Fifth Ward, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Fifth Ward, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Fifth Ward Census Designated Place had a population of 833 as of July 1, 2018. 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 31.1207 and longitude -92.1584 in Avoyelles Parish. The formal boundaries for the Fifth Ward Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2586678) 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.

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Fifth Ward, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 833
Population in Households 833
Population in Familes 703
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 160
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $33,674
Average Household Income $49,561
Per Capita Income $19,564


Total Housing Units 363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 277 (76.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $97,468
Average Home Value $114,040


Total Households 341
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 248
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.49% 0.36%
Households 0.4% 0.29%
Families 0.5% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.02%

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, 2018 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 # 315 34th
Population Density # 402 15th
Diversity Index # 428 10th
Median Household Income # 351 26th
Per Capita Income # 329 31st

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