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The Town of Waterproof had a population of 678 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Waterproof is located at latitude 31.8072 and longitude -91.3861 in Tensas Parish. 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. Tensas Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Town of Waterproof (GNIS ID: 2406839) 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 Waterproof is located within Parish Governing Authority District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tensas Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waterproof 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 Waterproof: Water Proof.

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


Total Population 678
Population in Households 678
Population in Familes 507
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 973
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 297
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 156
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (39.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (28.9%)
Median Home Value $44,565
Average Home Value $69,512


Median Household Income $25,000
Average Household Income $32,575
Per Capita Income $14,128
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.51%
Households -0.32% -0.54%
Families 0.31% -0.78%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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 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 # 347 27th
Population Density1 # 159 67th
Diversity Index2 # 349 27th
Median Household Income # 444 7th
Per Capita Income # 460 3rd

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