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Starks, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Starks Census Designated Place had a population of 705 as of July 1, 2016. Starks 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 Starks is located at latitude 30.3105 and longitude -93.6667 in Calcasieu Parish. The formal boundaries for the Starks Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calcasieu Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Starks Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586712) 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 Starks Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 11, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calcasieu Parish.

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


Total Population 705
Population in Households 705
Population in Familes 586
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 206
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 302
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 207
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 235 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $65,306
Average Home Value $94,703


Median Household Income $35,447
Average Household Income $61,514
Per Capita Income $24,613
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.96% 0.97%
Households 1.1% 1.04%
Families 3.1% 0.85%
Median Household Income   -0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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.

Starks, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Starks 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 # 338 29th
Population Density1 # 380 20th
Diversity Index2 # 459 3rd
Median Household Income # 313 34th
Per Capita Income # 126 74th

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