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Ponca City, Oklahoma
Ponca City is located at 36°42'45" North, 97°4'21" West (36.712422, -97.072431).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 25,919 people, 10,636 households, and 7,019 families residing in the city. The population density is 552.6/km² (1,431.0/mi²). There are 11,871 housing units at an average density of 253.1/km² (655.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 84.18% White, 2.99% African American, 6.27% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.08% from other races, and 3.75% from two or more races. 4.43% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 10,636 households out of which 31.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% are married couples living together, 11.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% are non-families. 30.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.95.
In the city the population is spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $31,406, and the median income for a family is $39,846. Males have a median income of $32,283 versus $20,098 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,732. 16.0% of the population and 12.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 23.6% of those under the age of 18 and 9.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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