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Welcome, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Welcome Census Designated Place had a population of 898 as of July 1, 2016. Welcome ranks in the lower 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 Welcome is located at latitude 30.0443 and longitude -90.8835 in St. James Parish. The formal boundaries for the Welcome Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.58 sq. miles. St. James Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Welcome Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583552) 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 Welcome Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. James Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Welcome 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 Welcome: Bon Secour, Bon Secours, Welcome Plantation.

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


Total Population 898
Population in Households 879
Population in Familes 800
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 198
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 292
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 234
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 326 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 215 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $56,364
Average Home Value $97,685


Median Household Income $37,011
Average Household Income $45,250
Per Capita Income $15,845
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.87% 1.09%
Households 2.26% 1.33%
Families 1.44% 1.25%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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.

Welcome, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Welcome 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 # 307 35th
Population Density1 # 384 19th
Diversity Index2 # 445 6th
Median Household Income # 280 41st
Per Capita Income # 433 9th

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