Tangipahoa Parish LA Information


Tangipahoa Parish Subdivisions

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


Total Population 131,901
Population in Households 128,263
Population in Familes 103,772
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,638
Population Density1 167
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 49,856
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 33,325
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 55,431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32,545 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,311 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,575 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $162,340
Average Home Value $192,814


Median Household Income $40,674
Average Household Income $56,256
Per Capita Income $22,044
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.38% 1.36%
Households 1.6% 1.52%
Families 1.34% 1.35%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.


Tangipahoa Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tangipahoa Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents 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 # 11 84th
Population Density1 # 13 81st
Diversity Index2 # 32 52nd
Median Household Income # 31 53rd
Per Capita Income # 32 52nd

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