Ponchatoula is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 7,369 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Ponchatoula is the 76th largest community in Louisiana. Much of the housing stock in Ponchatoula was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Ponchatoula economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Ponchatoula, where the median household income is $41,184.00.
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 (17.51%), office and administrative support (9.00%), and management occupations (7.73%).
Also of interest is that Ponchatoula has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Ponchatoula, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.34 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small city, Ponchatoula does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Ponchatoula is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.03% of adults 25 and older in Ponchatoula have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ponchatoula in 2018 was $25,988, 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 $103,952 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, Irish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Ponchatoula is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.