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The Town of Newellton had a population of 1,170 as of July 1, 2016. Newellton ranks in the upper 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 Newellton is located at latitude 32.0726 and longitude -91.2393 in Tensas Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Newellton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Tensas Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Town of Newellton (GNIS ID: 2406985) 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 Town of Newellton is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tensas Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newellton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,170
Population in Households 1,170
Population in Familes 977
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,541
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 468
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 315
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 563 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 289 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 179 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $91,500
Average Home Value $137,108


Median Household Income $31,450
Average Household Income $51,674
Per Capita Income $21,383
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.48%
Households -0.34% -0.56%
Families -0.15% -0.71%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   0.93%
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.

Newellton, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newellton 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 # 264 45th
Population Density1 # 82 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 115 76th
Median Household Income # 371 22nd
Per Capita Income # 239 50th

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