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Welcome to Ponca City ...

The city of Ponca City is primarily located in Kay County<1> (at the time of its founding, Ponca City was located in Oklahoma Territory). A portion of Ponca City extends into Osage County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ponca City has a population of 23,719 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ponca City.

Ponca City is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Ponca City: (580)

The ZIP code for Ponca City: 74601<4>

Websites for Ponca City ...

Official Website: www.poncacityok.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ponca City had an population of 23,719 people. This is a decrease of 6.57% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ponca City had a population of 25,387 people (which is 54.52% of the total population of Kay County). This makes Ponca City the county's most populous community.

The population of Ponca City represents 0.68% of the population of Oklahoma (which has 3,751,351 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,387 people, the population of Ponca City decreased 2.05% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 25,919 people).

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

Communities near Ponca City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ponca City.

  • Blackwell [Kay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackwell
    • Blackwell [Kay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Ponca City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,526 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackwell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackwell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blackwell<7>
  • Tonkawa [Kay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonkawa
    • Tonkawa [Kay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Ponca City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,958 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonkawa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tonkawa<7>
  • Newkirk [Kay County]
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    • Newkirk [Kay County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Ponca City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,162 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newkirk have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newkirk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newkirk<7>
  • Kaw City [Kay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaw City
    • Kaw City [Kay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Ponca City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 375 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaw City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kaw City<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Red Rock [Noble County]
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      • Red Rock [Noble County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Ponca City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 285 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Rock<7>
    • Marland [Noble County]
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      • Marland [Noble County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Ponca City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marland<7>
    • Burbank [Osage County]
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      • Burbank [Osage County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Ponca City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burbank have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burbank
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burbank<7>
    • Kildare [Kay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kildare
      • Kildare [Kay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Ponca City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kildare have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kildare
    • White Eagle [Kay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Eagle
      • White Eagle [Kay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Ponca City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Eagle
    • Braman [Kay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braman
      • Braman [Kay County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northwest of Ponca City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braman have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Braman<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ponca City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ponca City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ponca City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ponca City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ponca City. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ponca City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ponca City ...

Looking for more information about Ponca City? 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 City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ponca City.

Adding Ponca City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ponca City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ponca City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ponca City on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Oklahoma

About Kay County

About Oklahoma

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ponca City: www.poncacityok.com/

The official website for State of Oklahoma: https://www.ok.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oklahoma's counties, including Kay, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ponca City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ponca City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ponca City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ponca City) 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 City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ponca CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ponca City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7098, Longitude: -97.0849    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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