Ponder, Texas

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High Points

Ponder strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Ponder Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Ponder People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Ponder Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Ponder Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 12% Ponder Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Ponder, Texas

Comparing Ponder to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Racial Diversity 7 2
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 3
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Age of the Population 5 7
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 8 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 9
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
People Living Alone 2 4
Affordability of Rents 2 3

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Ponder Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles W of Denton, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles N of Fort Worth, Texas
County Denton
Standard Zip Codes 76259
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.182
Longitude -97.286

Ponder Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DENTON 2 SE
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 73 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 76 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 54 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 75 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Ponder Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 507 100%
Male 242 47.7%
Female 265 52.3%
Under 18 133 26.2%
18+ 374 73.8%
65+ 44 8.7%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 3.03
White 477 94.1%
African-American 5 1%
Asian 2 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 12 2.4%
Mixed Race 10 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 28 5.5%

Estimated Ponder Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 846
Growth 339
Growth % 66.9%

Ponder Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 26%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.8%
English 15.5%
German 12.4%
French (except Basque) 4.3%
Italian 3.9%
Scotch-Irish 3.5%
Scottish 3.1%
Israeli 2.7%
Irish 1.9%
French Canadian 1.2%
Finnish 1.2%
British 0.8%
Celtic 0.8%
Dutch West Indian 0.8%
Russian 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ponder 507 $61,250
Argyle 2,365 $94,309
Bartonville 1,093 $98,140
Denton 80,537 $51,419
Justin 1,891 $61,328
Krum 1,979 $57,650
Roanoke 2,810 $58,833

Ponder Public Libraries

Betty Foster Public Library
Ponder, Texas
(940) 479-2683

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Ponder High Schools (2004)

Serves 372 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

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