Fifth Ward, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fifth Ward, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Fifth Ward Census Designated Place had a population of 857 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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

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


Total Population 857
Daytime Population: Workers 77
Daytime Population: Residents 510
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 587
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 857
Population in Familes 721
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 165
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $33,055
Average Household Income $51,433
Per Capita Income $20,376


Total Housing Units 382 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 278 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $99,128
Average Home Value $116,336


Total Households 352
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 257
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 0.95% 0.74%
Households 0.89% 0.67%
Families 1.07% 0.54%
Median Household Income   -0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

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, 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 # 310 35th
Population Density # 401 16th
Diversity Index # 428 10th
Median Household Income # 354 26th
Per Capita Income # 303 36th

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