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The Fifth Ward CDP(1) had a population of 770 as of July 1, 2021. Fifth Ward 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 Fifth Ward is located at latitude 31.1302 and longitude -92.1729 in Avoyelles Parish. The formal boundaries for the Fifth Ward Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Avoyelles Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Fifth Ward Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fifth Ward Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Avoyelles Parish.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Fifth Ward, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 770 (100%)
Population in Households 770 (100.0%)
Population in Families 645 (83.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 148
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $51,688
Average Household Income $69,821
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $27,924
Wealth Index5 65


Total HU (Housing Units) 363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 263 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $141,129
Average Home Value $144,677
Housing Affordability Index3 240


Total Households 319
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 232
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.34% -0.82%
Households -0.3% -0.7%
Families -0.23% -0.79%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.69%

Fifth Ward, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fifth Ward to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 325 31st
Population Density # 406 15th
Median Household Income # 148 69th
Housing Affordability Index # 330 70th
Per Capita Income # 127 73rd
Diversity Index # 428 10th

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