Avoyelles Parish LA Information


Avoyelles Parish Subdivisions

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


Total Population 43,280
Population in Households 39,937
Population in Familes 32,850
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,343
Population Density1 52
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 15,928
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 10,744
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,951 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,844 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,084 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,023 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $109,283
Average Home Value $135,441


Median Household Income $33,068
Average Household Income $49,836
Per Capita Income $18,638
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.31%
Households 0.51% 0.34%
Families 0.25% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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.


Avoyelles Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avoyelles 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 # 27 59th
Population Density1 # 33 50th
Diversity Index2 # 42 39th
Median Household Income # 48 27th
Per Capita Income # 57 13th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.