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Duson, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Duson had a population of 1,954 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Duson is located at latitude 30.2384 and longitude -92.1891 in Lafayette Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Duson (see map below) encompass a land area of 3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lafayette Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 33 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Duson are located in Lafayette Parish, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Acadia Parish.

The Town of Duson (GNIS ID: 2406407) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Duson is located within Parish Governing Authority District B, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafayette Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Duson 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 Duson: Duson Station.

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


Total Population 1,954
Population in Households 1,954
Population in Familes 1,581
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 652
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 773
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 523
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 880 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 525 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 248 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $80,134
Average Home Value $130,667


Median Household Income $37,901
Average Household Income $57,428
Per Capita Income $21,872
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.53% 2.02%
Households 1.62% 2.08%
Families 2.18% 1.84%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
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.

Duson, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Duson 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 # 207 57th
Population Density1 # 220 54th
Diversity Index2 # 248 48th
Median Household Income # 263 45th
Per Capita Income # 219 54th

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