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The Village of Downsville had a population of 142 as of July 1, 2016. Downsville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Downsville is located at latitude 32.6264 and longitude -92.4129 in Union Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Downsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 256 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Downsville are located in Union Parish, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Lincoln Parish.

The Village of Downsville (GNIS ID: 2407442) 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 Village of Downsville is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Downsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 142
Population in Households 142
Population in Familes 120
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 191
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 53
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 38
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 59 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $130,114


Median Household Income $50,826
Average Household Income $62,688
Per Capita Income $25,792
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.0%
Households 0.31% 0.0%
Families -0.41% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.

Downsville, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Downsville 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 # 460 3rd
Population Density1 # 388 18th
Diversity Index2 # 417 12th
Median Household Income # 104 78th
Per Capita Income # 103 78th

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