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Tonkawa is a city in Kay County, in the Ponca City metro area.

The community was named after Indian tribe.

The latitude of Tonkawa is 36.678N. The longitude is -97.309W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 984 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,160.


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Median household income
Local
$29,387
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tonkawa demographic reports
Tonkawa is on the South Fork River.
The community boomed with the discovery of oil in the 1920s.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Wheatheart Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
  • Tonkawa Tribal Powwow - June 22-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Tonkawa web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Kaw Lake, Lake Ponca
Historic sites and museums: Tonkawa Tribal Museum, A.D. Buck Muesum of Science and History
Colleges and universities: Northern Oklahoma College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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20% of Tonkawa residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tonkawa ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tonkawa was $14,245, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Tonkawa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Tonkawa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $248.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $597.


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Kay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tonkawa political report.

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The average commute time for Tonkawa workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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