Union Parish LA Information


Union Parish Subdivisions

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


Total Population 22,858
Population in Households 22,382
Population in Familes 18,717
Population in Group Qrtrs 476
Population Density1 26
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 9,263
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 6,389
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,851 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,412 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,390 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $90,761
Average Home Value $126,383


Median Household Income $39,435
Average Household Income $55,724
Per Capita Income $23,125
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.07%
Households 0.21% 0.17%
Families -0.04% 0.02%
Median Household Income   -0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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.


Union Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Union Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents 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 # 45 31st
Population Density1 # 53 19th
Diversity Index2 # 44 33rd
Median Household Income # 35 47th
Per Capita Income # 26 61st

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