Ouachita Parish LA Information


Ouachita Parish Subdivisions

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


Total Population 158,481
Population in Households 152,935
Population in Familes 124,616
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,546
Population Density1 260
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 61,421
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 40,530
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 67,632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34,811 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,610 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,211 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $131,796
Average Home Value $178,414


Median Household Income $40,319
Average Household Income $61,116
Per Capita Income $24,420
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.45%
Households 0.73% 0.61%
Families 0.46% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.


Ouachita Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ouachita Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents 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 # 8 89th
Population Density1 # 8 89th
Diversity Index2 # 21 67th
Median Household Income # 32 52nd
Per Capita Income # 20 70th

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