Bunkie, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bunkie, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Bunkie had a population of 3,654 as of July 1, 2017. Bunkie 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 Bunkie is located at latitude 30.9537 and longitude -92.1881 in Avoyelles Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Bunkie (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Avoyelles Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 66 feet.

The City of Bunkie (GNIS ID: 2403952) 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 City of Bunkie is located within Parish Governing Authority District 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of Avoyelles Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bunkie population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bunkie: Bunkie Station, Irion.

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Bunkie, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,654
Daytime Population: Workers 1,482
Daytime Population: Residents 2,294
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,776
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 3,590
Population in Familes 2,928
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density2 1,209
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $28,717
Average Household Income $44,471
Per Capita Income $17,398


Total Housing Units 1,918 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 773 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 641 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 504 (26.3%)
Median Home Value $97,598
Average Home Value $123,351


Total Households 1,414
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 931
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.82% -0.97%
Households -1.9% -1.0%
Families -2.0% -1.17%
Median Household Income   -0.52%
Per Capita Income   0.98%

Bunkie, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bunkie to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 140 71st
Population Density # 117 76th
Diversity Index # 71 85th
Median Household Income # 408 14th
Per Capita Income # 409 14th

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