Ferriday, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ferriday, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Ferriday had a population of 3,431 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 3,431
Population in Households 3,401
Population in Familes 2,795
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 2,107
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 1,284
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 831
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,497 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 736 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 548 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 213 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $68,614
Average Home Value $118,605


Median Household Income $17,383
Average Household Income $28,358
Per Capita Income $11,143
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.33%
Households -0.32% -0.28%
Families -0.55% -0.49%
Median Household Income   -0.36%
Per Capita Income   1.0%
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.

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, 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 # 147 69th
Population Density1 # 46 91st
Diversity Index2 # 343 28th
Median Household Income # 473 0th
Per Capita Income # 473 0th

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