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Ponchatoula, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Ponchatoula had a population of 7,017 as of July 1, 2016. Ponchatoula ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ponchatoula is located at latitude 30.4406 and longitude -90.4428 in Tangipahoa Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Ponchatoula (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tangipahoa Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Ponchatoula (GNIS ID: 2404548) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Ponchatoula is located within Parish Governing Authority District 10, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tangipahoa Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ponchatoula population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Ponchatoula, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,017
Population in Households 6,975
Population in Familes 5,638
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 1,477
Diversity Index2 51
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,797
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 1,847
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,098 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,773 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,025 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 301 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $162,252
Average Home Value $165,420
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,516
Average Household Income $52,930
Per Capita Income $21,262
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 1.23%
Households 1.29% 1.34%
Families 1.3% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ponchatoula, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ponchatoula to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 91 81st
Population Density1 # 90 81st
Diversity Index2 # 172 64th
Median Household Income # 245 49th
Per Capita Income # 243 49th

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