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Gibsland, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Gibsland is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bienville Parish at latitude 32.5402 and longitude -93.0553. Bienville Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 269 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Gibsland, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gibsland, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Gibsland indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Gibsland (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,031
Population in Households 1,027
Population in Familes 819
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 392
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 441
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 280
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 546 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 323 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $89,130
Average Home Value $112,037


Median Household Income $29,946
Average Household Income $48,898
Per Capita Income $21,381
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.23% 0.15%
Households 1.56% 0.27%
Families 0.68% 0.14%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   3.03%
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.


Gibsland, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gibsland 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 # 279 41st
Population Density1 # 304 36th
Diversity Index2 # 113 77th
Median Household Income # 382 19th
Per Capita Income # 197 59th

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