Ponca City by the Numbers

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Demographic information for Ponca City, Oklahoma including education, business, industry, hospital and income levels. These demographics include information about the larger community of Kay County and North Central Oklahoma as well.

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Ponca City by the Numbers

  1. 1. 2008 ponca city O K L A H O M ABY THE NUMBERS usi de us demographics housing singemographics busieducation business busine businessrelocatiomanufacturing acturing u uc retail etai etail eta l technology technology medical al l echnolo echnolog chnology l entertainment goponca.com A M E R I C A’ S FA M I LY B U S I N E S S H E A R T L A N D
  2. 2. table of contents P O N C A C I T Y Ponca City: Balancing Your Life, Living the Dream!For those seeking balance in their professional and personal lives, Ponca City offers the security and advantage of a small town with the convenience andservices of a much larger area. The city’s economic opportunties, micropolitan amenities and strategic location have helped make Ponca City one of the top100 American communities, according to Relocate America.Our community is located in the center of the Oklahoma Gateway economic region of north central Oklahoma, providing easy access to three majormetropolitan areas in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Wichita. Ponca City’s location offers a premier location for energy, manufacturing, research and corporatefacilities coupled with an outstanding community in which to live.Whether it is for personal or professional reasons, in Ponca City success is available. We invite you to inquire within. n Demographics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 n Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 n Population . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 n Medical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 n Community Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 n Business Climate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 n Business Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 n Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 n Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 n Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 n Retail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 n Entertainment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 n Relocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 n Military Veterans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 n Police. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 n Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 n Area Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover 2008 Ponca City By the Numbers www.goponca.com
  3. 3. demographicsP O N C A C I T Y Household Income Average Household Income: . . . . . . . $ 57,020 Median Household Income: . . . . . . . $ 45,151 HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY P E R C E N TAG E C O S T O F L I V I N G $150,000 & above . . . . . .3.53% Cost of Living: . . . . . . 91.7% of National Average $100,000 - $149,999 . . . .8.34% Industrial Land Cost: . . . . . . from $.50 per sq.ft. $75,000 - $99,999 . . . . .11.4% Industrial Lease Rates: . . from $1.50 per sq.ft. (annual) $50,000 - $74,999. . . . . .21.16% Office Lease Rates: . . . from $6.50 per sq.ft. (annual) Property Tax Rate: . . . . . . less than one percent $35,000 - $49,999 . . . . .17.25% Sales Tax Rate: . . . . . . . . . . . . State: 4.5% $25,000 - $34,999 . . . . .14.13% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . City: 3.5% $15,000 - $24,999 . . . . . .13.33% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TOTAL: 8.0% $0 - $14,999. . . . . . . . .10.86% Corporate Income Tax Rate . . . . . . . . . 6.0% Source: Claritas Inc., 2007 Source: U.S. Department of Labor; Oklahoma Tax Commission 2007 T A X C O M P A R I S O N S Federal/State/ State/Local Local Tax Burden* Rank in the 50 States Tax Burden* Rank in the 50 StatesOklahoma 27.8% 50 9.0% 45Texas 29.8% 41 9.3% 43Missouri 30.2% 38 1 0.1% 34Arkansas 30.7% 32 10.4% 13Kansas 31.0% 27 11.2% 15Colorado 31.8% 23 10.4% 30Michigan 31.9% 21 11.2% 14Illinois 33.2% 14 10.8% 22 * Tax burdens includes property and local sales tax. Source: “State and Local Tax Burdens Comparison” The Tax Foundation, 2007 1 2008 Ponca City By the Numbers www.goponca.com
  4. 4. housing P O N C A C I T Y Whether you are looking for a modest starter home or a country estate, Ponca City offers you a new home that costs 20% less than the national average.New housing development includes the Huntington Tract and the just announced Fox Run development next to Lake Ponca and the Wentz Golf Course.These new construction homes share our community with stately homes built during an era where pride of craftsmanship reached a new high, as well asnewer homes that offer a customized feel and the lifestyle choices demanded by today’s consumer. All Ponca City homes share a commute that is measuredin minutes and a community that is committed to a classic American lifestyle. Walk to school or the park, hit the trails, bike to the lake or visit the new PoncaCity Recreation Center, now under construction, after work. It’s all within easy reach. OW NER OCCUPIED H O U S I N G U N I T S H O U S I N G VA LU E S Total Housing Units . . . . . . . . . . . 18,389 $60,000 & Under: . . . . . . 6.01% Owner Occupied: . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72% $60,000 - $100,000 . . . . . 28.06% Renter Occupied: . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28% $100,000 - $200,000 . . . . 20.46% Average Owner Occupied Housing . . . $64,923 $200,000 & Up . . . . . . . 5.47% Range of Housing: . . . . . .$11,500 - $450,000 Multifamily Units: . . . . . . . . . . . . .3073 Average Length of Residence . . . . . . 12 yearsSource: Claritas Inc., 2007; North Central Board of Realtors 2007 population P O N C A C I T Y Average Age of Total Population . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.7 yrs. P O P U L A T I O N BY R ACE / E THN I C I T Y Market Area Population . . . . . . . . . 98,823 White-Non Hispanic . . . . . . 77.7% (includes incorporated areas of Kay County and portions of Garfield, Grant, Noble, Osage, Pawnee Counties and Southern Kansas.) Hispanic . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.6% Kay County Population. . . . . . . . . . 46,434 African American . . . . . . . 3.0% Total Households . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8,389 American Indian/Alaska Native . 7.5% Male . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.7% Asian/Pacific Islander. . . . . . 0.9% Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.3% Some Other Race . . . . . . . 2.6% Ponca City Population . . . . . . . . . . 25,759 Two or More Races . . . . . . 3.7% Sources: Claritas Inc., U.S Census - 2007 Estimates OSU Center for Applied Economic Research – 2008 Estimates2 2008 Ponca City By the Numbers www.goponca.com
  5. 5. medicalP O N C A C I T Y Ponca City Medical CenterNumber of Licensed Beds: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Major projects for 2007-08 include:Emergency Dept. Beds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 COMPLETED PROJECTS.Level II Trauma Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,000 visits per year Expanded parking Women’s CenterPHYSICIANS AND SERVICES: Outpatient Therapy CenterActive Staff: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 CONSTRUCTION STARTEDCourtesy Staff: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 17 bed Emergency DepartmentHospital Employees: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465 PATIENT CARE (2006)SPECIALTIES INCLUDE Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,767n Anesthesia n Oncology Births . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 547n Cardiology n OB/GYN Outpatient Visits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66,729n Hematology n Pediatrics Surgeries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,535n Internal Medicine n Podiatry Home Health Visits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,613n Neurology n Radiologyn Orthopedics n Urology www.poncamedcenter.com PONCA CITY PHYSICIANS & MEDICAL FACILITIES Physicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 1 Dentists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Optometrists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Urgent Care Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Home Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Rehabilitation Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Orthopedic Sports Physicians. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Renal Care Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Cancer Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 KAY COUNTY & MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS Medical Doctors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Osteopaths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Registered Nurses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376 Source: Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, 2006; Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, 2006; Oklahoma Board of Nursing, 2006community servicesP O N C A C I T Yn Ponca City Fire Department - Locally operated with four fire stations and 65 firefightersn Ponca City Police Department – One officer per every 500 citizens (see page 13 for more information)n Ambulance Transfer – services provided by Ponca City Fire Department and supported by air ambulancen Citizens Police Academyn Enhanced 911 systemn Crime Stoppersn Emergency Management- operates and maintains a warning system for the Ponca City arean Elderly Living Alone Programn Neighborhood Watchn United Way - supports 17 non-profit agencies, which provides a wide range of human services For more information, please go to www.poncacityok.com/information. 3 2008 Ponca City By the Numbers www.goponca.com
  6. 6. business climate P O N C A C I T Y Our local business community has long recognized the ease of conducting commerce in Ponca City based upon our user friendly government, excellent location, and transportation amenities.With its unique flavor of classic Americana, Ponca City has become a magnet for small and middle size companies. Many of these firms are family owned,including America’s 2004 SBA Family Owned Business of the Year, while others offer a talented and motivated workforce the opportunity to excel. Indeed,the strong partnership between businesses and the community creates an exceptional environment for a desirable professional and personal lifestyle. CO UNT Y WORKFO RCE BY OCCUPATION S Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.20% Construction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.68% Sales and Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.00% Professional and Related Occupations . . . . . . 18.43% Management, Business and Financial . . . . . . . 11.22% Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.67% Farming, Fishing and Forestry . . . . . . . . . . 0.80% Source: Claritas, Inc. 2007 P O N C A C I T Y WO R K F O RC E CO M M U T E R S Less than 15 minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.53% 15 -29 minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.25% 30-60+ minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.22% Average Travel Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.8 minutes National Average: . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.5 minutes Source: Claritas, Inc. 2007 W O R K F O R C E I N A R E ATotal population within the labor area: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104,517*Includes Kay County and portions of Garfield, Grant, Noble, Osage, Pawnee Counties and portions of Cowley and Sumner Counties, KansasTotal Workforce within the Labor area: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47,206*POTENTIAL APPLICANT POOLEstimated Unemployed: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,477Estimated Underemployed: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,331Not Actively Seeking Work: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,427TOTAL: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,235*4 *Source: Estimates from People Quick Facts 2008 Ponca City By the Numbers www.goponca.com
  7. 7. business supportP O N C A C I T Y Qualifying companies may be eligible for the following assistance programs for relocating or expanding their business in Ponca City:n Ponca City Economic Development Incentive Programs PONCA CITY AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL PARK Shovel Ready, Certified Industrial Parkn The Oklahoma Quality Jobs Act Contact: Ponca City Development Authorityn New Jobs Tax Credit 580.765.7070 or (fax) 580.765.0969n Workforce Training Programs www.goponca.comn New Market Tax Credits LANDn Tax Incentives on Indian Lands n 150 acre, shovel ready Certified Industrial Park n Larger adjacent properties availablen Five Year Property Tax Exemption n Percentage developed – 59%n State Enterprise Zone Benefits n Percentage occupied – 52 %n Federal Hub Zone Benefits n Pad Ready – 51 acresn Freeport Inventory Tax Exemption n Site plan and plat have been approved by local government n Ample additional area adjacent from the property isn Sales Tax Exemption on Goods Used in Manufacturing available for expansionn Sales Tax Exemption on Energy Used in Manufacturing n Adjacent to the Ponca City Airport UTILITIES EMPLOYER RATINGS OF THE n Size of sanitary sewer – 20” and 24” from Industrial Park WORKFORCE - PONCA CITY n Waste water capacity per day – 5.1 MGD from Industrial Park n Size of municipal water lines – 16” to Industrial Park Excellent Good Fair Poor n Water capacity in gallons per day – 3 MGD to Industrial ParkProductivity: 44% 56% 0% 0% n Electrical service – Provider: Ponca City Utility Authority n Gas – Provider: Oklahoma Natural GasWorker Attitudes: 50% 31% 19% 0% n Telephone Service – Provider: AT&TLanguage Competency: 33% 60% 7% 0% n Water/Sanitary Service – Provider: Ponca City Utility Authority n Broadband – Providers: Ponca City Utility Authority / AT&TMath Competency: 27% 60% 7% 6%Skilled Worker Availability: 3% 66% 31% 0%Unskilled Worker Availability: 31% 44% 19% 6%Professional Worker Availability: 7% 47% 39% 7%Technical Worker Availability: 7% 65% 21% 7% Ponca City Workforce assessment Study 2005 conducted by Pathfinders, Dallas, Texas EMPLOYER RATINGS OF THE WORKFORCE - NATIONALLYU.S. Median Excellent Good Fair PoorProductivity: 27% 58% 12% 5%Worker Attitudes: 21% 56% 29% 6%Language Competency: 13% 53% 28% 8%Math Competency: 11% 50% 33% 1%Skilled Worker Availability: 6% 43% 36% 18%Unskilled Worker Availability: 25% 52% 20% 7% For a complete list of available landProfessional Worker Availability: 6% 38% 38% 14% and buildings, go to www.goponca.comTechnical Worker Availability: 6% 33% 42% 21% and click on “AVAILABLE SITES” Ponca City Workforce assessment Study 2005 conducted by Pathfinders, Dallas, Texas 5 2008 Ponca City By the Numbers www.goponca.com
  8. 8. manufacturing P O N C A C I T Y AMERICA’S FAMILY BUSINESS HEARTLAND MANUFACTURERSPonca City’s manufacturing base is both diverse and innovative. Locally made products include a wide range of home construction products; aerospacecomponents; energy related products; specialty food products and food processing; heating and air conditioning units, parts and supplies and so much more.Ponca City industries employee state-of-the-art technologies used in steel and metal fabrication, telecommunications, and energy production. Simply put,Ponca City is not only a benchmark for Oklahoma, it also is widely recognized as a worldwide leader in numerous diversified manufacturing areas. n AIR SYSTEMS COMPONENTS n GARROUTTE PRODUCTS HVAC grills and diffusers Leather manufacturer-saddles & tack www.airsysco.com www.circlegbrand.com n AIRGAS n HEAD COUNTRY FOOD PRODUCTS, INC. Acetylene and propylene BBQ sauces, seasonings and salsa www.airgas.com www.headcountry.com n AMERICAN SUPER CAR CONCEPTS n JUPITER SULPHUR Specialty automotive replicas Sulphur production from refinery waste www.americansupercarconcepts.com www.tkinet.com n AMERICAN IRON SPORTS (Tonkawa) n LINDSAY MANUFACTURING INC. Sports related products including batting cages, Residential and commercial central vacuum systems sports complex equipment www.lindsaymfg.com www.americanironsports.com n MERTZ MANUFACTURING, LLC n BLISS INDUSTRIES, LLC. Motorized equipment & heavy fabrication Hammer mill and pelletizers www.mertzok.com www.bliss-industries.com n MID AMERICA DOOR n CENTERLINE, INC. Commercial and residential overhead door fabrication Repairs, tests & assembles high end spindles www.midamericadoor.com www.centerline-inc.com n NORTHERN OKLAHOMA INSULATING n CAMERON VALVES Sand blasting, painting, commercial insulating Ball valves www.noicoonline.com www.c-a-m.com n PONCA IRON & METAL, INC. n CAMERON COMPRESSION Steel and scrap Compression equipment and services www.yaffeco.net www.c-a-m.com n PRECISION TOOL & DIE n CONTINENTAL CARBON Tool and die, metal fabrication, laser cutting Carbon black n PRIZM POWDER COATING www.continentalcarbon.com Powder and ceramic parts coating n CONTINENTAL TECHNOLOGIES www.prizmpowder.com Skid based fabrication,development of R & D research n QUALITY WATER SERVICES www.eltronresearch.com Water and related products n CONOCOPHILLIPS www.qualitywaterservice.com Oil and gas related manufacturing and refinery n QUARTER TURN RESOURCES, INC. www.conocophillips.com Distribution and modification of natural gas pipeline valves n COOKSHACK, INC. and accessories Manufactures electric meat smokers & BBQ accessories www.qtrinc.biz www.cookshack.com n SMITH TECHNOLOGIES n CUSTOM MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT (CME) Oil and mining related drill bits Heating, air and ventilation systems www.smith.com www.cmemultizone.com n TYSON n ENCOMPASS TOOL AND MACHINE, INC. Ready-to-eat production plant Injection molds, tool and die www.tyson.com www.encompasstool.com n EVANS & ASSOCIATES This is a partial list. Asphalt and concrete production6 www.evans-assoc.com 2008 Ponca City By the Numbers www.goponca.com
  9. 9. technologyP O N C A C I T Y The innovative economy has found a safe, secure home in Ponca City.In 2007, the International Economic Development Council presented The Ponca City Development Authority with the “Partnership of the Year” award forplaying a crucial role, and partnering with Oklahoma State University and ConocoPhillips in the development of the University Multispectral Laboratories(UML), the world’s first facility dedicated to the multispectral testing of sensors. ConocoPhillips continues to operate a world class energy research facilityin the community pioneering next generation energy for the global economy. Three other new hi-technology companies recently selected Ponca City as thesite for new locations due to our broadband infrastructure, abundance of knowledge workers and lifestyle considerations.Ponca City’s close proximity to the oil and gas industry, and first class educational resources, as well as short commutes, speed to market and low businesscosts have spawned business service industry clusters. INSPECTION AND ENGINEERING SERVICES SENSOR RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT/TESTING n SGS-FTS Inspection and Engineering Services Inc. n University Multispectral Laboratories www.ftsinspection.com www.okstate-uml.org n Consulting and Field Services www.consultingandfieldservices.com SEISMIC INSTRUMENTS & DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS n Seismic Source SOFTWARE/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY www.seismicsource.com n Host Analytics n Pelton Company Inc www.hostanalytics.com www.peltonco.com n PBE Data Concepts www.pbepro.com HIGH TECH MANUFACTURING CLUSTER The map below shows Ponca City to be located as a rural manufacturing supercluster. Map C-14: Geographic Distribution of Establishments by U.S. County, 2004 Source: Unlocking Rural Competitiveness: The Role of Regional Clusters 7 2008 Ponca City By the Numbers www.goponca.com
  10. 10. education P O N C A C I T Y District Area & Enrollment.This district offers grades Pre K to the 12th grade. It is comprised of seven Elementary Schools, two MS/JHS, and one High School. The district covered235 square miles with 21.9 students per square mile. There are also three parochial schools in Ponca City: St. Mary’s Catholic School, Ponca City ChristianAcademy and First Lutheran School.2005/2006 Average Enrollment (ADM) . . . . . . . . 5,146.5Students in Gifted/Talented Programs . . . . . . . . . . 10.0%Students in Special Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.4%2005-06 Classroom Teachers & Professional Support (FTE)Regular Classroom Teachers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309.7Students per Regular Classroom Teacher . . . . . . . . . . 16.6Avg. Salary (w/Fringe) of Reg. Class rm. Teachers . . . $38,181Regular Clrm Teachers w/ Advanced Degree(s) . . . . . 25.5%Avg.Years of Experience. Reg. Class rm. Teachers . . . 11.6 yrs.Special Education Teachers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.3%Other Certified Professional Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.6%Certified Counselors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.9% OKL A HOM A CO R E C U R R IC U LU M TE S T “REGUL AR E D .” S TU D E N T S * All numbers are % Satisfactory & Above 5th Grade District State 8th Grade District State Math: 86% 84% Math: 83% 80% Science: 89% 88% Science: 89% 86% Reading: 85% 84% Reading: 88% 85% Writing: 90% 90% Writing: 96% 92% History/Const/Government: 72% 69% History/Const/Government: 78% 72% HIGH SCHOOL END-OF-INSTRUCTION TEST “REGULAR ED.” STUDENTS* District State English II: 80% 72% U.S. History: 75% 73% Algebra I: 35% 38% Biology: 64% 54% *Source: Profiles 2006 District Report for Ponca City, Office of Accountability8 2008 Ponca City By the Numbers www.goponca.com
  11. 11. education, cont.P O N C A C I T Y A D D I T I O N A L H I G H S C H O O L P E R F O R M A N C E *Dropout Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.0% HS Graduates Completing Regents College . . . 59.7%Graduation Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94.2% Bound CurriculumAverage GPA of HS Seniors (2006) . . . . . . . . . 3.2 Out-of-State College-Going Rate . . . . . . . . . 8.4%Career-Tech Occupationally-Specific. . . . . . . 47.3% Oklahoma College-Going Rate (03-05) . . . . . 57.0% Program Participation Rate (Class of 03-05) Oklahoma College Freshmen taking at least. . . 26.1 % one remedial course in Math, Eng, Science or ReadingCareer-Tech Occupationally-Specific. . . . . . . 79.8% (03-05) Completion Rate (Class of 03-05) Oklahoma College Freshmen with . . . . . . . 70.7%ACT Participation Rate (Class of 2006) . . . . . 63.6% GPA 2.0 or AboveAverage ACT Scores (Class of 2006) . . . . . . . 21.8 Oklahoma College Completion Rate (97-99) . . 52.5% *Source: Profiles 2006 District Report for Ponca City, Office of Accountability Pioneer Technology Center Oklahoma State University n 2006 Total enrollment – 10,328 n 181 undergraduate degree programs n Customized Training Programs n 13,46 Full Time Faculty (2006-2007 academic year) n Oklahoma School of Science & Math n Doctoral Degrees in Osteopathic Medicine and (OSSM) for Region Veterinary Medicine n Business Incubator/Business & Industry Services (OSU is one of 27 schools of Vet Med in the US) Served 448 in 2006 n Programs include Business/Marketing, Agriculture, n Plan Room providing specs and prints for Engineering and Education construction in Oklahoma & Kansas. http://osu.okstate.edu www.pioneertech.org Cowley College - Arkansas City, KS University Center of Ponca City n Over 4,400 students enrolled each year. n 49 Degree Programs Offered n More than 70 major & Degrees. n Online Classes n Average Class size -16 students n Bachelors and Masters Programs www.cowley.edu n University Partnerships include OSU, OU and NSU www.ulcno.com Northern Oklahoma College n Enrollment of 2,234 students n Comprehensive Nursing Program n Over 70 associate degree programs offered n Online classes www.north-ok.edu 9 2008 Ponca City By the Numbers www.goponca.com
  12. 12. P O N C A retail C I T Y Ponca City has a thriving combination of local shops and nationwide chains.We have many major brand retailers including two new Starbucks locations, Walmart Supercenter, Lowe’s, J.C. Penny’s, The Buckle, Goody’s, Aldi’sand Hibbett’s Sports. We also have a wonderful range of locally owned retail stores and boutiques that add to the charm of Ponca City. Grand Avenue(Ponca City’s Main Street) is lined with historical buildings housing some of these unique stores, restaurants and boutiques.n Annual retail sales for 2007:. . . . . . . . . . $358,258,450*n Annual retail sales for 2006:. . . . . . . . . . $354,164,370*n Annual retail sales for 2005:. . . . . . . . . . $330,641,000* Source: *City of Ponca City Gross Sales Tax, Penalty & Interest Collection by the Oklahoma Tax Commission entertainment P O N C A C I T Y Ponca City is unlike anyplace else to be found on the prairie.It can’t be categorized as an oil town, cow town, a farming community, rural or urban because it offers something for every lifestyle and taste. Locatedin the heart of the great plains regional triangle 90 minutes from Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Wichita, Ponca City offers an abundance of water sports andrecreational activities on area lakes. With miles of shoreline to explore, you can enjoy a day, weekend or a lifetime of fishing, boating and a host of otherfamily recreations. Avid sportsmaen will enjoy include hunting deer, turkey and other game. In addition, golf is available on two challenging 18-hole coursesor try your hand at our 18 hole disc golf course. Ponca City’s weather allows you to pursue outdoor activities year around with enough space to breathepaired with the closeness of numerous metropolitan locations. n Recreation n Recreation Facilities n 17,927 acres of lake for all water activities n New 16 million dollar YMCA Facility n Two 18-Hole Golf Courses (under construction) n Three Movie Theatres n AMBUC Public Pool n 28 Community-wide parks n Senior Citizen Center n Lake Ponca Recreation Area n Unity Gym n BMX Bike/Skate Park n Wentz Camp and Pool n Moto Cross Track n Sun’n Fun Waterpark n 18 Hole Disc Golf n Model Airplane Park n Woodridge Soccer Center n War Memorial Park Trail n Seven Tribal Casinos10 Photo courtsey of Beverly Bryant/Ponca City News 2008 Ponca City By the Numbers www.goponca.com
  13. 13. entertainment, cont.P O N C A C I T Yn Community Events n Grand National Moto-Cross Championship Hand painted lobby art from the n Classic Car Show collection of the Poncan Theatre, n Herb Festival/Draggin’ Grand circa 1931-37. This is the largest n Holiday Tree Lighting, Parade, & Gala known collection in the world. n July 4th Freedom Celebration www.poncantheatre.org n Oktoberfest n Standing Bear Pow Wow n Kawfest & Christmas in July at Kaw Lake n Monthly Fly-In Breakfast n 101 Wild West Ranch Rodeo n High Velocity Boat Races n Farmers Market (Seasonal) n Cherokee Strip B-B-Q and Chili Cook-Off n Blues for Food Music Festival n Ponca City Fine Arts Festival n Ponca City Main Street Historic Homes Tourn Cultural Facilities n Pioneer Woman Museum n Marland Mansion n Poncan Theatre (Concerts, Movies, Live Theatre, Movie Memorabilia) n Standing Bear Park (Museum, Walking Trail, Labyrinth n Ponca City Art Center n Ponca City Public Library (79,000 books, Public computers, Matzene Art Collection, Genealogy Collection) n ArtsPlace Art Gallery n Conoco Oil Museum n Marland Grand Home 101 Ranch Memorabilia, Native American Collection, DAR Museum n POW/MIA Memorial n Ponca Military Academy Memorialn Performance Arts n Ponca City Concert Series n Ponca City Arts & Humanities Free Performances n Ponca Playhouse Community Theatre n Arts Adventure Summer Art Camp n Red Bud Jazz Festival n Poncan Theatre Free Summer Film Festivals Summer Evening by Birger Sandzen Oil on Canvas, 1922 From the Matzene Collection of the Ponca CIty Library 11 2008 Ponca City By the Numbers www.goponca.com
  14. 14. relocation P O N C A C I T Y In Ponca City - Success is Available . . . Inquire Within.Ponca City, Oklahoma offers a unique balance between your professional and personal life. You can easily close the deal and pick up the kids from schoolin the same afternoon. Our community is economically powerful, self sustaining and well connected to the world, while never more than a few streets fromthe things that truly matter in life.The business climate in Ponca City is one you would expect in a community committed to diversifying its economy. Manufacturing, oil and gas,IT/Technology and business to business services are just some of the companies that make up our economy. Ponca City offers a workforce steeped in a farm ethic and ranked as highly productive and reliable by both area employers and a national consulting firm. The balanced life and affordable housing offered in Ponca City provides a significant incentive for our workforce to remain, and a new workforce to grow.Nationally recognized Manufacturing Education Training System (METS)Mobile Training Center.Whether you are relocating a business, yourself or your entire family, PoncaCity’s internationally recognized economic development office stands readyto answer your questions, align you with available resources and provide acustomized business evaluation. Personal and professional success is trulyavailable in Ponca City. We invite you to inquire within. www.goponca.com www.poncacitychamber.com www.poncacityok.com military veterans P O N C A C I T YGo Army Go Navy Go Air Force Go Marines Go Coast Guard www.goponca.comPonca City recognizes the important service that military veterans have provided to defend ourcountry and the freedoms that are the basis of our Nation’s strength. Anyone interested in any ofthe areas of industry that are available in and around the Ponca City are encouraged to find outmore about companies that are looking at hiring retired, recently separated or those looking tosoon separate from military service.Many of the businesses in Ponca City have active duty military employees in the NationalGuard and look forward to their return home to family, friends and employment.The Ponca City Police Department and the University Multispectral Laboratories are twoexamples of proud employers of currently serving and retired military personnel goponca.com & GIJobs.com (job listings)12 2008 Ponca City By the Numbers www.goponca.com
  15. 15. policeP O N C A C I T Y Approximately 75% of Ponca City Police Officers have achieved training certificates beyond the basic State CLEET certificate.This compares with a statewide average of 26%. There are only seven municipal police department in Oklahoma that have this accreditation. Ponca City hasa crime clearance rate of 33.67% which is ahead of the national 20% clearance rate for criminal offenses. Enhanced 911 Service Full Service Jail n Police Officers . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Tactical Unit (2 police officers per every 1,000 citizens) Police Canine Services Investigation Division with Nine Full-time Detectives n Reserve Police Officers . . . . . . . . . 2 Training Unit n Average Years of Service, Officer . . .10.4 School Resource Officers Volunteer Corps n Average Officer Age . . . . . . . . 38.05 Citizen & Youth Police Academies CRIME STATISTICS 2006 Ponca City National Average Rape 11 31 Robbery 15 149 Homicide 0 6 Motor Vehicle Theft 69 398 *Based on Ponca City Police Department 2006 Annual ReportweatherP O N C A C I T Y “If you don’t like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute and it’ll change.” Will RogersWeather in Ponca City is moderate with the average high in the winter months being 44°F and an average high of 94°F in the summer. Our climateis conducive to many outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting (year round), sailing, boating, climbing and all types of sports such as soccer and baseball.For a complete list of high and low weather temperatures, please go to www.goponca.com 13 2008 Ponca City By the Numbers www.goponca.com
  16. 16. 2008 P O N C A map C I T YBY THE NUMBERS MILEAGE FROM PONCA CITY TO: Wichita, Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 mls. Tulsa, Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 mls. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 mls. Springfield, Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273 mls. Kansas City, Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 mls. Dallas, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307 mls. Amarillo, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364 mls. Little Rock, Arkansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367 mls. Houston, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 547 mls. Denver, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602 mls. Source: Rand McNally Driving Distances, 2006 TRANSPORTATION Interstate . . . . . . . I-35 Highway . . . . . . . US 60 Ponca City Expressway Rail . . . . . . . . . . Burlington Northern Santa Fe Airport . . . . . . . . 7,200 foot runway (PNC 7200 x 150) Airnav.com (KPNC) 2008 Ponca City By the Numbers www.goponca.com

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