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Bogalusa, Louisiana - Basic Facts

Bogalusa is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Bogalusa.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Washington Parish at latitude 30.791 and longitude -89.8487. Washington Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 95 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Bogalusa (see map) encompass a land area of 9.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bogalusa: Bogaloosa.

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


Total Population 11,819
Population in Households 11,631
Population in Familes 9,133
Population in Group Qrtrs 188
Population Density1 1,244
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 4,820
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,977
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,836 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,693 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,128 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,016 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $78,482
Average Home Value $100,353


Median Household Income $23,947
Average Household Income $37,837
Per Capita Income $15,588
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.8% -0.62%
Households -0.67% -0.6%
Families -0.8% -0.82%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.


Bogalusa, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bogalusa 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 # 46 90th
Population Density1 # 110 77th
Diversity Index2 # 65 86th
Median Household Income # 448 5th
Per Capita Income # 419 12th

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