Shongaloo, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shongaloo, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Shongaloo had a population of 185 as of July 1, 2016. Shongaloo 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 Shongaloo is located at latitude 32.9403 and longitude -93.2932 in Webster Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Shongaloo (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Webster Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 256 feet.

The Village of Shongaloo (GNIS ID: 2407544) 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 Shongaloo is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Webster Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shongaloo 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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Shongaloo, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 185
Population in Households 185
Population in Familes 160
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 24
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 64
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 47
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 78 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $69,444
Average Home Value $101,415


Median Household Income $42,570
Average Household Income $59,541
Per Capita Income $23,361
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.11%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -1.6% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
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.

Shongaloo, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shongaloo 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 # 450 5th
Population Density1 # 469 1st
Diversity Index2 # 356 25th
Median Household Income # 187 61st
Per Capita Income # 162 66th

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