Ponca City, Oklahoma Population 2021

23,186
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Ponca City is a city located in Kay County Oklahoma. With a 2020 population of 23,186, it is the 20th largest city in Oklahoma and the 1660th largest city in the United States . Ponca City is currently declining at a rate of -1.01% annually and its population has decreased by -8.67% 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 1,261 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ponca City is $62,578 with a poverty rate of 18.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $678 per month, and the median house value is $96,600. The median age in Ponca City is 36.7 years, 34.3 years for males, and 38.7 years for females.

Ponca City Demographics

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

  • White: 75.48%
  • Native American: 8.73%
  • Two or more races: 8.10%
  • Other race: 3.75%
  • Black or African American: 3.47%
  • Asian: 0.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ponca City, Oklahoma is 23,186 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,897.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,387.

Ponca City, Oklahoma Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202142,726-406-0.95%
202043,132-406-0.94%
201943,538-406-0.93%
201843,944-459-1.04%
201744,403-498-1.12%
201644,901-325-0.72%
201545,226-225-0.50%
201445,451-90-0.20%
201345,541-143-0.31%
201245,684-163-0.36%
201145,847-583-1.27%
201046,4300.00%

Ponca City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,21775.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,1068.73%
Two or More Races1,9568.10%
Some Other Race9053.75%
Black or African American8383.47%
Asian1120.46%
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Ponca City Population by Race

Ponca City Population Pyramid $2021

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Ponca City Median Age

36.7


Total

34.3


Male

38.7


Female

Ponca City Adults

There are 18,065 adults, (4,354 of whom are seniors) in Ponca City.

Ponca City Age Dependency

76

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Ponca City Sex Ratio

Female

12,268

50.83%

Male

11,866

49.17%

Ponca City Population by Age

Ponca City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ponca City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.6%21.4%
All62%38%
Non Family52%48%
Female47.2%52.8%
Male43.9%56.1%

62.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ponca City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,6172.4462
Married4,0153.0878.6
Non Family3,7921.2152
Female1,2883.6547.2
Male5223.543.9

3.13

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

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Ponca City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5253.31%
9th to 12th Grade1,5789.96%
High School Graduate4,97531.39%
Some College3,77823.84%
Associates Degree1,75511.07%
Bachelors Degree2,46815.57%
Graduate Degree7694.85%
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Ponca City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ponca City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,34811,0692,748
Native American1,144943150
Hispanic1,02763782
2+ Races844712145
Black54241545
Other Race53326821
Asian878573

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.70%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 83.91%.

Ponca City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,152$38,094$25,888
Less Than 9th Grade$23,889$32,031$18,359
High School Graduate$25,327$31,201$20,788
Some College$31,067$41,823$25,837
Bachelors Degree$38,364$50,221$35,160
Graduate Degree$50,644$85,714$40,724

$31,152

Average Earnings

$38,094

Average Male

$25,888

Average Female

Ponca City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ponca City Language by Age

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Ponca City Language

93.12% of Ponca City residents speak only English, while 6.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.50% of the population.

Ponca City Language

Ponca City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,8562,61015.48%
Hispanic2,36267328.49%
Native2,04349524.23%
Multiple1,93345623.59%
Other90425728.43%
Black80023429.25%
Asian11221.79%

18.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.26%

Male Poverty Rate

20.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ponca City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ponca City is Black, with 29.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ponca City is Asian, with 1.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.48%.

Ponca City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.74%
High School17.53%
Some College12.95%
Bachelors or Greater5.38%

Ponca City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed56.31%
Female Unemployed39.09%
Female Employed10.97%
Male Employed7.48%

Ponca City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ponca City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,043$62,578
Families$55,042$74,510
Married Families$67,392-
Non Families$28,987$40,918
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Income by Household Type

Ponca City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

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 Marital Status

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1,905

Number of Veterans

1,731

Male Veterans

174

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam735
Second Gulf War454
First Gulf War267
Korea121
World War II42

Ponca City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64457
65 to 74418
75+394
18 to 34334
35 to 54302

Ponca City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,64911.59%
2+ Races837.31%
Black8213.62%
Hispanic705.32%
Native American624.44%
Other Race294.71%

Ponca City Veterans by Race

Ponca City Veterans by Education

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7.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ponca City Veterans by Education

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59.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ponca City Employment by Age

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Ponca City Employment by Race

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Ponca City Employment by Education

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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64.68%

Born in Ponca City

97.16%

Native Born

2.84%

Foreign Born

1.59%

Non Citizen

1.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.16% of Ponca City residents were born in the United States, with 64.68% having been born in Oklahoma. 1.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ponca City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,186-237-1.01%
202023,423-237-1.00%
201923,660-237-0.99%
201823,897-230-0.95%
201724,127-299-1.22%
201624,426-187-0.76%
201524,613-80-0.32%
201424,693-65-0.26%
201324,758-103-0.41%
201224,861-108-0.43%
201124,969-339-1.34%
201025,308-611-0.24%
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%

Ponca City Population by Year