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Donaldsonville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Donaldsonville had a population of 7,781 as of July 1, 2016. Donaldsonville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Donaldsonville is located at latitude 30.0951 and longitude -90.9925 in Ascension Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Donaldsonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Ascension Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Donaldsonville (GNIS ID: 2404233) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Donaldsonville is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ascension Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Donaldsonville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Donaldsonville: Ascension, Donaldsontown, Donisonville, La Fourche, La Ville De Donaldson.

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


Total Population 7,781
Population in Households 7,647
Population in Familes 6,518
Population in Group Qrtrs 134
Population Density1 2,056
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 2,823
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 1,966
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,592 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,231 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 360 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $111,898
Average Home Value $122,911


Median Household Income $32,344
Average Household Income $47,214
Per Capita Income $17,417
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 1.1%
Households 0.83% 1.16%
Families 0.81% 0.98%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
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.

Donaldsonville, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Donaldsonville to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 80 83rd
Population Density1 # 48 90th
Diversity Index2 # 306 35th
Median Household Income # 355 25th
Per Capita Income # 388 18th

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