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Parks, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Parks had a population of 678 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Parks is located at latitude 30.2178 and longitude -91.8276 in St. Martin Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Parks (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. St. Martin Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Village of Parks (GNIS ID: 2407520) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Parks is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Martin Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Parks 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 Parks: La Pointe De Repose, Potier.

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


Total Population 678
Population in Households 678
Population in Familes 598
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 805
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 258
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 199
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 291 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 214 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $131,818
Average Home Value $149,883


Median Household Income $51,378
Average Household Income $63,627
Per Capita Income $22,605
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.64%
Households 0.25% 0.54%
Families 0.91% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Parks, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parks 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 # 346 27th
Population Density1 # 189 60th
Diversity Index2 # 278 42nd
Median Household Income # 98 80th
Per Capita Income # 189 60th

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