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Waggaman, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Waggaman Census Designated Place had a population of 10,014 as of July 1, 2016. Waggaman 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 Waggaman is located at latitude 29.9378 and longitude -90.2312 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the Waggaman Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.5 sq. miles and a water area of 1.07 sq. miles. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Waggaman Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402978) 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 Waggaman Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waggaman 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 Waggaman: Wagaman.

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


Total Population 10,014
Population in Households 10,014
Population in Familes 8,781
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,822
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 3,425
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 2,668
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,587 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,476 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 949 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $132,009
Average Home Value $170,739


Median Household Income $42,591
Average Household Income $57,281
Per Capita Income $19,706
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.06%
Households 0.23% 0.19%
Families -0.01% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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 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 # 61 87th
Population Density1 # 66 86th
Diversity Index2 # 70 85th
Median Household Income # 186 61st
Per Capita Income # 314 34th

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