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Real Estate Property Overview For Ponder, Texas

Posted by Kris McCaslin on April 28, 2018
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Ponder is located in Texas. Ponder, Texas has a population of 1,530. Ponder is more family-centric than the surrounding county with 60.47% of the households containing married families with children. The county average for households married with children is 42.72%.

The median list price in Ponder is $249,900. The median list price in Ponder was less than 1% change from April to May. Ponder’s home resale inventories is 11, which decreased 8 percent since April 2018. The median list price per square foot in Ponder is $112. April 2018 was $111.


Distressed properties such as foreclosures and short sales remained the same as a percentage of the total market in May. Ponder, Texas real estate market statistics are calculated by Movoto every day from various sources so that you can stay up-to-date with trends in the Ponder homes for sale market. Movoto displays information on foreclosures, short-sales, and REO (real estate owned) properties in both charts and graphs so that you can see the percentage of distressed listings in Ponder. Movoto is your comprehensive source for Ponder property information. We try to display data that is as accurate as possible, but we cannot guarantee the accuracy of our statistics. The data on this page is for informational purposes only.


The average high temperature in July is 95.9 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 31.3 degrees. The average rainfall is approximately 38.9 inches per year, with 0.3 inches of snow per year.  Click here for a current forecast in Ponder.


Ponder ISD is a school district in Ponder, TX. As of the 2016-2017 school year, it had 1,328 students. The school received an accountability rating of “met standard.” 29.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 7.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher’s salary was $53,383, which is $858 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 15.7 years of experience. The average SAT score at Ponder ISD was 1473. The average ACT score was 21.5. In the Class of 2016 , 97% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 0.2%.


Ponder was at the intersection of Farm roads 156 and 2449 and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway tracks, in western Denton County. Settlers had reached the area by the 1850s. One of the first to arrive was Silas Christal, who settled just west of the site of future Ponder, where he built an oxen-powered gristmill. In 1886 the Santa Fe purchased land for a right-of-way through the community. The railroad called the community Gerald, and in 1887 the first passenger train arrived in town. In 1889, when it was discovered that another Texas town was called Gerald, the town was renamed Ponder, in honor of W. A. Ponder, a prosperous landowner and Denton banker. Ponder received a post office in 1893 with C. N. Skaggs as postmaster in his general store.

Shortly afterward O. H. Sheppard opened the second business in the community, a blacksmith shop. H. F. Wakefield, the area’s largest landowner, owned 17,000 acres, including much of the townsite; he donated land for the school in 1897 and built his home on the eastern side of town, along with several rent houses. The first church in the community was a Baptist church founded in 1893, and the second was a Methodist church founded in 1902. In 1903 Ponder was surveyed for the first time, and the community continued to grow. In 1910 two large businesses were completed, the Ponder State Bank and the Ponder Hotel. Two years later the community had its own waterworks. By 1914 it had several general stores, a livery stable, tailors, and a restaurant.

By the 1920s Ponder had a population of eighty-four and sixteen businesses. In the early 1920s a twelve-grade brick school was constructed, and in 1935 it had 186 students and seven teachers. In 1939 the Ponder Rodeo began. It became a community event, with everyone pitching in to help build the arena and local women’s groups selling refreshments. Admission was twenty-five cents. The rodeo remained in Ponder until 1942, when it was moved to Denton because of gas and rubber rationing during World War II. In 1946 it moved back to Ponder and soon had a new 3,500-seat arena. When Denton started its own rodeo in 1950, the Ponder rodeo ended.


The following is a list of links valuable to those looking to relocate to the Ponder, Texas area:

City of Ponder Website

Ponder Independent School District

Atmos Energy (Gas Company)

Coserv (Electric Company)

Skybeam (Internet Service Provider)

Denton Record Chronicle (Local Newspaper)

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