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Welcome, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Welcome Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in St. James Parish at latitude 30.0443 and longitude -90.8835. St. James Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 20 feet.

The formal official name is the Welcome Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Welcome, Louisiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Welcome indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Welcome: Bon Secour, Bon Secours, Welcome Plantation.

Welcome Census Designated Place, LA Boundary Map


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


Total Population 874
Population in Households 855
Population in Familes 779
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 193
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 283
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 228
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 213 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $127,273
Average Home Value $316,472


Median Household Income $32,340
Average Household Income $40,654
Per Capita Income $13,599
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.1% 1.18%
Households 2.58% 1.44%
Families 1.5% 1.37%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
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 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 # 310 35th
Population Density1 # 385 19th
Diversity Index2 # 438 8th
Median Household Income # 346 27th
Per Capita Income # 458 3rd

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