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Waggaman, Louisiana - Basic Facts

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

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Jefferson Parish at latitude 29.9185 and longitude -90.2109. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Waggaman Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 5.5 sq. miles and a water area of 1.07 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waggaman: Wagaman.

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


Total Population 10,071
Population in Households 10,071
Population in Familes 8,835
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,833
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 3,426
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 2,674
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,587 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,523 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 903 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $109,741
Average Home Value $124,970


Median Household Income $40,939
Average Household Income $52,292
Per Capita Income $17,885
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.13% 0.34%
Households 0.34% 0.36%
Families 0.04% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.


Waggaman, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waggaman 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 # 58 88th
Population Density1 # 64 87th
Diversity Index2 # 63 87th
Median Household Income # 209 56th
Per Capita Income # 353 26th

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