Ponchatoula, LA 70454 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 70454: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ponchatoula, LA 70454

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 605
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,446
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 175
  • Parish: Tangipahoa Parish Parish
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.441, Longitude -90.397
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Ponchatoula, LA 70454 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 28,206
Population in Households 28,073
Population in Familes 23,540
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density1 165
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 10,795
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 7,668
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,710 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,999 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,796 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 915 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $180,261
Average Home Value $204,407


Median Household Income $46,725
Average Household Income $60,834
Per Capita Income $23,452
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.06% 1.79%
Households 2.26% 1.91%
Families 2.02% 1.76%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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 70454 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 70454 to the other 501 ZIP Codes 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 # 52 90th
Population Density1 # 170 66th
Diversity Index2 # 344 32nd
Median Household Income # 165 67th
Per Capita Income # 189 62nd

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