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Saint Joseph, Louisiana - Basic Facts

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The Town of Saint Joseph had a population of 1,138 as of July 1, 2017. Saint Joseph ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Joseph is located at latitude 31.9203 and longitude -91.24 in Tensas Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Saint Joseph (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tensas Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 72 feet.

The Town of Saint Joseph (GNIS ID: 2407270) 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 Saint Joseph is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tensas Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saint Joseph population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Saint Joseph, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,138
Daytime Population: Workers 676
Daytime Population: Residents 825
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,501
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 1,123
Population in Familes 900
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 1,278
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $29,931
Average Household Income $50,053
Per Capita Income $19,668


Total Housing Units 562 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 237 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 195 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $55,655
Average Home Value $68,515


Total Households 433
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 264
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.45% -0.86%
Households -0.56% -0.94%
Families -1.0% -1.08%
Median Household Income   -1.27%
Per Capita Income   0.72%

Saint Joseph, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Joseph to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 266 44th
Population Density # 107 78th
Diversity Index # 295 38th
Median Household Income # 394 17th
Per Capita Income # 335 30th

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