Ponchatoula is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 7,371 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Ponchatoula is the 76th largest community in Louisiana. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Ponchatoula, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Ponchatoula, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Ponchatoula’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Ponchatoula does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $41,834.00.
Unlike some cities, Ponchatoula isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ponchatoula are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ponchatoula is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ponchatoula who work in sales jobs (20.53%), office and administrative support (8.14%), and management occupations (7.93%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Ponchatoula. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Being a small city, Ponchatoula does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Ponchatoula who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.93% of the adults in Ponchatoula have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ponchatoula in 2010 was $24,505, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,020 for a family of four. However, Ponchatoula contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ponchatoula is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ponchatoula home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ponchatoula residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ponchatoula include French, German, Italian, English, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Ponchatoula is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.