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Ponca township, NE map Land area: 46.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.4 sq. mi.
Population: 361 (all rural)
Males: 189  (52.4%)
Females: 172  (47.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 361 (298 owner occupied, 63 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%


Races in Ponca township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 38.3
Median age of females: 38.3

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Average household size: 2.89

Ponca township:

2.9 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.27

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,707 ($47,000 in 1999)
This township:

$56,707
Nebraska:

$47,357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $362 (lower quartile is $126, upper quartile is $399)
Here:

$362
State:

$518

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $107,968 (it was $85,400 in 2000)
Ponca township:

$107,968
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,725 - $161,996

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $179,941
Here:

$179,941
State:

$147,392

Mobile homes: $49,136
Here:

$49,136
State:

$29,187
Population density: 8 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.1%
Whole state:

9.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

0.8%
Whole state:

4.0%

Cities in this township include: Ponca.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Ponca township: Ponca State Park Three State Overlook (A), Highland Oaks Golf Course (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ponca township: Saint Pauls Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Ponca Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Schulke Reservoir (A), Heald Reservoir (B), Aowa Creek Reservoir 1-2 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Silver Creek (A), Badger Creek (B), South Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ponca township include: Ponca State Park Historical Marker (1), Ponca State Park (2), Mattison Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 4 (100% naturalized citizens)

Ponca township:  1.1%
State:  4.4%

88% of Ponca township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 21% lived in Nebraska.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 137
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 232
  • South: 2
  • West: 11

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,000

Ponca township, Nebraska satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 138
  • Mobile homes: 4
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $35,000


Housing units in Ponca township with a mortgage: 29 (5 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 1
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 13
  • 1980 to 1989: 26
  • 1970 to 1979: 25
  • 1960 to 1969: 11
  • 1950 to 1959: 0
  • 1940 to 1949: 4
  • 1939 or earlier: 65

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ponca township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 12
  • 6 rooms: 25
  • 7 rooms: 20
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9 or more rooms: 28

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ponca township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 4
  • 6 rooms: 5
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 1

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Ponca township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 16
  • 3 bedrooms: 53
  • 4 bedrooms: 32
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 17

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ponca township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 9
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 1

Cars and other vehicles available in Ponca township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 16
  • 2 vehicles: 36
  • 3 vehicles: 40
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5 or more vehicles: 14

Cars and other vehicles available in Ponca township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 8
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (22%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Communications equipment operators (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Ponca township:

  • German (40.2%)
  • Irish (20.3%)
  • Norwegian (7.6%)
  • English (5.5%)
  • Swedish (5.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4.5%)
  • United States or American (4.1%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • United Kingdom (50%)
  • Germany (50%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 160 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 18 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (1%)
  • Walked: 1 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 22 (11%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

97.3% of residents of Ponca township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 388
  • In family households: 361 (102 male householders, 4 female householders)
    106 spouses, 148 children (141 natural, 7 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 1 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 27 (16 male householders (15 living alone)), 6 female householders (6 living alone)), 5 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 41 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 21 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 21 1-person, 1 4-persons,

100 married couples with children.
0 single-parent households (0 men, 0 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

100.0%
Nebraska:

20.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Ponca township:

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