Belcher, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Belcher, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Belcher had a population of 291 as of July 1, 2016. Belcher ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Belcher is located at latitude 32.7521 and longitude -93.8372 in Caddo Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Belcher (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Caddo Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 184 feet.

The Village of Belcher (GNIS ID: 2407417) 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 Village of Belcher is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caddo Parish.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belcher: Horseshoe.

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


Total Population 291
Population in Households 291
Population in Familes 244
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 187
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 118
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 77
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $128,125
Average Home Value $184,036


Median Household Income $41,954
Average Household Income $59,677
Per Capita Income $24,330
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.63% 0.94%
Households 1.73% 1.0%
Families 1.08% 1.02%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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.

Belcher, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belcher 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 # 415 13th
Population Density1 # 390 18th
Diversity Index2 # 44 91st
Median Household Income # 193 59th
Per Capita Income # 138 71st

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