Profile for Ponca City, Oklahoma, OK
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Ponca City is a city in Kay County.
The community name derives from Indian term for "sacred leader."
The latitude of Ponca City is 36.706N. The longitude is -97.085W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,010 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,596.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Ponca City demographic reports
Ponca City is near the Arkansas River.
Former and merged names include:
· New Ponca
Founded in the 1893 Cherokee Strip land rush. Developer B.S. Barnes sold his furniture factory in Adrian, MI, staked claims here and sold lots for $2 each
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 131. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 5.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Twister"
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Java Dave's
Local festivals include:
- Iris Festival - May 5, 2007
- Fine Arts Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
- Blues-4-Food Music Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
- Oktoberfest - Oct. 6-7, 2007
- Kaw Fest - June 9, 2007
- Standing Bear Powwow - Sept. 28-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ponca City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Ponca City attractions: Cann Botanical Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Pioneer Woman Museum, Ponca City Cultural Center and Museums, Marland Mansion
Colleges and universities:
Pioneer Area Vocational Technical School
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
18% of Ponca City residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ponca City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ponca City was $17,732, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Ponca City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Ponca City festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Oktoberfest - O
- Iris Festival - M
- Kaw Fest - J
- Fine Arts Festival - S
- Standing Bear Powwow - S
- Blues-4-Food Music Festival - O
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Ponca City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $332. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $696.
Libraries in Ponca City include Ponca City Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ponca City include Ponca City News
Kay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ponca City political report.
The average commute time for Ponca City workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ponca City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Ponca City include Econo Lodge Ponca City, Fairfield Inn-Ponca City, Holiday Inn, Super 8.
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