Ponchatoula is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 7,265 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 $43,681.00.
Ponchatoula real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Ponchatoula house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ponchatoula is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (16.11%), office and administrative support (13.13%), and healthcare suport services (6.97%).
Ponchatoula is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Ponchatoula is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.32% of adults 25 and older in Ponchatoula have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ponchatoula in 2010 was $23,793, 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 $95,172 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 French and Polish.