Ponchatoula, Louisiana Population 2021

7,461
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Ponchatoula is a city located in Tangipahoa Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 7,461, it is the 50th largest city in Louisiana and the 3804th largest city in the United States . Ponchatoula is currently growing at a rate of 0.62% annually and its population has increased by 13.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,559 in 2010. Ponchatoula reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 5 miles, Ponchatoula has a population density of 1,577 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ponchatoula is $61,202 with a poverty rate of 21.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $900 per month, and the median house value is $152,500. The median age in Ponchatoula is 34.4 years, 32.1 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

Ponchatoula Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ponchatoulawas:

  • White: 65.23%
  • Black or African American: 30.69%
  • Two or more races: 3.28%
  • Asian: 0.57%
  • Other race: 0.24%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ponchatoula, Louisiana is 7,461 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,369.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,559.

Ponchatoula, Louisiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,69365.23%
Black or African American2,20830.69%
Two or More Races2363.28%
Asian410.57%
Some Other Race170.24%
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Ponchatoula Population by Race

Ponchatoula Population Pyramid $2021

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Ponchatoula Median Age

34.4


Total

32.1


Male

36.8


Female

Ponchatoula Adults

There are 5,516 adults, (1,230 of whom are seniors) in Ponchatoula.

Ponchatoula Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ponchatoula Sex Ratio

Female

3,819

53.08%

Male

3,376

46.92%

Ponchatoula Population by Age

Ponchatoula Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ponchatoula Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male33.6%66.4%
Female58.5%41.5%
Non Family62%38%
All66.2%33.8%
Married80.8%19.2%

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ponchatoula Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8632.566.2
Non Family1,1371.2762
Married9693.0580.8
Female6143.6458.5
Male1433.6833.6

3.22

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Ponchatoula Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3006.07%
9th to 12th Grade3968.01%
High School Graduate1,98640.18%
Some College97119.64%
Associates Degree3006.07%
Bachelors Degree78815.94%
Graduate Degree2024.09%
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Ponchatoula Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ponchatoula Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,3453,155722
Black1,452966221
Hispanic101819
Asian414126
2+ Races252512
Other Race17

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.41%.

Ponchatoula Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,177$58,664$23,673
Less Than 9th Grade$21,186$$14,911
High School Graduate$36,625$65,539$22,568
Some College$41,750$53,008$21,016
Bachelors Degree$83,833$81,250$102,514
Graduate Degree$$$5,000

$39,177

Average Earnings

$58,664

Average Male

$23,673

Average Female

Ponchatoula Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ponchatoula Language by Age

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Ponchatoula Language

96.49% of Ponchatoula residents speak only English, while 3.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.94% of the population.

Ponchatoula Language

Ponchatoula Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,5931,19726.06%
Black2,20635516.09%
Multiple2362711.44%

21.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.64%

Male Poverty Rate

27.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ponchatoula

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ponchatoula is White, with 26.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ponchatoula is Multiple, with 11.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.67%.

Ponchatoula Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.76%
High School26.18%
Bachelors or Greater11.82%
Some College9.83%

Ponchatoula Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed58.18%
Female Employed19.93%
Male Employed7.81%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Ponchatoula Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ponchatoula Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,184$61,202
Families$47,464$65,232
Married Families$89,447-
Non Families$22,713$52,143
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Income by Household Type

Ponchatoula Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Ponchatoula Married by Age and Sex

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Ponchatoula Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ponchatoula Marital Status by Race

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Ponchatoula Marital Status

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227

Number of Veterans

219

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam58
Korea20
First Gulf War17
Second Gulf War3
World War II

Ponchatoula Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6477
65 to 7464
75+58
35 to 5428
18 to 34

Ponchatoula Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1343.58%
Black764.51%
Hispanic1716.83%
Other Race17100.00%

Ponchatoula Veterans by Race

Ponchatoula Veterans by Education

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15.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ponchatoula Veterans by Education

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55.4%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Ponchatoula Employment by Age

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Ponchatoula Employment by Race

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Ponchatoula Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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85.43%

Born in Ponchatoula

98.40%

Native Born

1.60%

Foreign Born

1.38%

Non Citizen

0.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.40% of Ponchatoula residents were born in the United States, with 85.43% having been born in Louisiana. 1.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ponchatoula Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,461460.62%
20207,415460.62%
20197,369460.63%
20187,3231161.61%
20177,2071091.54%
20167,0981231.76%
20156,9751452.12%
20146,830590.87%
20136,771921.38%
20126,679510.77%
20116,628560.85%
20106,5721,3922.41%
20005,180-245-0.46%
19905,425-44-0.08%
19805,4699241.87%
19704,545-182-0.39%
19604,7276371.46%
19504,090890.22%
19404,0011,1033.28%
19302,8980.00%

Ponchatoula Population by Year