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Ponchatoula, Louisiana

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The location of Ponchatoula

Welcome to Ponchatoula ...

The city of Ponchatoula is located in Tangipahoa Parish.

The location of Ponchatoula has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Ponchatoula has a population of 7,371 people<2> (see below for details).

Ponchatoula was established in 1820.

The community of Ponchatoula is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Ponchatoula lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Ponchatoula: (985)

The ZIP code for Ponchatoula: 70454<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ponchatoula had a population of 6,559 people (which is 5.42% of the total population of Tangipahoa Parish). This makes Ponchatoula the parish's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Ponchatoula represents 0.14% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 54th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,559 people, the population of Ponchatoula increased 26.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,180 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Ponchatoula had an population of 7,371 people. This is an increase of 12.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 42.3% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ponchatoula.

Communities near Ponchatoula ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Covington   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the East (E) of Ponchatoula

Located in Saint Tammany Parish

Livingston   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Ponchatoula

Located in Livingston Parish

Independence   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Ponchatoula

Killian   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Ponchatoula

Located in Livingston Parish

Albany   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Ponchatoula

Located in Livingston Parish

Folsom   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Ponchatoula

Located in Saint Tammany Parish

Madisonville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Ponchatoula

Located in Saint Tammany Parish

Tickfaw   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Ponchatoula

Springfield   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Ponchatoula

Located in Livingston Parish

Hammond   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of Ponchatoula

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Ponchatoula.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ponchatoula. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ponchatoula. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ponchatoula. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ponchatoula:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ponchatoula ...

Looking for more information about Ponchatoula? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ponchatoula, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ponchatoula.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Tangipahoa Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ponchatoula. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tangipahoa Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ponchatoula.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ponchatoula - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ponchatoula). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ponchatoula or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ponchatoula) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ponchatoula. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ponchatoula

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ponchatoula. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4403, Longitude: -90.4425     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ponchatoula have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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