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Ferriday, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Ferriday had a population of 3,381 as of July 1, 2017. Ferriday ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ferriday is located at latitude 31.6342 and longitude -91.5562 in Concordia Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ferriday (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Concordia Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Town of Ferriday (GNIS ID: 2406497) 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 Ferriday is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Concordia Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ferriday population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Ferriday, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,381
Daytime Population: Workers 1,207
Daytime Population: Residents 2,394
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,601
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 3,351
Population in Familes 2,746
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 2,076
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $17,122
Average Household Income $28,231
Per Capita Income $11,066


Total Housing Units 1,497 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 729 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 534 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 234 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $128,018


Total Households 1,263
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 814
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.52% -0.66%
Households -0.5% -0.66%
Families -0.76% -0.85%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Ferriday, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ferriday to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 148 69th
Population Density # 48 90th
Diversity Index # 344 28th
Median Household Income # 473 0th
Per Capita Income # 473 0th

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