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Population in 2012: 6,712 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +29.6%
Males: 2,880  (42.9%)
Females: 3,832  (57.1%)

Median resident age:  35.3 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 70454.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,728 (it was $22,244 in 2000)
Ponchatoula:

$29,728
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,188

Ponchatoula city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $141,907 (it was $73,500 in 2000)
Ponchatoula:

$141,907
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $138,846; Detached houses: $146,668; Mobile homes: $26,183

Median gross rent in 2012: $718.

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  • White alone - 3,889 (59.1%)
  • Black alone - 2,257 (34.3%)
  • Asian alone - 233 (3.5%)
  • Hispanic - 92 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 71 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 10 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ponchatoula: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (11.0%), French (10.6%), German (8.8%), English (7.8%), United States (5.5%), Italian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 23 feet

Land area: 4.22 square miles.

Population density: 1,589 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ponchatoula:

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ponchatoula city:

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

116 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.8%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 43 registered sex offenders living in Ponchatoula, Louisiana as of July 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ponchatoula to the number of sex offenders is 156 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $490 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.2%)

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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

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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: +16 (+0.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 642 (23.2%)

Area code: 985

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Crime rates in Ponchatoula by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 200001000000
per 100,000 38.60.00.00.00.018.20.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0311245234542
per 100,000 0.057.7203.136.571.491.232.046.362.076.660.429.9
Robberies 37161196111498717
per 100,000 58.0134.7295.4200.9160.7109.4176.2216.0139.6122.6105.8254.5
Assaults 434155727462767856615453
per 100,000 830.8789.11015.51315.31321.21131.01217.21203.3868.4935.0815.8793.4
Burglaries 26124259202165188204177189117183189
per 100,000 502.32386.54782.13690.22945.93429.43267.12730.62930.71793.42764.82829.3
Thefts 67377611493401363417325300218325312
per 100,000 1294.47255.611281.49006.27159.46621.76678.45013.94651.93341.54910.14670.7
Auto thefts 637433124303029301589
per 100,000 115.9712.1793.9566.3428.5547.2480.5447.4465.2229.9120.9134.7
Arson 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 363.8773.01328.41035.7913.4934.5872.4784.5706.7573.3655.0667.0

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City-data.com crime rate 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

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Ponchatoula, Louisiana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
Louisiana:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -473 (-8.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Ponchatoula-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 145% 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 above Louisiana state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/20/2005 at 00:52:20, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 20.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: 10, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Freeze: 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/medical centers in Ponchatoula:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Ponchatoula, LA

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: 11,652)
  • University of Phoenix-Louisiana Campus (about 36 miles; Metairie, LA; FT enrollment: 2,249)
  • University of New Orleans (about 37 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,116)
  • Southern University at New Orleans (about 38 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,371)
  • Delgado Community College (about 38 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 7,981)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana (about 39 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans (about 40 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,271)

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.9. This is about average.
City:

28.9
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.51
U.S.:

9.59

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

HUDSPETH MOBILE HOME PK (Address: 41248 RUE MAISON , Population served: 188, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2004)
BAYWOOD ESTATES SUBD. (Address: 17469 BAYWOOD DRIVE , Population served: 184, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUL-01-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2000)
CHARLES ROSE MHP (Address: 18230 ROSE DRIVE , Population served: 168, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-09-2001), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAR-11-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-11-2004)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.5%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Black residents, 13.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ponchatoula, LA

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 compared to Louisiana state average:

Ponchatoula, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ponchatoula travel time to work - commute


Ponchatoula mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Electricity (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.45%
Here46.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents47.8%31.1%5.3%3.5%1.8%
Congregations42.5%5.0%9.2%3.3%2.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents1.5%1.4%1.4%1.2%5.0%
Congregations2.5%8.3%1.7%4.2%20.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
This county:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Tangipahoa Parish:

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
This county:

6.15 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

6.76 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.0%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.2%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Tangipahoa Parish:

10.4%
State:

13.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$9,571$38,2840$0
Other Government Administration 5$14,523$34,8555$2,500
Judicial and Legal 2$5,257$31,5420$0
Police Protection - Officers 20$45,946$27,5680$0
Police - Other 3$5,355$21,4200$0
Firefighters 6$12,481$24,9624$4,916
Streets and Highways 5$8,645$20,7480$0
Sewerage 3$9,651$38,6040$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$13,088$31,4110$0
Water Supply 3$5,678$22,7120$0
Other and Unallocable 2$4,779$28,6743$1,758
Totals for Government 57$134,974$28,41612$9,174

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

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $195,000 ($29.05)
    Sewerage: $170,000 ($25.33)
    General: $19,000 ($2.83)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $832,000 ($123.96)
    Housing & Community Development: $560,000 ($83.43)
    Regular Highways: $548,000 ($81.64)
    Fire Protection: $416,000 ($61.98)
    Central Staff Services: $388,000 ($57.81)
    Sewerage: $358,000 ($53.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $257,000 ($38.29)
    Financial Administration: $208,000 ($30.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $177,000 ($26.37)
    General - Other: $155,000 ($23.09)
    Water Utilities: $132,000 ($19.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $161,000 ($23.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $137,000 ($20.41)
    Sewerage: $101,000 ($15.05)
    Water Utilities: $65,000 ($9.68)
    Housing & Community Development: $29,000 ($4.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,455,000 ($216.78)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $738,000 ($109.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $291,000 ($43.36)
    Housing & Community Development: $185,000 ($27.56)
    All Other: $183,000 ($27.26)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $573,000 ($85.37)
    All Other: $26,000 ($3.87)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $105,000 ($15.64)
    General Revenue, NEC: $69,000 ($10.28)
    Property Sale Other: $48,000 ($7.15)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $268,000 ($39.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $458,000 ($68.24)
    Housing & Community Development: $32,000 ($4.77)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,824,000 ($271.75)
    Property: $407,000 ($60.64)
    NEC: $349,000 ($52.00)
    Public Utilities: $143,000 ($21.31)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,275,000 ($487.93)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,520,000 ($226.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,465,000 ($218.27)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $290,000 ($43.21)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,000 ($0.89)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,569,000 ($382.75)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $703,000 ($104.74)

11.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.62%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($105 average AGI)
Tangipahoa Parish:

0.14%
Louisiana average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Bernard Parish, LA  2.04% ($39,038 average AGI)
from Orleans Parish, LA  1.68% ($29,290)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  1.32% ($33,277)


6.77% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
Tangipahoa Parish:

0.04%
Louisiana average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Livingston Parish, LA  1.04% ($30,334 average AGI)
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.55% ($35,564)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.51% ($26,463)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Ponchatoula, Louisiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 34
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 46
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 45
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 109
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 7
Louisiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 121
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 181
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 35
  • Fatalities: 132
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 316
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 21

See more detailed statistics of Ponchatoula fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 104 meters (341ft)
Total costs: $841,000
Total average daily traffic: 184,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 16,382

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 Furniture1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Popeyes1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1Waffle House1
KFC1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Wendy's1

Ponchatoula on our top lists:

  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Daniel Lee Neumann (4)
  • Philip Joseph Jenkins, Jr. (3)
  • Terry Wayne Redwine (3)
  • Bradley Michael Roberts (1)
  • Erin Derbins (1)
  • Kim C. Klein (1)
  • Donald J. Gaudet, Jr. (1)
  • James Breland (1)
  • Walter E. Albright, Jr. (1)
  • Reid M. Ipser (1)

Total of 20 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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