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Welsh, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Welsh had a population of 3,262 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Welsh is located at latitude 30.2356 and longitude -92.8124 in Jefferson Davis Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Welsh (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Jefferson Davis Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Town of Welsh (GNIS ID: 2406856) 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 Welsh is located within Parish Governing Authority District 11, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Davis Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Welsh 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 Welsh: Welch, Welchs, Welshs Station.

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


Total Population 3,262
Population in Households 3,173
Population in Familes 2,635
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density1 516
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 1,234
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 846
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,413 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 837 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 397 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 179 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $89,390
Average Home Value $131,370


Median Household Income $35,121
Average Household Income $51,788
Per Capita Income $19,743
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.51%
Households 0.24% 0.55%
Families 0.06% 0.38%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.

Welsh, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Welsh 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 # 152 68th
Population Density1 # 261 45th
Diversity Index2 # 307 36th
Median Household Income # 319 33rd
Per Capita Income # 310 35th

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