pioneertech.edu)
  • Ponca City Beauty College (Full-time enrollment: 45; Location: 122 N First St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.poncacitybeautycollege.com/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ponca City:

  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 13 miles; Tonkawa, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,414)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 25 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 3,173)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 41 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 21,700)
  • Langston University (about 55 miles; Langston, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 68 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Newman University (about 69 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 69 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)

Public high school in Ponca City:

  • PONCA CITY HS (Students: 1,618, Location: 927 NORTH FIFTH, Grades: 9-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Ponca City:

  • PONCA CITY WEST MS (Students: 758, Location: 1401 WEST GRAND AVENUE, Grades: 6-7)
  • LINCOLN ES (Students: 495, Location: 1501 WEST GRAND AVENUE, Grades: PK-5)
  • UNION ES (Students: 362, Location: 2617 NORTH UNION, Grades: PK-5)
  • E. M. TROUT ES (Students: 350, Location: 2109 EAST PROSPECT, Grades: PK-5)
  • LIBERTY ES (Students: 317, Location: 505 WEST LIBERTY, Grades: PK-5)
  • ROOSEVELT ES (Students: 293, Location: 815 EAST HIGHLAND AVENUE, Grades: PK-5)
  • WOODLANDS ES (Students: 284, Location: 2005 EAST WOODLAND ROAD, Grades: PK-5)
  • MCCORD PUBLIC SCHOOL (Students: 225, Location: 977 SOUTH MCCORD ROAD, Grades: PK-6)
  • KILDARE PUBLIC SCHOOL (Students: 69, Location: 1265 CHURCH STREET, Grades: PK-6)
  • PONCA CITY EAST MS (Location: 612 EAST GRAND, Grades: 8)

Private elementary/middle schools in Ponca City:

  • FIRST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 185, Location: 1104 N 4TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST MARY'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 145, Location: 415 S 7TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • PONCA CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 62, Location: 901 MONUMENT RD BLDG 3, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Ponca City

Library in Ponca City:

  • PONCA CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $888,669; Location: 515 EAST GRAND; 84,792 books; 4,160 audio materials; 4,721 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 23 state licensed databases; 273 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • FIRST ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN SCHOO (Students: 145; Location: 1308 E BRADLEY AVE; Grades: PK - 6) Is now PONCA CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY,901 Monument Building 3, 580-765-6038 Grades PK-6
  • Under TV stations: KGBN-LP (Channel 27; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: DIANA KAY HALL) The new Owner is Creative Media Services. Phone 580-765-5491

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ponca City: Airline Drive-In (A), Ponca Plaza (B), Wentz Camp (C), Ponca City Fire Department Station 2 (D), Ponca City Fire Department Station 4 (E), Ponca City Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (F), Ponca City Fire Department Station 3 (G), Ernest Whitworth Marland Mansion (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Hartford Shopping Center (1), Hartford Square Shopping Center (2), Pioneer Shopping Center (3), West Grant Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ponca City include: Pleasant View Church (A), Woodlands Christian Church (B), Trinity Pentecostal Church (C), Sunset Baptist Church (D), Saint Marys Catholic Church (E), Saint Lukes Church-Nazarene (F), Southside Baptist Church (G), Second Baptist Church (H), Prince of Peace Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: East Lake Ponca (A), Lake Ponca (B), West Lake Ponca (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Turkey Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Ponca City include: Young Park (1), Pioneer Woman Monument (2), Blaine Stadium (3), War Memorial Park (4), Sunset Park (5), Sherwood Park (6), Redbud Park (7), Frazier Park (8), Pecan Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Marland's Grand Home (Museums; 1000 East Grand Avenue) (1), Marland Mansion (Museums; 901 Monument Road) (2), Ponca City Art Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 819 East Central Avenue) (3), Pioneer Woman Musuem (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 701 Monument Road) (4), Mad-Dog'S Laser Tag (Amusement & Theme Parks; 318 North 1st Street) (5), KIDZ Jump Club (Amusement & Theme Parks; 139 Glenside Avenue) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Hero's Bar & Grill (2215 North 14th Street) (1), Lazy K Motel (205 South 14th Street) (2), Rose Stone Inn (120 South 3rd Street) (3), Spirits Dance Hall & Salon (2215 North 14th Street) (4), Thunderbird Motel (407 South 14th Street) (5), Double N Motel (3537 East Highway 60) (6), Econo Lodge Ponca City (212 South 14th Street) (7), Four Winds Motel (116 South 14th Street) (8), Ponca City-Days Inn (1415 Bradley Ave) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Ponca City City - Financial Services- Municipal Court (200 East Oklahoma Avenue) (1), Kay County Drug Court (115 East Chestnut) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Don Coleman - Football player and coach, Don Nickles - Politician, Joel Sartore - Photographer, Kareem Salama - Musician, Buddy Dial - Football player, Rusty Ryal - Baseball player, Clint Sodowsky - Baseball player, David Myers (politician) - Politician, Jon Kolb - Football player, Justin Roland - Football player.

Kay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ponca City and their reported violations in the past:

KAY CO RWD #1 (Population served: 1,765, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between MAR-2009 and MAY-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2014)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between MAR-2009 and MAY-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KAY CO RWD #3 (Address: 1080 Summitt St , Population served: 1,000, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Oklahoma:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.2%
Whole state:

66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Ponca City in 2010:

  • 245 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 131 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 110 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 66 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 65 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 32 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 22 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Ponca City in 2000:

  • 320 people in nursing homes
  • 93 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 59 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 38 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 33 people in other group homes
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Ponca City (2011 data):

  • RCB Bank: Second And Grand Branch, Motor Bank Branch, Express Branch, Rcb Bank Pioneer Branch, North 14th Street Branch. Info updated 2011/06/21: Bank assets: $1,997.6 mil, Deposits: $1,697.9 mil, headquarters in Claremore, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices, Holding Company: Rcb Holding Company, Inc.
  • The Eastman National Bank of Newkirk: Ponca City Branch at 222 East Grand, branch established on 2004/09/15; Northpark Branch at 802 East Prospect, branch established on 2005/12/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $205.2 mil, Deposits: $174.1 mil, headquarters in Newkirk, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Eastman National Bancshares, Inc.
  • BOKF, National Association: Ponca City Branch at 2007 N 14th St, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $25,360.0 mil, Deposits: $19,171.3 mil, headquarters in Tulsa, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Bok Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Ponca City North Branch at 3001 North Fourteenth Street, branch established on 1984/05/14. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Bank of the West: Ponca Plaza at 1417 Hartford, branch established on 1918/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • First National Bank of Oklahoma: Ponca City Branch at 1501 East Prospect Avenue, branch established on 2010/12/15. Info updated 2011/07/08: Bank assets: $260.1 mil, Deposits: $227.0 mil, headquarters in Oklahoma City, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp Of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • The City National Bank and Trust Company of Lawton, Oklahoma: Ponca City Branch at 1101 East Prospect, branch established on 2001/09/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $287.7 mil, Deposits: $245.8 mil, headquarters in Lawton, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 36 total offices, Holding Company: Jrmb Ii, Inc

For population 15 years and over in Ponca City:

Marital status in Ponca City, OK
  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

For population 25 years and over in Ponca City:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ponca City
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Religion statistics for Ponca City, OK (based on Kay County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,93667
Mainline Protestant8,53224
Catholic2,9795
Other8065
Black Protestant1861
None18,123-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Kay County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Kay County:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Kay County:

5.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Kay County:

7.22 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.0%
State:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ponca City:

48.4%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.8%
Oklahoma:

44.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Oklahoma:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ponca City:

21.3%
Oklahoma:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.1%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ponca City:

34.8%
Oklahoma:

33.8%

General health condition:
Ponca City:

53.6%
State:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.5%
State:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ponca City, OK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 65$332,663$61,4150$0
Police Protection - Officers 57$283,247$59,6310$0
Parks and Recreation 41$129,826$37,99815$8,397
Solid Waste Management 35$113,588$38,9440$0
Electric Power 33$183,230$66,6291$1,021
Streets and Highways 28$103,719$44,4510$0
Water Supply 20$73,147$43,8880$0
Sewerage 18$68,583$45,7220$0
Police - Other 17$48,721$34,3910$0
Other Government Administration 16$89,537$67,1530$0
Other and Unallocable 13$74,449$68,7221$2,378
Local Libraries 11$34,237$37,34914$9,114
Judicial and Legal 6$27,019$54,0381$1,056
Financial Administration 6$27,858$55,7160$0
Airports 5$19,284$46,2821$1,501
Health 4$11,452$34,3560$0
Fire - Other 1$3,233$38,7960$0
Totals for Government 376$1,623,793$51,82333$23,467

Ponca City government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $487,000 ($20.11)
    Regular Highways: $179,000 ($7.39)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $28,836,000 ($1190.59)
    Police Protection: $7,960,000 ($328.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,888,000 ($325.68)
    Central Staff Services: $7,363,000 ($304.00)
    Water Utilities: $6,106,000 ($252.11)
    Regular Highways: $5,893,000 ($243.31)
    Sewerage: $3,759,000 ($155.20)
    General - Other: $2,816,000 ($116.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,363,000 ($97.56)
    Libraries: $1,012,000 ($41.78)
    Health - Other: $751,000 ($31.01)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $687,000 ($28.36)
    Financial Administration: $472,000 ($19.49)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $463,000 ($19.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $177,000 ($7.31)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $180,000 ($7.43)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $4,470,000 ($184.56)
    Benefit Payments: $1,582,000 ($65.32)
    Other Investments - Other: $385,000 ($15.90)
    Withdrawals: $49,000 ($2.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $396,000 ($16.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $1,374,000 ($56.73)
    Sewerage: $694,000 ($28.65)
    Central Staff Services: $97,000 ($4.00)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($0.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,499,000 ($805.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $306,000 ($12.63)

Ponca City government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,482,000 ($267.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,848,000 ($200.17)
    Other: $2,179,000 ($89.97)
    Air Transportation: $816,000 ($33.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $531,000 ($21.92)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $147,000 ($6.07)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $125,000 ($5.16)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $122,000 ($5.04)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $177,000 ($7.31)
    Other: $105,000 ($4.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000 ($0.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $488,000 ($20.15)
    General Revenue - Other: $133,000 ($5.49)
    Sale of Property: $118,000 ($4.87)
    Fines and Forfeits: $22,000 ($0.91)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.08)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $36,449,000 ($1504.91)
    Water Utilities: $7,807,000 ($322.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $264,000 ($10.90)
    Highways: $228,000 ($9.41)
    Sewerage: $228,000 ($9.41)
    Other: $44,000 ($1.82)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,490,000 ($598.27)
    Property: $679,000 ($28.03)
    Other Selective Sales: $580,000 ($23.95)
    Public Utilities Sales: $455,000 ($18.79)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $107,000 ($4.42)
    Other: $34,000 ($1.40)

Ponca City government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,638,000 ($1636.58)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,688,000 ($1308.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,950,000 ($328.24)

Ponca City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $17,028,000 ($703.06)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,468,000 ($1588.27)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,454,000 ($225.19)

5.54% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,537 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Oklahoma average:

7.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Osage County, OK  0.49% ($49,377 average AGI)
from Garfield County, OK  0.44% ($27,377)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.32% ($40,160)


6.50% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Oklahoma average:

7.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Osage County, OK  0.60% ($46,758 average AGI)
to Payne County, OK  0.48% ($42,921)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.46% ($60,861)
Businesses in Ponca City, OK
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Marriott1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Ashley Furniture1Motel 61
AutoZone1New Balance2
Bath & Body Works1Nike6
Burger King1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
ColorTyme1Quality1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1SAS Shoes2
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In3
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx3Staples1
Ford1Starbucks1
GNC1Super 82
GameStop1T-Mobile1
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hobby Lobby1U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular1
Honda1UPS9
JCPenney1Vans2
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1
Lowe's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ponca City:

  • WBBZ (1230 AM; 1 kW; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: PONCA CITY PUBLISHING CO.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOKB (1580 AM; 1 kW; BLACKWELL, OK; Owner: BLACKWELL RADIO INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSOK (1280 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: COWLEY COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ponca City:

  • KLOR-FM (99.3 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: TEAM RADIO LLC)
  • KPNC (100.9 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: TEAM RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KLVV (88.7 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: THE LOVE STATION, INC.)
  • K212DX (90.3 FM; PONCA CITY, ETC., OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC)
  • KIXR (104.7 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: MUR-THOM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K278AF (103.5 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KYQQ (106.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KAXR (91.3 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KQBL (96.9 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: CHAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOSU-FM (91.7 FM; STILLWATER, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSPI-FM (93.7 FM; STILLWATER, OK; Owner: STILLWATER BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KSOK-FM (95.9 FM; WINFIELD, KS; Owner: COWLEY COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ponca City:

  • K54FZ (Channel 54; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • KGBN-LP (Channel 27; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: DIANA KAY HALL)
  • K38AK (Channel 38; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Ponca City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 73Number of bridges
  • 620ft / 189mTotal length
  • $48,453,000Total costs
  • 141,762Total average daily traffic
  • 24,177Total average daily truck traffic
  • 196,019Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ponca City, OK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 161960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 91990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 92010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ponca City, OK

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 190. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 306 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Ponca City, OK When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (58.3%), and Structure Fires (19.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ponca City, OK
    • 1,76758.3%Outside Fires
    • 59719.7%Structure Fires
    • 35111.6%Other
    • 31810.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ponca City, OK

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ponca City, Oklahoma:

  • Quality Inn Ponca City, 2215 N 14TH, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601 , Phone: (580) 762-8311, Fax: (580) 765-0014
  • Fairfield Inn-ponca City, 3405 N 14TH St, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601 , Phone: (580) 765-3000, Fax: (580) 765-3000
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ponca City, 2809 N 14th St, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601 , Phone: (580) 762-3700, Fax: (580) 762-7305
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 3101 N 14th, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601 , Phone: (580) 765-2322, Fax: (580) 762-1981
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 407 S 14th St, Ponca city, Oklahoma 74601 , Phone: (580) 765-6671
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 2805 N 14th St, Ponca city, Oklahoma 74601 , Phone: (580) 765-3700, Fax: (580) 765-3701
  • La Quinta Inn & suites Ponca City, 3413 N 14th St, Ponca city, Oklahoma 74601 , Phone: (580) 749-5515, Fax: (580) 749-5523
  • Osage Hotel, 31131 State Hwy 60, Ponca city, Oklahoma 74604 , Phone: (877) 246-8777
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ponca City, Oklahoma
Most common first names in Ponca City, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John25875.6 years
Mary22180.4 years
William20774.9 years
James18174.2 years
Charles16774.2 years
Robert16573.6 years
George14676.9 years
Ruth9980.3 years
Helen9681.0 years
Dorothy7778.1 years
Most common last names in Ponca City, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18277.4 years
Brown9476.0 years
Johnson8778.3 years
Jones8572.2 years
Miller7374.8 years
Davis6773.7 years
Martin6578.5 years
Williams6278.5 years
Wilson6078.5 years
Hall5377.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ponca City, OK
  • 86.2%Utility gas
  • 12.3%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ponca City, OK
  • 63.3%Utility gas
  • 35.8%Electricity
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Ponca City compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Ponca City on our top lists:

  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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