Fifth Ward, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fifth Ward, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Fifth Ward Census Designated Place had a population of 832 as of July 1, 2016. Fifth Ward ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fifth Ward is located at latitude 31.1207 and longitude -92.1584 in Avoyelles Parish. 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. Avoyelles Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Fifth Ward Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586678) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fifth Ward Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Avoyelles Parish.

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

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


Total Population 832
Population in Households 832
Population in Familes 701
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 160
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 344
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 252
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 379 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 271 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $94,753
Average Home Value $116,513


Median Household Income $30,843
Average Household Income $48,314
Per Capita Income $19,092
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.45%
Households 0.67% 0.4%
Families 0.92% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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 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 # 319 33rd
Population Density1 # 404 15th
Diversity Index2 # 428 10th
Median Household Income # 378 20th
Per Capita Income # 338 29th

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