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Ponchatoula
  • Town in Louisiana

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grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade C

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Ponchatoula is a town in Louisiana with a population of 7,195. Ponchatoula is in Tangipahoa Parish. Living in Ponchatoula offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Ponchatoula and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Ponchatoula are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$152,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$900
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    668.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    66.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    307.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    1,578
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    5,068.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    347.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    national  12%

Working in Ponchatoula

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,184
National
$62,843

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