Ponca, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 933 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.1%
 
Males: 491  (52.7%)
Females: 442  (47.3%)
Median resident age:

47.6 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 68770.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,568 (it was $31,750 in 2000)
Ponca:

$53,568
NE:

$59,970

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,883 (it was $15,782 in 2000)

Ponca city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $94,312 (it was $70,200 in 2000)
Ponca:

$94,312
NE:

$155,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $98,186; detached houses: $100,460; mobile homes: $42,641

Median gross rent in 2017: $663.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ponca: 74.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.3%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Ponca, NE (2010)
    • 92496.1%White alone
    • 171.8%Hispanic
    • 141.5%Two or more races
    • 40.4%Black alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Ponca, Nebraska as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ponca is 205 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (48.2%), Irish (21.4%), American (4.0%), Czech (3.3%), Norwegian (3.1%), Swedish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/4/1871

Elevation: 1143 feet

Land area: 0.70 square miles.

Population density: 1,325 people per square mile   (low).

Ponca, Nebraska map

7 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
Nebraska:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,656 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,756 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (16.7 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (97.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (465.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Martinsburg, NE (2.7 miles),
Waterbury, NE (2.7 miles),
Jefferson, SD (2.8 miles ),
Elk Point, SD (2.9 miles ),
Newcastle, NE (3.2 miles ),
Jackson, NE (3.3 miles ),
North Sioux City, SD (3.3 miles ),
Allen, NE (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.56 N, Longitude: 96.71 W

Area code: 402

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $76,700
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $225,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $328,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ponca, NE residents
Average permit cost in Ponca, NE
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Nebraska:

3.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +132 (+14.2%).
Most common industries in Ponca, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.2%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Truck transportation (4.4%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.2%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.7%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Ponca, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Carpenters (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)

Average climate in Ponca, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Ponca, Nebraska 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 71.6. This is about average.

City:

71.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.143. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.143
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.69
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.659. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.659
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.41. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.41
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Ponca-area historical tornado activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Ponca city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/23/2003, a category F4 tornado 18.5 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ponca-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 112.0 miles away from Ponca center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 177.2 miles away from Ponca center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 217.3 miles away from Ponca center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.5 miles away from Ponca center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 123.0 miles away from Ponca center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 711.5 miles away from Ponca center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dixon County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ponca topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ponca:

  • ELMS HEALTH CARE CENTER (P O BOX 628, 410 BALL PARK ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Ponca:

  • WEL-HOME HEALTH OF ELK POINT (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; ELK POINT, SD)
  • PRAIRIE ESTATES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ELK POINT, SD)
  • WESTWOOD NURSING AND REHAB CENTE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SIOUX CITY, IA)
  • SIOUXLAND NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SIOUX CITY, IA)
  • CASA DE PAZ HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SIOUX CITY, IA)
  • HOLY SPIRIT RETIREMENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SIOUX CITY, IA)
  • OAKSHIRE HOUSE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; SIOUX CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ponca:

  • University of South Dakota (about 19 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,328)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 20 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Wayne State College (about 28 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Northeast Community College (about 51 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 70 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Buena Vista University (about 77 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 96 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)

Public high school in Ponca:

Public elementary/middle school in Ponca:

  • PONCA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 505 3RD ST, Grades: 3-6)
See full list of schools located in Ponca

Library in Ponca:

  • PONCA CARNEGIE LIBRARY (Operating income: $41,320; Location: 203 2ND STREET; 10,465 books; 459 audio materials; 593 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 15 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ponca: Ponca Rodeo Arena (A), Dixon County Sheriff Office (B), Dixon County Courthouse (C), Ponca Volunteer Fire and Rescue (D), Ponca Police Department (E), Ponca Public Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ponca include: Saint Joseph Catholic Church (A), Salem Lutheran Church (B), Presbyterian Church (C), Evangelical Free Church (D), United Methodist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Ponca: Ponca Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Donna Bourn Tours (Tours & Charters; Po Box 467).

Hotel: Trails Inn (117 Nebraska Street).

Court: Dixon County - Clerk of District Court- Ponca- Clerk of District Court (302 3rd Street).

Birthplace of: Pug Bennett - Baseball player, Tommy Atkins (baseball) - Major League Baseball pitcher.

Dixon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

PONCA, CITY OF (Population served: 984, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-03-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-11-2010)
MARTINSBURG, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 87, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-2013)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.5%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
34 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
8 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
47 people in nursing homes in 2000
5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Ponca (2011 data):

  • Bank of Dixon County: Bank Of Dixon County at 117 East Third Street, branch established on 1881/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $73.9 mil, Deposits: $66.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Kingsbury Bdc Financial Services, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Ponca:

Marital status in Ponca, NE
  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in Ponca:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Nebraska average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ponca
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ponca, NE (based on Dixon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,7789
Evangelical Protestant1,0169
Catholic9753
Other1-
None2,230-
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: 3
Dixon County:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Dixon County:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Dixon County:

8.04 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Dixon County:

8.4%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.9%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

25.2%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ponca:

49.1%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.2%
State:

43.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.2
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.3%
State:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ponca:

13.6%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ponca:

6.8
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ponca:

36.3%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Ponca:

54.1%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Ponca:

75.7%
Nebraska:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ponca, NE 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
Other and Unallocable 1$3,224$38,6882$294
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,668$32,0166$2,155
Sewerage 1$1,534$18,4080$0
Water Supply 1$1,534$18,4080$0
Financial Administration 1$3,284$39,4081$2,344
Streets and Highways 1$2,563$30,7560$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,096
Local Libraries 0$0 5$913
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 6$14,807$29,61415$6,802

Ponca government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $223,000 ($239.01)
    Water Utilities: $217,000 ($232.58)
    Sewerage: $57,000 ($61.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($4.29)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($1.07)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $309,000 ($331.19)
    Regular Highways: $266,000 ($285.10)
    Water Utilities: $141,000 ($151.13)
    Sewerage: $103,000 ($110.40)
    Police Protection: $54,000 ($57.88)
    Central Staff Services: $46,000 ($49.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000 ($43.94)
    Financial Administration: $35,000 ($37.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $35,000 ($37.51)
    Public Welfare - Other: $17,000 ($18.22)
    Libraries: $14,000 ($15.01)
    Health - Other: $12,000 ($12.86)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($7.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($6.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($53.59)
    Gas Utilities: $35,000 ($37.51)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($1.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $508,000 ($544.48)

Ponca government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $144,000 ($154.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($9.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $433,000 ($464.09)
    Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($16.08)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $291,000 ($311.90)
    Water Utilities: $194,000 ($207.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $92,000 ($98.61)
    Highways: $88,000 ($94.32)
    Other: $9,000 ($9.65)
  • Tax - Property: $163,000 ($174.71)
    Public Utilities Sales: $140,000 ($150.05)
    Motor Vehicle License: $16,000 ($17.15)

Ponca government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $264,000 ($282.96)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $139,000 ($148.98)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,000 ($133.98)

Ponca government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $770,000 ($825.29)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ponca:

  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMNS (620 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCH (1590 AM; 3 kW; WAYNE, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ponca:

  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSFT-FM (107.1 FM; SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTFC (103.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KSUX (105.7 FM; WINNEBAGO, NE; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KSEZ (97.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • K205DC (88.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KAYA (91.3 FM; HUBBARD, NE; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KXNE-FM (89.3 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)
  • KMSC (88.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Ponca:

  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KXNE-TV (Channel 19; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K38DU (Channel 38; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CORNERSTONE FAITH CENTER)

Ponca fatal accident list:

Jul 9, 1976 05:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 9, 1975 05:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 148ft / 44.6mTotal length
  • 7,038Total average daily traffic
  • 578Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,601Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ponca, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 71970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ponca, NE

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ponca)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Ponca, NE)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • PONCA, 1.5 Miles North Of Ponca Ne Schram Development (Lat: 42.576778 Lon: -96.711778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQJG300,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/26/2008, Expiration Date: 08/26/2018, Cancellation Date: 02/03/2012, Certifier: John E Rooney, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite #100, Washington, DC 20006-6801, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ponca)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 43269 , Serial Number: 6928, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 03/28/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 01/16/2013
    Registrant (LLC): C & S Aerial Photography LLC, Po Box 718, Ponca, NE 68770
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-7-235B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 832T , Serial Number: 23069C, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 04/22/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 11/20/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Rod Brown, 88342 587 Ave, Ponca, NE 68770
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8337E , Serial Number: 1515, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 10/09/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 09/10/2011
    Registrant (LLC): C & S Aerial Photography LLC, Po Box 718, Ponca, NE 68770

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 7. The highest number of fires - 18 took place in 2005, and the least - 1 in 2011. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Ponca, NE When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (61.9%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (19.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ponca, NE
    • 7361.9%Outside Fires
    • 2319.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2117.8%Structure Fires
    • 10.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ponca, NE
Most common first names in Ponca, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1978.5 years
Mary1380.9 years
William1376.3 years
Frank1281.2 years
Robert1274.7 years
George978.1 years
Charles886.9 years
Dorothy877.5 years
Earl679.8 years
Florence683.2 years
Most common last names in Ponca, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Curry1779.1 years
Johnson1481.7 years
Anderson1377.5 years
Gibbs1282.6 years
Nelson1281.1 years
Harder1178.0 years
Stark978.5 years
Armstrong989.0 years
Walsh872.0 years
Bolton773.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ponca, NE
  • 78.8%Utility gas
  • 17.9%Electricity
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ponca, NE
  • 59.0%Electricity
  • 38.5%Utility gas
  • 2.6%No fuel used


Ponca compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 4 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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