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Overview

Introduction to Ponca City, Oklahoma

Ponca City, Oklahoma, in Kay county, is 69 miles S of Wichita, Kansas.

Ponca City History

Ponca City was founded by Burton Barnes in 1893. Barnes was the first to survey the city and was also elected as the first mayor of Ponca City. The Ponca Indians originally inhabited this region. The area was initially served by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

Ponca City and nearby Attractions

  • Hartford Shopping Center
  • Ponca City Art Center
  • Pioneer Woman Museum
  • Cann Botanical Gardens
  • Ponca City Cultural Center and Museums
  • Marland Mansion

Things To Do In Ponca City

The Ponca City Cultural Center and Museum, the Pioneer Woman Museum and the Marland Mansion provide insights into the area’s history. The Sun 'n Fun Water Park is also a notable destination. The Pioneer Shopping Center, the Hartford Square Shopping Center and the West Grant Shopping Center are some of the local shopping centers. The Garfield Park, Frazier Park, Lake Ponca Park and Sunset Park provide amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. Local festivals include the Fine Arts Festival, Oktoberfest, the Blues-4-Food Music Festival, the Iris Festival, the Standing Bear Powwow and Kaw Fest.

Ponca City Transportation

Wichita Mid-Continent Airport is the nearest major airport.

Ponca City Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Cowley County Community College, Langston University and Oklahoma State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,579
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+10,550
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married45.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.2%
Median Earnings25+$30,079
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,816
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,100

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,990
% Above Poverty Level82.9%
% Below Poverty Level17.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone32.7%
Median Gross Rent$661
Median House Value$88,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.9%
German19.6%
Irish13.3%
English9.3%
French Except Basque2.5%
Scottish1.6%
Italian1.6%
Swedish1%
Polish1%
Welsh0.9%
Swiss0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Czech0.4%
Greek0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Russian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Ponca City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kay County
Standard Zip Codes74601, 74604
P.O. Box Zip Codes74602
Phone Area Codes580
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.7
Approximate Longitude-97.15

Ponca City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPONCA CITY FAA AP
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip36.4 inches
StationNEWKIRK 1 NW
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationBLACKWELL
Distance12.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 43 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 95 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip35.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blackwell6,845$51,474
Kaw City320$54,375
Marland328$38,333
Newkirk2,358$49,167
Red Rock339$49,180
Tonkawa3,109$55,147

Ponca City Public Libraries

Ponca City Library
515 EAST GRAND
Ponca City, Oklahoma
(580) 767-0345

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Ponca City Hospitals

Ponca City Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1900 North 14th Street
(580) 765-3321

Ponca City Public Schools

Garfield Es
600 South 8th Street
ZIP: 74601
(580) 767-8030
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
Liberty Es
505 West Liberty
ZIP: 74601
(580) 767-8040
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Lincoln Es
1501 West Grand Avenue
ZIP: 74601
(580) 767-8050
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Ponca City East Ms
612 East Grand
ZIP: 74601
(580) 767-8010
Other
Total Enrollment 357
Ponca City Hs
927 North Fifth
ZIP: 74601
(580) 767-9500
High
Total Enrollment 1500
Ponca City West Ms
1401 West Grand Avenue
ZIP: 74601
(580) 767-8020
Middle
Total Enrollment 697
Roosevelt Es
815 East Highland Avenue
ZIP: 74601
(580) 767-8060
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Union Es
2617 North Union
ZIP: 74601
(580) 767-8035
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
E. M. Trout Es
2109 East Prospect
ZIP: 74604
(580) 767-8070
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Kildare Public School
1265 Church Street
ZIP: 74604
(580) 362-2811
Primary
Total Enrollment 81
Mccord Public School
977 South Mccord Road
ZIP: 74604
(580) 765-8806
Primary
Total Enrollment 263
Woodlands Es
2005 East Woodland Road
ZIP: 74604
(580) 767-8025
Primary
Total Enrollment 375

Ponca City Private Schools

First Lutheran School
1104 N 4th St
ZIP: 74601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 155
St Mary's Catholic School
415 S 7th St
ZIP: 74601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 110
Ponca City Christian Academy
901 Monument Rd Bldg 3
ZIP: 74604
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
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