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Fifth Ward, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Fifth Ward Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Avoyelles Parish at latitude 31.1207 and longitude -92.1584. Avoyelles Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 59 feet.

The formal official name is the Fifth Ward Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fifth Ward, Louisiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Fifth Ward indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Fifth Ward Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Fifth Ward, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 812
Population in Households 812
Population in Familes 685
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 156
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 338
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 249
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 271 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $94,257
Average Home Value $122,140


Median Household Income $29,184
Average Household Income $41,246
Per Capita Income $16,502
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.35% -0.02%
Households 0.57% 0.12%
Families 1.07% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
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.


Fifth Ward, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fifth Ward to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 317 33rd
Population Density1 # 404 15th
Diversity Index2 # 427 10th
Median Household Income # 391 18th
Per Capita Income # 392 17th

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