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Ponchatoula is in Tangipahoa Parish, in the Hammond metro area.

The community was named for Indian tribe.

The latitude of Ponchatoula is 30.438N. The longitude is -90.441W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,450.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$22,244
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ponchatoula demographic reports
Began as a logging camp
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 82. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 15.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 5-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ponchatoula web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Joyce Wildlife Management Area
Historic sites and museums: Collinswood School Museum

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10% of Ponchatoula residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ponchatoula ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ponchatoula was $12,157, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Ponchatoula residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ponchatoula, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $292.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $661.


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Tangipahoa Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ponchatoula political report.

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The average commute time for Ponchatoula workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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