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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B+
Ponca City is a town in Oklahoma with a population of 24,579. Ponca City is in Kay County. Living in Ponca City offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ponca City there are a lot of parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Ponca City and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Ponca City are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$661
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Ponca City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    457.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    128.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    112.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,267.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,543
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    141.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Ponca City

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,886
National
$55,322

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Ponca City Reviews

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A smaller town in North Central Oklahoma with a population of around 20,000 people. Not much in the way of entertainment, but is home to two lakes, and many nature activities. Has an assortment of restaurants, both fast food chain and sit-down. Generally a quiet town with a huge sense of community involvement.
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I have lived here all my life. It's been a pretty good town to be raised in. Ponca has lost and gained several businesses through the last 20 years. It seems the only businesses we gain now are cbd stores, vape shops, and bars. There isn't much to do around town for young adults who live modestly. Basically, if you don't find a clique to be part of, you're not going to enjoy it very much here.
Ponca City is a nice place to retire but not raise children. The crime rate is low but there are few activities for children to attend. The job market leaves a lot to be desired. The 2 main employers are Walmart and Dorada Foods. Only they have high rates of turn over. I would like to see bus, train or plane transportation available instead of driving to Perry, Oklahoma.