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Jefferson, Louisiana - Basic Facts

Jefferson is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Jefferson Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Jefferson Parish at latitude 29.966 and longitude -90.1531. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Jefferson Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 2.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.57 sq. miles.

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Jefferson, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson 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 # 51 89th
Population Density1 # 9 98th
Diversity Index2 # 44 91st
Median Household Income # 240 49th
Per Capita Income # 73 85th

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

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

POPULATION

Total Population 11,005
Population in Households 10,687
Population in Familes 7,262
Population in Group Qrtrs 318
Population Density1 4,068
Diversity Index2 59
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,202
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 2,578
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,891 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,495 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,708 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 689 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $158,027
Average Home Value $174,970
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,700
Average Household Income $53,316
Per Capita Income $25,638
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.4% -0.13%
Households -0.25% -0.1%
Families -0.77% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.

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