Ponchatoula, Louisiana Population 2022

8,074
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Ponchatoula is a city located in Tangipahoa Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 8,074, it is the 70th largest city in Louisiana and the 4836th largest city in the United States. Ponchatoula is currently growing at a rate of 1.59% annually and its population has increased by 3.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,822 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Ponchatoula has a population density of 1,706 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ponchatoula is $61,202 with a poverty rate of 14.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. 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: 64.56%
  • Black or African American: 30.65%
  • Two or more races: 3.83%
  • Other race: 0.62%
  • Asian: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ponchatoula, Louisiana is 8,074 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,822.

Ponchatoula, Louisiana Population 2022

Population by Race

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Ponchatoula Population by Race

Ponchatoula Population Pyramid 2022

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Ponchatoula Median Age

37.6


Total

37.6


Male

37.8


Female

Ponchatoula Adults

There are 5,607 adults, (1,019 of whom are seniors) in Ponchatoula.

Ponchatoula Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ponchatoula Sex Ratio

Female

3,829

52.37%

Male

3,482

47.63%

Ponchatoula Population by Age

Ponchatoula Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ponchatoula Household Types

75.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ponchatoula Households and Families

3.1

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Ponchatoula Households by Type

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Ponchatoula Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ponchatoula Educational Attainment by Race

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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 56.00%.

Ponchatoula Educational Attainment by Race

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$37,154

Average Earnings

$58,977

Average Male

$24,950

Average Female

Ponchatoula Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ponchatoula Language by Age

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Ponchatoula Language

97.11% of Ponchatoula residents speak only English, while 2.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.45% of the population.

Ponchatoula Language

Ponchatoula Poverty by Race

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14.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.89%

Male Poverty Rate

18.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ponchatoula

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ponchatoula is White, with 15.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ponchatoula is Multiple, with 3.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.33%.

Ponchatoula Poverty

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Ponchatoula Poverty Rate by Education

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Ponchatoula Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ponchatoula Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Ponchatoula Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

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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433

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Ponchatoula Veterans by War

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Ponchatoula Veterans by Age

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Ponchatoula Veterans by Race

Ponchatoula Veterans by Education

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3.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ponchatoula Veterans by Education

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45.6%

Labor Force Participation

44.8%

Employment Rate

1.8%

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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85.36%

Born in Ponchatoula

98.84%

Native Born

1.16%

Foreign Born

0.94%

Non Citizen

0.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.84% of Ponchatoula residents were born in the United States, with 85.36% having been born in Louisiana. 0.94% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Ponchatoula Population by Year