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Gibsland, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Gibsland had a population of 987 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gibsland is located at latitude 32.5402 and longitude -93.0553 in Bienville Parish. 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. Bienville Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 269 feet.

The Town of Gibsland (GNIS ID: 2406562) 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 Town of Gibsland is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bienville Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gibsland 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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Gibsland, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 987
Population in Households 982
Population in Familes 782
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 375
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 423
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 268
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 539 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 304 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $71,726
Average Home Value $111,148


Median Household Income $27,843
Average Household Income $47,447
Per Capita Income $20,840
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% -0.47%
Households 0.38% -0.24%
Families -0.24% -0.45%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   0.93%
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 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 # 290 39th
Population Density1 # 311 35th
Diversity Index2 # 136 72nd
Median Household Income # 412 13th
Per Capita Income # 261 45th

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