Ponca City, Oklahoma Population 2020

23,501
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Ponca City is a city located in Oklahoma. With a 2020 population of 23,501, it is the 19th largest city in Oklahoma and the 1634th largest city in the United States. Ponca City is currently declining at a rate of -1.12% annually and its population has decreased by -7.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,387 in 2010. Ponca City reached it's highest population of 26,359 in 1990. Spanning over 20 miles, Ponca City has a population density of 1,278 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ponca City is $59,309 with a poverty rate of 17.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $668 per month, and the median house value is $93,700. The median age in Ponca City is 36.6 years, 33.9 years for males, and 38.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.9 males.

Ponca City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ponca City was:

  • White: 76.12%
  • Native American: 8.43%
  • Two or more races: 7.75%
  • Black or African American: 3.71%
  • Other race: 3.40%
  • Asian: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ponca City, Oklahoma is 23,501, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,033.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,387.

Ponca City, Oklahoma Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202043,439-361-0.83%
201943,800-361-0.82%
201844,161-361-0.82%
201744,522-435-0.98%
201644,957-317-0.71%
201545,274-213-0.47%
201445,487-79-0.17%
201345,566-137-0.30%
201245,703-158-0.35%
201145,861-572-1.25%
201046,4330.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,59176.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,0608.43%
Two or More Races1,8927.75%
Black or African American9053.71%
Some Other Race8313.40%
Asian1450.59%
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Ponca City Population Pyramid 2020

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Ponca City Median Age

36.6


Total

33.9


Male

38.9


Female

Ponca City Adults

There are 18,197 adults, (4,340 of whom are seniors) in Ponca City.

Ponca City Age Dependency

76.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Ponca City Sex Ratio

Female

12,344

50.54%

Male

12,080

49.46%

Ponca City Households and Families

Ponca City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ponca City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.1%20.9%
All62%38%
Non Family51.8%48.2%
Male45.3%54.7%
Female45%55%

62.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,6982.4562
Married4,0743.0979.1
Non Family3,7991.1651.8
Female1,3113.8145
Male5143.4545.3

3.17

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Ponca City Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5073.19%
9th to 12th Grade1,70710.76%
High School Graduate5,03331.71%
Some College3,63422.90%
Associates Degree1,72110.84%
Bachelors Degree2,39115.07%
Graduate Degree8775.53%
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Ponca City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,47011,0732,756
Native American1,082879151
Hispanic1,039680105
Multiple Races825667156
Other Race49327821
Black48437546
Asian1108060

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.55%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,724$37,620$25,655
Less Than High School$22,354$30,129$20,036
High School Grad$25,088$33,277$20,393
Some College$30,733$40,764$26,388
Bachelors Degree$39,253$49,800$34,832
Graduate Degree$48,750$50,833$47,917

$30,724

Average Earnings

$37,620

Average Male

$25,655

Average Female

Ponca City Language

Ponca City Language by Age

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Ponca City Language

93.43% of Ponca City residents speak only English, while 6.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.21% of the population.

Ponca City Poverty

Ponca City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,0542,36613.87%
Hispanic2,40875731.44%
Native2,00157928.94%
Multiple1,87144323.68%
Other83028133.86%
Black87227431.42%
Asian14542.76%

17.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.12%

Male Poverty Rate

18.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ponca City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ponca City is Other, with 33.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ponca City is Asian, with 2.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.84%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.70%
High School16.62%
Some College12.08%
Bachelors or Greater4.84%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed50.35%
Female Unemployed48.04%
Female Employed10.22%
Male Employed8.11%

Ponca City Income

Ponca City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,291$59,309
Families$54,384$70,760
Married Families$66,161-
Non Families$26,325$38,395
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Ponca City Marital Status

Ponca City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Ponca City Married by Age and Sex

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Ponca City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ponca City Marital Status by Race

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Ponca City Veterans

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1,784

Number of Veterans

1,631

Male Veterans

153

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam750
Second Gulf War297
First Gulf War241
Korea124
World War II101
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64496
75+418
65 to 74377
35 to 54257
18 to 34236
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,58910.94%
Black7311.85%
Indian594.67%
2 or More524.61%
Hispanic342.53%
Other112.01%

Ponca City Veterans by Education

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7.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ponca City Employment Status

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59.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.19%

Born in Oklahoma

96.63%

Native Born

3.37%

Foreign Born

2.07%

Non Citizen

1.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.63% of Ponca City residents were born in the United States, with 65.19% having been born in Oklahoma. 2.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202023,501-266-1.12%
201923,767-266-1.11%
201824,033-176-0.73%
201724,209-266-1.09%
201624,475-182-0.74%
201524,657-72-0.29%
201424,729-59-0.24%
201324,788-99-0.40%
201224,887-105-0.42%
201124,992-332-1.31%
201025,324-595-0.23%
200025,919-440-0.17%
199026,3591210.05%
198026,2382980.11%
197025,9401,5290.61%
196024,4114,2311.92%
195020,1803,3861.85%
194016,7946580.40%
193016,1369,0858.63%
19207,0514,53010.83%
19102,521-7-0.03%
19002,5280.00%