Ponca City, OK

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
43,859
0.363% 1-year decline
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.2
0.261% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.4%
0.625% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,746
6.66% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$111,600
14.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
18,854
0.759% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ponca City, OK had a population of 43.9k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $53,746. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ponca City, OK declined from 44,019 to 43,859, a −0.363% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,391 to $53,746, a 6.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ponca City, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (8.47%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (8.14%), White (Hispanic) (3.64%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.14%).

None of the households in Ponca City, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.4% of the residents in Ponca City, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ponca City, OK are Northern Oklahoma College (650 degrees awarded in 2022), Pioneer Technology Center (138 degrees), and Ponca City Beauty College (245980) (19 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Ponca City, OK was $111,600, and the homeownership rate was 67.4%.

Most people in Ponca City, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Ponca City, OK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ponca City, OK is home to a population of 43.9k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.78% of Ponca City, OK residents were born outside of the country (1.22k people).

In 2022, there were 8.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.5k people) in Ponca City, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.72k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.57k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Ponca City, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ponca City, OK was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ponca City, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.5k ± 341
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.72k ± 477
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    3.57k ± 328
8.82%
Hispanic Population
3.87k people

In 2022, there were 8.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.5k people) in Ponca City, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.72k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.57k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.82% of the people in Ponca City, OK are hispanic (3.87k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ponca City, OK as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,193 ± 7,747 people
  2. Vietnam
    12,454 ± 2,736 people
  3. India
    10,765 ± 2,544 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 102,193 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 12,454 and India with 10,765.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.78%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.22k people
2.51%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.11k people

As of 2022, 2.78% of Ponca City, OK residents (1.22k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ponca City, OK was 2.51%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,127 ± 159
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    874 ± 190
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    302 ± 101

Ponca City, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ponca City, OK employs 18.9k people. The largest industries in Ponca City, OK are Manufacturing (2,861 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,491 people), and Retail Trade (2,349 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,083), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,787), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,536).

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,245. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

18.9k
2022 Value
± 779
0.759%
1 Year growth
± 5.75%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ponca City, OK grew at a rate of 0.759%, from 18.7k employees to 18.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ponca City, OK, are Production Occupations (1,951 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,905 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,801 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ponca City, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.9k
2022 Value
± 779
0.759%
1 Year growth
± 5.75%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ponca City, OK grew at a rate of 0.759%, from 18.7k employees to 18.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ponca City, OK, are Manufacturing (2,861 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,491 people), and Retail Trade (2,349 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ponca City, OK, though some of these residents may live in Ponca City, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,064
Median earning men ± $1,945
$29,310
Median earning women ± $1,786

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,463), Manufacturing ($55,436), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,773).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,774), Wholesale Trade ($41,250), and Public Administration ($40,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.72M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oklahoma.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 421
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 329
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 237
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oklahoma went to Donald J. Trump with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.58%).

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oklahoma

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James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Took office following the resignation of Tom Coburn.
Markwayne Mullin
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on January 3, 2023
Took office following the resignation of Jim Inhofe.

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oklahoma over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oklahoma have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Ponca City, OK awarded 807 degrees. The student population of Ponca City, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,504 male students and 2,233 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ponca City, OK are White (530 and 67.1%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (123 and 15.6%), Hispanic or Latino (64 and 8.1%), and Two or More Races (38 and 4.81%).

The largest universities in Ponca City, OK by number of degrees awarded are Northern Oklahoma College (650 and 80.5%), Pioneer Technology Center (138 and 17.1%), and Ponca City Beauty College (245980) (19 and 2.35%).

The most popular majors in Ponca City, OK are General Studies (103 and 12.8%), Registered Nursing (86 and 10.7%), and General Management Information Systems (80 and 9.91%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,737 students enrolled in Ponca City, OK, 40.2% men and 59.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,301 records, of which 61% were women and 39% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 103 degrees awarded
  2. 86 degrees awarded
  3. 80 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ponca City, OK was General Studies with 103 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Ponca City, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 650 degrees awarded
  2. 138 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern Oklahoma College with 650 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 266 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ponca City, OK, which is 0.492 times less than the 541 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 530 degrees mean that there were 4.31 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 123 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,522) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,335) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.873% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.779% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (965k), Some college (734k), and Bachelors Degree (494k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ponca City, OK was $111,600 in 2022, which is 0.396 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $97,300 to $111,600, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Ponca City, OK is 67.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ponca City, OK have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ponca City, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ponca City, OK is $53,746. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Ponca City, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $82,364, followed by Logan County, OK and McClain County, OK, with respective values of $80,565 and $80,150.

Property

$111,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,222
$11,215
Median Property Taxes
±$522

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ponca City, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.4%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.4% of the housing units in Ponca City, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ponca City, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $82,364, followed by Logan County, OK and McClain County, OK, with respective values of $80,565 and $80,150.

The following map shows all of the counties in Ponca City, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$53,746
Median Household Income
± $2,826
16.6k
Number of Households
± 735

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.6k households in Ponca City, OK grew to $53,746 from the previous year's value of $50,391.

The following chart displays the households in Ponca City, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ponca City, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2022, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.507% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.2%)
  2. Carpooled (12.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.94%)

In 2022, 80.2% of workers in Ponca City, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.2%) and those who worked at home (3.94%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

17.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ponca City, OK have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% of the workforce in Ponca City, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ponca City, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ponca City, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ponca City, OK (7k out of 42.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ponca City, OK is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87% of the population of Ponca City, OK has health coverage, with 38.8% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see 1627 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.914% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1601 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 237 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,627 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oklahoma

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1,627 patients per year. This represents a 0.914% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oklahoma in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.8% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 35.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13%
Uninsured
38.8%
Employer Coverage
18.8%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.63%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ponca City, OK grew by 1.76% from 12.7% to 13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ponca City, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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