Ponca City, OK

Census Place

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2022 Population
24,441
0.237% 1-year decline
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37
0.538% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17.7%
1.03% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$51,367
8.75% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$118,900
15.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ponca City, OK had a population of 24.4k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $51,367. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ponca City, OK declined from 24,499 to 24,441, a −0.237% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,236 to $51,367, a 8.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ponca City, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.33%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (7.52%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.93%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.9%).

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.

98.3% of the residents in Ponca City, OK are U.S. citizens.

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

In 2022, the median property value in Ponca City, OK was $118,900, and the homeownership rate was 61.6%.

Most people in Ponca City, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15 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 24.4k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.73% of Ponca City, OK residents were born outside of the country (668 people).

In 2022, there were 7.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17k people) in Ponca City, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.28k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.84k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% 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 98.5%, 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)
    17k ± 582
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.28k ± 427
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.84k ± 341
9.32%
Hispanic Population
2.28k people

In 2022, there were 7.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17k people) in Ponca City, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.28k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.84k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.32% of the people in Ponca City, OK are hispanic (2.28k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.73%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
668 people
2.41%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
591 people

As of 2022, 2.73% of Ponca City, OK residents (668 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 2.41%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    615 ± 126
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    604 ± 162
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    180 ± 92

Ponca City, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ponca City, OK employs 10.6k people. The largest industries in Ponca City, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,585 people), Manufacturing (1,580 people), and Retail Trade (1,504 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,740), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,534).

Occupations

10.6k
2022 Value
± 657
−0.72%
1 Year decline
± 8.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ponca City, OK declined at a rate of −0.72%, from 10.7k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ponca City, OK, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,132 people), Production Occupations (1,029 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,012 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

10.6k
2022 Value
± 657
−0.72%
1 Year decline
± 8.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ponca City, OK declined at a rate of −0.72%, from 10.7k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ponca City, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,585 people), Manufacturing (1,580 people), and Retail Trade (1,504 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

$39,500
Median earning men ± $3,238
$30,479
Median earning women ± $3,756

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,389), Manufacturing ($56,907), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,194).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($46,354), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,769), and Manufacturing ($41,321).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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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 157 degrees. The student population of Ponca City, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 230 male students and 236 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ponca City, OK are White (115 and 73.2%), followed by Two or More Races (20 and 12.7%), American Indian or Alaska Native (15 and 9.55%), and Hispanic or Latino (4 and 2.55%).

The largest universities in Ponca City, OK by number of degrees awarded are Pioneer Technology Center (138 and 87.9%) and Ponca City Beauty College (245980) (19 and 12.1%).

The most popular majors in Ponca City, OK are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (40 and 25.5%), General Cosmetology (26 and 16.6%), and Computer Installation & Repair Technology (14 and 8.92%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ponca City, OK was $118,900 in 2022, which is 0.422 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $102,600 to $118,900, a 15.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Ponca City, OK is 61.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ponca City, OK have an average commute time of 15 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 $51,367. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Ponca City, OK was Census Tract 3 with a value of $73,421, followed by Census Tract 6 and Census Tract 2.02, with respective values of $72,000 and $64,043.

Property

$118,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,669
$5,752
Median Property Taxes
±$432

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Rent vs Own

61.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.6% of the housing units in Ponca City, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 6
  3. Census Tract 2.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ponca City, OK was Census Tract 3 with a value of $73,421, followed by Census Tract 6 and Census Tract 2.02, with respective values of $72,000 and $64,043.

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

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Household Income

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$51,367
Median Household Income
± $2,867
9.34k
Number of Households
± 596

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.34k households in Ponca City, OK grew to $51,367 from the previous year's value of $47,236.

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 (79.7%)
  2. Carpooled (11.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.99%)

In 2022, 79.7% of workers in Ponca City, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.8%) and those who worked at home (3.99%).

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

15 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ponca City, OK have a shorter commute time (15 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.69% 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

17.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ponca City, OK (4.23k out of 23.9k 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 Females 6 - 11 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

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

87.3% of the population of Ponca City, OK has health coverage, with 38.9% on employee plans, 20% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.45% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kay County, OK see 2561 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.21% decrease from the previous year (2760 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1442 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 433 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,561 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kay County, OK

Primary care physicians in Kay County, OK see an average of 2,561 patients per year. This represents a 7.21% decrease from the previous year (2,760 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.7% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 34.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.7%
Uninsured
38.9%
Employer Coverage
20%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
1.45%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ponca City, OK grew by 1.96% from 12.5% to 12.7%.

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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