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Waterproof, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Waterproof had a population of 681 as of July 1, 2015.

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 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.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waterproof: Water Proof.

Town of Waterproof, LA Boundary Map

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Waterproof, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 681
Population in Households 681
Population in Familes 508
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 977
Diversity Index2 34
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 301
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 159
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 130 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (28.0%)
Median Home Value $75,397
Average Home Value $96,552
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $23,162
Average Household Income $32,343
Per Capita Income $14,201
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.18%
Households -0.13% 0.07%
Families 0.74% -0.25%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 343 28th
Population Density1 # 158 67th
Diversity Index2 # 347 27th
Median Household Income # 458 3rd
Per Capita Income # 450 5th

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