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Start, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Start Census Designated Place had a population of 1,013 as of July 1, 2016. Start ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Start is located at latitude 32.4916 and longitude -91.8678 in Richland Parish. The formal boundaries for the Start Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Richland Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Start Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586713) 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 Start Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of Richland Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Start 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 Start: Charleston.

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


Total Population 1,013
Population in Households 869
Population in Familes 776
Population in Group Qrtrs 144
Population Density1 288
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 403
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 316
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 314 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $101,695
Average Home Value $142,516


Median Household Income $40,931
Average Household Income $60,298
Per Capita Income $20,208
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.82% 1.42%
Households 2.24% 1.73%
Families 2.79% 1.59%
Median Household Income   2.55%
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.

Start, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Start 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 # 287 40th
Population Density1 # 340 28th
Diversity Index2 # 365 23rd
Median Household Income # 211 56th
Per Capita Income # 288 39th

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