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Dry Prong, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Dry Prong is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Grant Parish at latitude 31.5813 and longitude -92.5314. Grant Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 226 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Dry Prong, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dry Prong, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dry Prong indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Dry Prong (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dry Prong: Cottonburg, Cottonburgh.

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Dry Prong, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 422
Population in Households 422
Population in Familes 365
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 320
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 166
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $97,297
Average Home Value $130,179


Median Household Income $42,738
Average Household Income $56,589
Per Capita Income $21,800
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.76% -0.77%
Households -0.7% -0.86%
Families -1.13% -1.01%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.


Dry Prong, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dry Prong to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 388 18th
Population Density1 # 326 31st
Diversity Index2 # 455 4th
Median Household Income # 177 63rd
Per Capita Income # 181 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.