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Population (year 2000): 25,919. Estimated population in July 2005: 25,070 (-3.3% change)
Males: 12,326 (47.6%), Females: 13,593 (52.4%)

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Median resident age: 38.2 years
Median household income: $31,406 (year 2000)
Median house value: $58,900 (year 2000)

Ponca City, OK residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Ponca City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.5%)
  • American Indian (9.2%)
  • Hispanic (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.8%)
  • Black (3.0%)
  • Other race (2.1%)

Ancestries: German (16.4%), English (11.8%), United States (11.5%), Irish (10.7%), French (3.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%).

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Elevation: 1022 feet

Land area: 18.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Ponca City

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ponca City city

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

2.4% Foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -673 (-2.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: KS Wichita, (69.9 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (271.3 miles )

Nearest cities: OK (3.1 miles McCord, Kildare, OK (6.9 miles) , OK (11.8 miles Marland, OK (11.9 miles Newkirk, City, OK (15.2 miles Kaw OK Blackwell, (16.2 miles OK (16.4 miles Tonkawa, Rock, OK (18.9 miles Red


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 38 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 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

Latitude: 36.71 N, Longitude: 97.07 W

Area code: 580


Ponca City, Oklahoma business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (21.5%), Educational,health and social services (17.6%), Retail trade (13.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,686 (+6.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,757 (72.3%)


 

Crime in Ponca City by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 3 2 0 2 0
    per 100,000 0.0 11.6 7.7 0.0 7.7 0.0
Rapes 15 27 24 29 26 30
    per 100,000 57.9 104.2 92.6 111.9 100.3 115.7
Robberies 10 19 15 18 18 14
    per 100,000 38.6 73.3 57.9 69.4 69.4 54.0
Assaults 68 72 85 156 85 116
    per 100,000 262.4 277.8 327.9 601.9 327.9 447.5
Burglaries 313 287 279 291 216 323
    per 100,000 1207.6 1107.3 1076.4 1122.7 833.4 1246.2
Thefts 1,134 908 930 952 772 891
    per 100,000 4375.2 3503.2 3588.1 3673.0 2978.5 3437.6
Auto thefts 97 75 88 96 74 59
    per 100,000 374.2 289.4 339.5 370.4 285.5 227.6
376.7 371.6 373.7 441.1 334.6 395.0


Average climate in Ponca City, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ponca City-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 197% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/1955, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the Ponca City city center killed 80 people and injured 273 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/25/1955, a category 5 tornado 14.3 miles away from the city center killed 20 people and injured 280 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Ponca City:
  • VIA CHRISTI OKLA REG MEDICAL CENTER (1900 NORTH 14TH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ponca City:
  • INTEGRIS BLACKWELL REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; BLACKWELL, OK)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL KS REGIONAL MED CENTER (about 25 miles; ARKANSAS CITY, KS)
  • FAIRFAX MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; FAIRFAX, OK)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ponca City:
  • STILLWATER RGNL (about 39 miles; STILLWATER, OK; ID: SWO)
  • VANCE AFB (about 63 miles; ENID, OK; ID: END)
  • MC CONNELL AFB (about 64 miles; WICHITA, KS; ID: IAB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ponca City:
  • PONCA CITY RGNL (about 1 miles; PONCA CITY, OK; ID: PNC)
  • SKY PARK (about 12 miles; NEWKIRK, OK; ID: 4K8)
  • BLACKWELL-TONKAWA MUNI (about 19 miles; BLACKWELL, OK; ID: 4O3)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 38 $118,898 $37,546 1 $722
Water Supply 17 $47,357 $33,428 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 39 $97,365 $29,958 13 $6,235
Sewerage 20 $54,449 $32,669 3 $2,635
Health 3 $6,175 $24,700 0 $0
Airports 3 $9,126 $36,504 0 $0
Streets and Highways 37 $103,622 $33,607 0 $0
Correction 5 $9,892 $23,740 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,039 $24,468 1 $540
Firefighters 65 $223,105 $41,188 0 $0
Police - Other 18 $38,154 $25,436 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 56 $198,239 $42,479 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 6 $19,144 $38,288 2 $1,986
Other Government Administration 14 $52,675 $45,150 0 $0
Financial Administration 6 $19,195 $38,390 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 37 $86,572 $28,077 9 $9,795
Other and Unallocable 13 $45,770 $42,249 1 $531
Local Libraries 11 $24,345 $26,558 13 $6,881
Totals for Government 389 $1,156,124 $35,664 43 $29,324


College/University in Ponca City:
  • PIONEER TECHNOLOGY CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 67; Location: 2101 N ASH; Public; Website: pioneertech.org)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ponca City:
  • COWLEY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,392)
  • OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 43 miles; STILLWATER, OK; FT enrollment: 16,937)
  • LANGSTON UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; LANGSTON, OK; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • FRIENDS UNIVERSITY (about 69 miles; WICHITA, KS; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; WICHITA, KS; FT enrollment: 10,403)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (about 76 miles; EDMOND, OK; FT enrollment: 10,926)
  • BUTLER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 79 miles; EL DORADO, KS; FT enrollment: 4,250)
Public high school in Ponca City:
  • PONCA CITY HS (Students: 1,762; Location: 927 N 5TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Ponca City:
  • CORNERSTONE COMM CHRISTIAN ACD (Students: 27; Location: 3401 NORTH UNION; Grades: 4 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Ponca City:
  • PONCA CITY WEST MS (Students: 839; Location: 1401 W GRAND; Grades: 06 - 07)
  • LINCOLN ES (Students: 544; Location: 1501 WEST GRAND; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PONCA CITY EAST MS (Students: 417; Location: 612 E. GRAND; Grades: 08 - 08)
  • E. M. TROUT ES (Students: 414; Location: 2109 E. PROSPECT; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LIBERTY ES (Students: 352; Location: 505 W LIBERTY; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WOODLANDS ES (Students: 333; Location: 2005 E. WOODLANDS ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • UNION ES (Students: 322; Location: 2617 N UNION ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WASHINGTON ES (Students: 303; Location: 1615 NORTH SEVENTH; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GARFIELD ACADEMY (Students: 302; Location: 601 SOUTH 7TH; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MCCORD ES (Students: 220; Location: 4001 SHERWIN AVE.; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Ponca City:
  • FIRST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 1104 N 4TH; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 237; Location: 415 SOUTH 7TH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FIRST ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN SCHOO (Students: 145; Location: 1308 E BRADLEY AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Ponca City:
  • PONCA CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $691,984; Location: 515 EAST GRAND; 78,818 books; 3,689 audio materials; 3,123 video materials; 262 serial subscriptions)
 

Ponca City compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KOKB (1580 AM; 1 kW; BLACKWELL, OK; Owner: BLACKWELL RADIO INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KSOK (1280 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: COWLEY COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION 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.)
  • KIXR (104.7 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: MUR-THOM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K212DX (90.3 FM; PONCA CITY, ETC., OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. 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)
  • 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)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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