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Waterproof, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Waterproof is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Tensas Parish at latitude 31.8072 and longitude -91.3861. Tensas Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 69 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Waterproof, but most people and references simply refer to it as Waterproof, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Waterproof indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Waterproof (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waterproof: Water Proof.

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


Total Population 657
Population in Households 657
Population in Familes 491
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 943
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 292
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 153
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (30.1%)
Median Home Value $76,230
Average Home Value $128,423


Median Household Income $23,382
Average Household Income $35,542
Per Capita Income $15,585
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.08% -1.15%
Households -0.87% -1.05%
Families 0.0% -1.34%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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.


Waterproof, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterproof 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 # 349 26th
Population Density1 # 163 66th
Diversity Index2 # 341 28th
Median Household Income # 453 4th
Per Capita Income # 420 11th

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