Ponchatoula, Louisiana

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Population in 2013: 6,839 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +32.0%
Males: 3,071  (44.9%)
Females: 3,768  (55.1%)
Median resident age:  31.6 years
Louisiana median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 70454.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,613 (it was $22,244 in 2000)
Ponchatoula:

$39,613
LA:

$44,164

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,489 (it was $12,157 in 2000)

Ponchatoula city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $141,535 (it was $73,500 in 2000)
Ponchatoula:

$141,535
LA:

$140,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $138,795; Detached houses: $152,328; Townhouses or other attached units: $106,415; Mobile homes: $6,287

Median gross rent in 2013: $770.

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  • Races in Ponchatoula, LA (2013)

    Ponchatoula races chart
    • 3,91058.0%White alone
    • 2,29634.1%Black alone
    • 2183.2%Asian alone
    • 1582.3%Hispanic
    • 1151.7%Two or more races
    • 180.3%American Indian alone
    • 110.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 150.2%Other race alone

Races in Ponchatoula detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ponchatoula: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (10.8%), German (9.8%), French (9.7%), English (6.6%), United States (6.3%), Italian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 23 feet

Land area: 4.22 square miles.

Population density: 1,620 people per square mile   (low).

Ponchatoula,LA real estate house value index trend

Ponchatoula, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Ponchatoula:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ponchatoula city:

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 8.1%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

97 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Louisiana:

3.9%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 56 registered sex offenders living in Ponchatoula, Louisiana as of August 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ponchatoula to the number of sex offenders is 120 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $783 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $231 (0.2%)

Ponchatoula satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kenner, LA (31.8 miles , pop. 70,517).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (39.6 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (299.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Hammond, LA (2.2 miles ), Springfield, LA (2.5 miles ), Natalbany, LA (2.8 miles ), Killian, LA (3.0 miles ), Albany, LA (3.1 miles ), Tickfaw, LA (3.1 miles ), Independence, LA (3.7 miles ), Madisonville, LA (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $187,000
  • 2001: 60 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 2003: 60 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2004: 63 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2005: 91 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2006: 162 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2009: 33 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 2010: 27 buildings, average cost: $104,400
  • 2011: 35 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $105,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 30.44 N, Longitude: 90.44 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Strawberry Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: -175 (-2.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 777 (26.8%)

Area code: 985

Ponchatoula household income distribution Ponchatoula home values distribution

Crime rates in Ponchatoula by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 2000010000001
per 100,000 38.60.00.00.00.018.20.00.00.00.00.00.014.8
Rapes 0311245234542N/A
per 100,000 0.057.7203.136.571.491.232.046.362.076.660.429.9N/A
Robberies 371611961114987174
per 100,000 58.0134.7295.4200.9160.7109.4176.2216.0139.6122.6105.8254.559.2
Assaults 43415572746276785661545333
per 100,000 830.8789.11,015.51,315.31,321.21,131.01,217.21,203.3868.4935.0815.8793.4488.6
Burglaries 26124259202165188204177189117183189111
per 100,000 502.32,386.54,782.13,690.22,945.93,429.43,267.12,730.62,930.71,793.42,764.82,829.31,643.5
Thefts 67377611493401363417325300218325312221
per 100,000 1,294.47,255.611,281.49,006.27,159.46,621.76,678.45,013.94,651.93,341.54,910.14,670.73,272.1
Auto thefts 6374331243030293015898
per 100,000 115.9712.1793.9566.3428.5547.2480.5447.4465.2229.9120.9134.7118.4
Arson 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 363.9773.31328.91036.1913.8934.9872.7784.8707.0573.6655.3667.3432.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Ponchatoula detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 28 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.59
Louisiana average:

3.98
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.0%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -473 (-8.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Work and jobs in Ponchatoula: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ponchatoula, Louisiana average temperatures Ponchatoula, Louisiana average precipitation Ponchatoula, Louisiana humidity Ponchatoula, Louisiana wind speed Ponchatoula, Louisiana snowfall Ponchatoula, Louisiana sunshine Ponchatoula, Louisiana clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Ponchatoula-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 65% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/6/1983, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.9 miles away from the Ponchatoula city center injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/6/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ponchatoula-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 181.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 371.2 miles away from Ponchatoula center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 194.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 167.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 277.6 miles away from Ponchatoula center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 212.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tangipahoa Parish (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ponchatoula topographic map

Birthplace of: Irma Thomas - Soul and rhythm and blues singer, Earl Wilson (baseball) - Baseball player, Robert Henderson (American football) - Player of and football, Bernie Smith (baseball) - Baseball player, Ken Farragut - Football player, Trevante Rhodes - Sprinter.

Hospitals and medical centers in Ponchatoula:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE OF HAMMOND, LLC (1671 HIGHWAY 51 NORTH)
  • PANAMA COMMUNITY HOME (16348 PANAMA LANE)
  • RENE DRIVE COMMUNITY HOME (4198 RENE DRIVE)
  • AMERACARE HOME HEALTH (1579 HIGHWAY 51 NORTH)
  • CAPITOL HH OF PONCHATOULA (1681 HWY 51 NORTH)

Airports located in Ponchatoula:

Amtrak station near Ponchatoula:

  • 6 miles: HAMMOND (N.W. RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ponchatoula:

  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 6 miles; Hammond, LA; Full-time enrollment: 12,713)
  • University of New Orleans (about 37 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,201)
  • Delgado Community College (about 38 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 12,843)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana (about 39 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Tulane University of Louisiana (about 40 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 11,089)
  • Loyola University New Orleans (about 40 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 42 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,744)

Public high school in Ponchatoula:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ponchatoula:

Private elementary/middle school in Ponchatoula:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (C) (Students: 319; Location: 175 N 8TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
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Notable locations in Ponchatoula: Collinswood School Museum (A), Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch (B), Ponchatoula Police Department (C), Ponchatoula Volunteer Fire Department (D), Ponchatoula Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (E), Ponchatoula City Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Gateway Shopping Center (1), Berryland Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ponchatoula include: Christian Life Assembly of God (A), All Saints Episcopal Church (B), Church of God of Prophecy (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Mount Bethel Independent Methodist Church (E), Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church (F), Saint Joseph Baptist Church (G), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (H), Tasker African Methodist Episcopal Zion Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Ponchatoula: Ponchatoula Commercial Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Cart N Swim LLC (Amusement & Theme Parks; 957 East Pine Street).

Hotel: Microtel Inn & Suites (727 West Pine Street).

Courts: City Court 7th Ward (110 West Hickory Street), Ponchatoula City - Court Clerk (110 West Hickory).

Tangipahoa Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 44.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.75. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.75
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ponchatoula and their reported violations in the past:

CHARLES ROSE MHP (Address: 18230 ROSE DRIVE # 15 , Population served: 168, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-16-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-27-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-13-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-22-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JAN-27-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-05-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and AUG-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and AUG-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2014)
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
BAYWOOD ESTATES SUBD. (Address: 17469 BAYWOOD DRIVE , Population served: 57, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-09-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-05-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-07-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-07-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.7%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.4% for Black residents, 11.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.0%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
37 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Ponchatoula, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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Ponchatoula compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Ponchatoula (2011 data):

  • Florida Parishes Bank: Barringer Drive Branch at 490 Barringer Drive, branch established on 2007/10/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $174.2 mil, Deposits: $131.2 mil, headquarters in Hammond, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Regions Bank: Ponchatoula Branch at 301 West Pine Street, branch established on 1969/01/02. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Whitney Bank: Ponchatoula Branch at 545 W. Pine Street, branch established on 2002/03/15. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $14,882.3 mil, Deposits: $11,630.0 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • First NBC Bank: Ponchatoula Branch at 200 West Hickory Street, branch established on 1983/04/28. Info updated 2011/11/21: Bank assets: $2,218.7 mil, Deposits: $1,904.1 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: First Nbc Bank Holding Company
  • Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank: Your Bank Branch at 1639 Highway 51, branch established on 2004/11/03. Info updated 2010/03/16: Bank assets: $919.9 mil, Deposits: $792.2 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 18 total offices
  • First Guaranty Bank: Ponchatoula Branch at 195 North 6th Street, branch established on 1934/03/12. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $1,353.3 mil, Deposits: $1,208.9 mil, headquarters in Hammond, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Louisiana average:

12.2

Ponchatoula travel time to work - commute Ponchatoula mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ponchatoula city (based on Tangipahoa Parish data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant27,410110
Catholic17,3276
Black Protestant7,28144
Mainline Protestant3,86718
Other1,3647
None63,848-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Tangipahoa Parish:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Tangipahoa Parish:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 71
Tangipahoa Parish:

6.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
Here:

6.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.0%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Tangipahoa Parish:

32.2%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.4%
State:

13.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$10,328$41,3120$0
Other Government Administration 8$13,949$20,9240$0
Judicial and Legal 2$5,936$35,6162$1,500
Police Protection - Officers 21$47,925$27,3860$0
Police - Other 7$18,696$32,0500$0
Firefighters 6$15,367$30,7341$2,038
Streets and Highways 8$16,613$24,9200$0
Solid Waste Management 1$1,591$19,0920$0
Sewerage 2$6,488$38,9281$2,548
Parks and Recreation 1$2,674$32,0880$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$25,136$75,4080$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,978$35,8681$764
Totals for Government 65$170,681$31,5105$6,850

Ponchatoula government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $195,000 ($28.51)
    Sewerage: $170,000 ($24.86)
    General: $19,000 ($2.78)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $832,000 ($121.66)
    Housing & Community Development: $560,000 ($81.88)
    Regular Highways: $548,000 ($80.13)
    Fire Protection: $416,000 ($60.83)
    Central Staff Services: $388,000 ($56.73)
    Sewerage: $358,000 ($52.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $257,000 ($37.58)
    Financial Administration: $208,000 ($30.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $177,000 ($25.88)
    General - Other: $155,000 ($22.66)
    Water Utilities: $132,000 ($19.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $161,000 ($23.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $137,000 ($20.03)
    Sewerage: $101,000 ($14.77)
    Water Utilities: $65,000 ($9.50)
    Housing & Community Development: $29,000 ($4.24)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,455,000 ($212.75)

Ponchatoula government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $738,000 ($107.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $291,000 ($42.55)
    Housing & Community Development: $185,000 ($27.05)
    All Other: $183,000 ($26.76)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $573,000 ($83.78)
    All Other: $26,000 ($3.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $105,000 ($15.35)
    General Revenue, NEC: $69,000 ($10.09)
    Property Sale Other: $48,000 ($7.02)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $268,000 ($39.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $458,000 ($66.97)
    Housing & Community Development: $32,000 ($4.68)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,824,000 ($266.71)
    Property: $407,000 ($59.51)
    NEC: $349,000 ($51.03)
    Public Utilities: $143,000 ($20.91)

Ponchatoula government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,275,000 ($478.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,520,000 ($222.25)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,465,000 ($214.21)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $290,000 ($42.40)

Ponchatoula government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,000 ($0.88)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,569,000 ($375.64)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $703,000 ($102.79)

6.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,145 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($83 average AGI)
Tangipahoa Parish:

0.03%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Livingston Parish, LA  0.94% ($28,403 average AGI)
from St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.92% ($31,892)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.63% ($43,618)


6.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($116 average AGI)
Tangipahoa Parish:

0.04%
Louisiana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Livingston Parish, LA  0.94% ($33,256 average AGI)
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.73% ($34,699)
to Jefferson Parish, LA  0.46% ($30,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ponchatoula:

  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WFPR (1400 AM; 1 kW; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFNO (830 AM; 5 kW; NORCO, LA; Owner: WFNO, L.L.C.)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTIB (640 AM; 5 kW; THIBODAUX, LA; Owner: LA TERR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSMB (1350 AM; 5 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WODT (1280 AM; 5 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ponchatoula:

  • WHMD (107.1 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • KSLU (90.9 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WBBE (103.3 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEMX (94.1 FM; KENTWOOD, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYNK-FM (101.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQUE-FM (93.3 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTGG (96.5 FM; AMITE, LA; Owner: SOUTHWEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKSY (106.1 FM; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WNOE-FM (101.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNO-FM (99.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLMG (101.9 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEZB (97.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYLD-FM (98.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKL (95.7 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPRF (94.9 FM; RESERVE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Ponchatoula:

  • WSTY-LP (Channel 23; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: AMERICAN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • WUPL (Channel 54; SLIDELL, LA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WGNO (Channel 26; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WNOL-TV (Channel 38; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WLAE-TV (Channel 32; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WWL-TV (Channel 4; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WWL-TV, INC.)
  • WLPN-LP (Channel 61; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GLENN R. & KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • WYES-TV (Channel 12; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GREATER NEW ORLEANS ED TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXN-CA (Channel 10; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
Ponchatoula fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Ponchatoula fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 104m341ftTotal length
  • $841,000Total costs
  • 184,200Total average daily traffic
  • 16,382Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ponchatoula)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

119 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 1 Km W (Lat: 30.437972 Lon: -90.464806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 104 m, Call Sign: WNWT200
    Assigned Frequencies: 857.512 MHz, 856.062 MHz, 858.662 MHz, 859.112 MHz, 859.662 MHz, 861.012 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/24/2011, Expiration Date: 03/06/2021, Certifier: James W Parker
    Registrant: Saic, Inc / Entergy Services, Inc, 425 West Capitol Ave., Little Rock, AR 72203-0551, Phone: (501) 340-3116, Fax: (501) 340-3188, Email:
  • 1 Km W (Lat: 30.437972 Lon: -90.464806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 104 m, Overall height: 108 m, Call Sign: WPRG398
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.587 MHz, 859.912 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/17/2005, Expiration Date: 09/12/2015, Certifier: James W Palmer
    Registrant: Saic, Inc / Entergy Services, Inc, 425 West Capitol Ave., Little Rock, AR 72203-0551, Phone: (501) 340-3116, Fax: (501) 340-3188, Email:
  • 910 West Pine St (Lat: 30.438611 Lon: -90.441389), Call Sign: WPVB718
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.137 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.887 MHz, 457.512 MHz, 457.537 MHz, 457.562 MHz, 457.587 MHz, 457.612 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/13/2002, Expiration Date: 06/13/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/18/2012, Certifier: Carl Dunaway
    Registrant: Dunaway Food Service, Inc, Mccomb, MS 39649, Phone: (601) 249-3534, Fax: (601) 249-3576, Email:
  • Lat: 30.442194 Lon: -90.438833, Call Sign: WQQA517
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.185 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/04/2012, Expiration Date: 10/04/2022, Certifier: David Opdenhoff
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • LAKE JU-LU, 41027 Dunson Road (Lat: 30.447139 Lon: -90.398417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQDM681
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6404.79 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/03/2005, Expiration Date: 04/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/28/2006, Certifier: Richard A Craig
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, One Verizon Place (Mc: Ga3b1reg), Alpharetta, GA 30004-8511, Phone: (678) 339-4277, Fax: (678) 339-8552, Email:
  • LAKE JULU, 41027 Dunson Road (Lat: 30.447139 Lon: -90.398417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQEZ257
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz... (+6 more)
    Grant Date: 05/23/2006, Expiration Date: 05/23/2016, Certifier: Richard A Craig
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • BEDICO PARK, 28239 Stanga Lane (Lat: 30.448417 Lon: -90.253972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQJB470
    Assigned Frequencies: 6555.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/15/2008, Expiration Date: 07/15/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/26/2012, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • STATION, St. Hwy 22 1 Mi. W. Of (Lat: 30.437944 Lon: -90.464806), Overall height: 108.2 m, Call Sign: KKQ59
    Assigned Frequencies: 6565.00 MHz, 6605.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/03/2012, Expiration Date: 04/15/2022
    Registrant: Saic, Inc / Entergy Services, Inc, 425 West Capitol Ave, Little Rock, AR 72203-0551, Phone: (501) 340-3116, Fax: (501) 340-3188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ponchatoula)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ponchatoula)
Most common first names in Ponchatoula, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10172.4 years
James9969.2 years
Mary7976.5 years
Robert6870.6 years
Charles6471.2 years
Joseph6473.5 years
William6372.6 years
George5073.0 years
Henry4472.4 years
Willie3771.5 years
Most common last names in Ponchatoula, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis5068.9 years
Brown4274.1 years
Lavigne4276.0 years
Williams3971.9 years
Johnson3872.7 years
Smith3870.3 years
Miller3673.4 years
Jones3469.3 years
Perrin3078.6 years
Robertson2975.7 years
Businesses in Ponchatoula, LA
NameCountNameCount
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Popeyes1
Circle K1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
Ford1Waffle House1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
KFC1Wendy's1

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