Jefferson Parish LA Information


Jefferson Parish Subdivisions

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


Total Population 433,634
Population in Households 430,323
Population in Familes 342,566
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,311
Population Density1 1,467
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 171,885
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 111,353
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 191,169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 101,536 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 70,349 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 19,284 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $189,452
Average Home Value $228,958


Median Household Income $48,959
Average Household Income $70,184
Per Capita Income $28,044
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% 0.12%
Households 0.21% 0.24%
Families -0.07% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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.


Jefferson Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents 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 # 2 98th
Population Density1 # 2 98th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 15 78th
Per Capita Income # 6 92nd

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