Ponca City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 24,758 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Ponca City is the 15th largest community in Oklahoma.
Ponca City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ponca City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ponca City who work in office and administrative support (15.09%), sales jobs (9.59%), and food service (8.23%).
One of the benefits of Ponca City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.94 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In terms of college education, Ponca City is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.25% of adults 25 and older in Ponca City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ponca City in 2010 was $22,349, which is upper middle income relative to Oklahoma, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,396 for a family of four. However, Ponca City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ponca City is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ponca City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ponca City residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Ponca City include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Ponca City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.