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Richwood, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Richwood is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ouachita Parish at latitude 32.4487 and longitude -92.0773. Ouachita Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 72 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Richwood, but most people and references simply refer to it as Richwood, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Richwood indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Richwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 3,376
Population in Households 2,065
Population in Familes 1,769
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,311
Population Density1 1,325
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 547
Average Household Size 3.78
Family Households 388
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 642 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 267 (41.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 279 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $74,757
Average Home Value $119,683


Median Household Income $24,083
Average Household Income $31,999
Per Capita Income $11,720
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.11% 0.05%
Households -0.26% -0.07%
Families 0.18% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   3.11%
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.


Richwood, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richwood 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 # 149 69th
Population Density1 # 99 79th
Diversity Index2 # 367 23rd
Median Household Income # 447 6th
Per Capita Income # 471 1st

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