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Ponca, Nebraska
(Dixon County)

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The location of Ponca

Welcome to Ponca ...

The city of Ponca is located in Dixon County and is the County Seat for Dixon County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Ponca has a population of 933 people<1> (see below for details).

Ponca is 1,210 feet [369 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Ponca lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Ponca: (402) & (531)<3>

The ZIP code for Ponca: 68770<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ponca had a population of 961 people (which is 16.02% of the total population of Dixon County). This makes Ponca the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Ponca represents 0.05% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 116th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 961 people, the population of Ponca decreased 9.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,062 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Ponca had an population of 933 people. This is a decrease of 2.91% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.15% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ponca.

Communities near Ponca ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Ponca and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Akron (IA)   [Map]   1,461   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sioux City (IA)   [Map]   82,514   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Allen   [Map]   359   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dakota City   [Map]   1,860   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Emerson   [Map]   803   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
South Sioux City   [Map]   12,911   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ponca.

Communities Also Named Ponca ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Nebraska communities named Ponca: This one is located in Dixon County and the other is located in Knox County.

Beyond Nebraska, there are 4 communities that are also named Ponca - they are located in Arkansas, California and Michigan.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ponca.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ponca. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ponca. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ponca. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ponca:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ponca ...

Looking for more information about Ponca? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ponca, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ponca.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Dixon County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ponca. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dixon County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ponca.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ponca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ponca). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ponca or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ponca) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ponca. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ponca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ponca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5651, Longitude: -96.7079     [Map].

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