Ascension Parish LA Information


Ascension Parish Subdivisions

Ascension Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 121,894
Population in Households 121,104
Population in Familes 105,239
Population in Group Qrtrs 790
Population Density1 420
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 43,045
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 32,606
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 46,388 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33,220 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,825 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,343 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $200,327
Average Home Value $228,898


Median Household Income $68,198
Average Household Income $84,363
Per Capita Income $30,012
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.07% 2.15%
Households 2.11% 2.18%
Families 1.91% 2.06%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Ascension Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ascension Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 13 81st
Population Density1 # 5 94th
Diversity Index2 # 40 36th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 3 97th

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