Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Ponchatoula: City in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States

About

Ponchatoula is a city located in the county of Tangipahoa Parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 6,559 and a population density of 1,375 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 7,545 inhabitants.

The city was created 204 years ago in 1819.

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Location of Ponchatoula on Louisiana map.

Quick Facts about Ponchatoula

Population : 7,545 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Louisiana (United States)
County : Tangipahoa Parish
Postal code : 70454
Phone Area Codes : 985
Area : 4.77 km2
Altitude : 26 feet / 8 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1820 (204 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 03:22:08 (14th June 2024)
Density : 1,582 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 13.07% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Ponchatoula is located at 30°26'20"N 90°26'29"W (30.4388000, -90.4414800).

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Demographics

The population of Ponchatoula increased by 13.07% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 6,559 - census
2011 6,628 1.04% estimation process
2012 6,679 0.76% estimation process
2013 6,771 1.36% estimation process
2014 6,830 0.86% estimation process
2015 6,975 2.08% estimation process
2016 7,098 1.73% estimation process
2017 7,207 1.51% estimation process
2018 7,323 1.58% estimation process
2019 7,369 0.62% estimation process
2020 7,545 2.33% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 11,035
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 11,387
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -3.1%
April 1, 2020 Population : 10,837
April 1, 2010 Population : 11,387
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.0%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 21.9%
People over 65 (%) : 19.4%
Female persons, % : 49.0%
White only, percent : 93.4%
Black or African American alone, percent : 1.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.5%
Asians alone % : 3.5%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.4%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 16.1%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 78.4%
2015-2019 Veterans : 563
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 9.0%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 5,060

Ponchatoula zip code is 70454. County name: Tangipahoa, County fips: 22105

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 5,060
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 76.9%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $108,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,137
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $454
2015-2019 median gross rent : $637
Permits for construction, 2020 : 18
2015-2019 Households : 4,335
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.55
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 91.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 84.6%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 78.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 84.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 14.9%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 6.8%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 8.9%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 65.7%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 59.2%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 4,136
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 15,465
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 60,672
2012 total retail sales per capita : $5,380
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $56,673
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $29,021
Percentage of people living in poverty : 9.2%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 213
2019 total employment : 2,994
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 129,244
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : -2.0%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 638
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 846
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 534
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 267
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 57
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 763
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 133
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 657
2010 population per square mile : 28.3
2010 land area in square miles : 401.77

People born in Ponchatoula (9)

People born in Ponchatoula, including soul and rhythm and blues singer Irma Thomas, baseball player Bernie Smith, baseball player Earl Wilson, .

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Schools in Ponchatoula

College & universities near Ponchatoula, LA

Code Name City ZIP
447962 Compass Career College Hammond (LA) 70403

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Ponchatoula, LA

Code Name Address Type
HMD Hammond 404 N.E. Railroad Ave. RAIL
NOL New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal 1001 Loyola Avenue UNK
SDL Slidell 1827 Front Street RAIL
BTR Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1253 Florida St. BUS
PIC Picayune US 11 at Tate Street RAIL

Post offices near Ponchatoula

Post Office Name City ZIP
Ponchatoula Post Office Ponchatoula (LA) 70454

Other cities in Tangipahoa Parish

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Tangipahoa Parish , LA.

City Name Population Title
Hammond 21,359 City in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States
Amite 4,640 Town in Louisiana
Natalbany 2,984 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Kentwood 2,452 Town of the United States
Independence 1,918 Town in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States
Roseland 1,279 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Tangipahoa 865 Village in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States
Tickfaw 780 City in Louisiana, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Ponchatoula distances to largest Louisiana cities