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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ponchatoulawas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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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.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Ponchatoula
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.