Ponchatoula, Louisiana Population 2020

7,601

Ponchatoula is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 7,601, it is the 47th largest city in Louisiana and the 3748th largest city in the United States. Ponchatoula is currently growing at a rate of 1.54% annually and its population has increased by 15.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,559 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Ponchatoula has a population density of 1,606 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ponchatoula is $62,096 with a poverty rate of 21.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $813 per month, and the median house value is $148,300. The median age in Ponchatoula is 31.5 years, 29.8 years for males, and 32.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.1 males.

Ponchatoula Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ponchatoula was:

  • White: 61.34%
  • Black or African American: 33.08%
  • Two or more races: 4.50%
  • Asian: 0.86%
  • Other race: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ponchatoula, Louisiana is 7,601, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,371.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,559.

Ponchatoula, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,37461.34%
Black or African American2,35933.08%
Two or More Races3214.50%
Asian610.86%
Some Other Race160.22%

Ponchatoula Population Pyramid 2020

Ponchatoula Median Age

31.5


Total

29.8


Male

32.6


Female

Ponchatoula Adults

There are 4,983 adults, (1,036 of whom are seniors) in Ponchatoula.

Ponchatoula Age Dependency

80.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Ponchatoula Sex Ratio

Female

3,693

51.79%

Male

3,438

48.21%

Ponchatoula Households and Families

Ponchatoula Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ponchatoula Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
Male76%24%
All69%31%
Non Family59.6%40.4%
Female55%45%

69.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6722.6669
Married1,0263.3384.6
Non Family9671.2359.6
Female5583.8355
Male1212.9276

3.42

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ponchatoula Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2425.30%
9th to 12th Grade3978.70%
High School Graduate1,66436.47%
Some College1,04322.86%
Associates Degree2625.74%
Bachelors Degree82918.17%
Graduate Degree1262.76%

Ponchatoula Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,0772,933697
Black1,281832179
Hispanic988017
Multiple Races663814
Asian616148
Other Race16

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 78.69%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,560$44,760$26,250
Less Than High School$20,457$$21,122
High School Grad$36,683$42,131$26,402
Some College$27,702$45,938$21,345
Bachelors Degree$79,884$79,244$92,759
Graduate Degree$25,221$27,279$

$36,560

Average Earnings

$44,760

Average Male

$26,250

Average Female

Ponchatoula Language

Ponchatoula Language by Age

Ponchatoula Language

96.42% of Ponchatoula residents speak only English, while 3.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.64% of the population.

Ponchatoula Poverty

Ponchatoula Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,35875732.10%
White4,26070016.43%
Multiple3215015.58%
Hispanic14621.37%

21.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.11%

Male Poverty Rate

24.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ponchatoula

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ponchatoula is Black, with 32.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ponchatoula is Hispanic, with 1.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.79%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.47%
Some College14.48%
High School12.80%
Bachelors or Greater9.11%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed76.47%
Male Unemployed54.55%
Female Employed16.84%
Male Employed8.59%

Ponchatoula Income

Ponchatoula Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,834$62,096
Families$47,064$67,308
Married Families$89,444-
Non Families$28,620$51,568

Ponchatoula Marital Status

Ponchatoula Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Ponchatoula Married by Age and Sex

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

Ponchatoula Veterans

236

Number of Veterans

210

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam88
Second Gulf War36
Korea21
First Gulf War16
World War II
Name Veterans % of Total
White1685.10%
Black422.89%
Hispanic1613.11%
Other16100.00%
2 or More1010.99%

$Ponchatoula Veterans by Education

19.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ponchatoula Employment Status

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ponchatoula Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

82.84%

Born in Louisiana

98.19%

Native Born

1.81%

Foreign Born

1.29%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.19% of Ponchatoula residents were born in the United States, with 82.84% having been born in Louisiana. 1.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,6011151.54%
20197,4861151.56%
20187,3711211.67%
20177,2501151.61%
20167,1351281.83%
20157,0071542.25%
20146,853620.91%
20136,7911001.49%
20126,691570.86%
20116,634620.94%
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%