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Jefferson, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Jefferson Census Designated Place had a population of 10,924 as of July 1, 2016. Jefferson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jefferson is located at latitude 29.9608 and longitude -90.1559 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the Jefferson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.57 sq. miles. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Jefferson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402632) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Jefferson Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jefferson 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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Jefferson, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,924
Population in Households 10,606
Population in Familes 7,204
Population in Group Qrtrs 318
Population Density1 4,035
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 5,179
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 2,557
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,914 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,391 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,788 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 735 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $182,779
Average Home Value $187,432


Median Household Income $40,652
Average Household Income $54,305
Per Capita Income $26,867
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.39% -0.15%
Households -0.24% -0.06%
Families -0.65% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson 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 # 52 89th
Population Density1 # 9 98th
Diversity Index2 # 43 91st
Median Household Income # 213 55th
Per Capita Income # 78 84th

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