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Ponchatoula is 13th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Female residents

Ponchatoula is 16th in Louisiana out of 61 other cities in Retail sales per capita

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Ponchatoula Rank Louisiana US
Current population (2012) 6,712 54th 4,601,893 313,914,040
Size in square miles 4.8 78th 43,203.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,380.6 64th 104.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Ponchatoula Rank Louisiana US
Residents younger than 5 7.5% 46th 6.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 26.9% 36th 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.3% 41st 12.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Ponchatoula Rank Louisiana US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 78.1% 68th 81.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 20.7% 41st 21.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Ponchatoula Rank Louisiana US
Race - White 63.3% 52nd 63.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 32.8% 55th 32.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2% 91st 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.6% 81st 1.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 52nd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.0% 25th 1.4% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 3.2% 57th 4.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 61.5% 52nd 59.9% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Ponchatoula Rank Louisiana US
Female residents 54.0% 13th 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 0.7% 94th 3.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Ponchatoula Rank Louisiana US
Housing units 2,852 86th 1,978,848 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 11.4% 74th 18.1% 25.9%
Households 2,612 83rd 1,675,097 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 69.4% 42nd 67.9% 66.1%
Home median value $144,500 45th $135,400 $186,200
People per household 2.5 76th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Ponchatoula Rank Louisiana US
Income per capita $17,782 88th $23,853 $27,915
Income per household $33,202 89th $44,086 $52,762
Income below poverty line 22.3% 35th 18.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Ponchatoula Rank Louisiana US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,348 32nd 375,808 27,092,908
Retail sales $165,902 45th $56,543,203 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $26,230 16th $12,921 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $10,944 53rd $9,729,869 $613,795,732

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