Bogalusa, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Bogalusa, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Bogalusa had a population of 11,947 as of July 1, 2015. Bogalusa ranks in the upper 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 Bogalusa is located at latitude 30.7754 and longitude -89.8617 in Washington Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Bogalusa (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Washington Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 95 feet.

The City of Bogalusa (GNIS ID: 2403888) 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 Bogalusa 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 Bogalusa: Bogaloosa.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 11,947
Population in Households 11,760
Population in Familes 9,210
Population in Group Qrtrs 187
Population Density1 1,257
Diversity Index2 56
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,876
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 3,014
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,857 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,713 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,163 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 981 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $83,539
Average Home Value $104,607
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $25,417
Average Household Income $39,370
Per Capita Income $16,231
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.45% -0.19%
Households -0.32% -0.15%
Families -0.41% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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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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, 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 # 46 90th
Population Density1 # 109 77th
Diversity Index2 # 68 86th
Median Household Income # 443 7th
Per Capita Income # 395 17th

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