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Simmesport, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Simmesport had a population of 1,473 as of July 1, 2023.

The primary coordinate point for Simmesport is located at latitude 30.9835 and longitude -91.8001 in Avoyelles Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Simmesport encompass a land area of 2.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Avoyelles Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6).

The Town of Simmesport 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 Town of Simmesport is located within Parish Governing Authority District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Avoyelles Parish.

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Simmesport, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 1,473 (100%)
Population in Households 1,408 (95.6%)
Population in Families 1,126 (76.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 65 ( 4.4%)
Population Density 674
Diversity Index2 57


Median Household Income $22,081
Average Household Income $49,048
% of Income for Mortgage4 24%
Per Capita Income $19,938
Wealth Index5 31
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (36.4)


Total HU (Housing Units) 704 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 302 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 294 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $88,525
Average Home Value $128,063
Housing Affordability Index3 110


Total Households 596
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 375
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.10% -0.52%
Households -0.41% -0.17%
Families   -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   3.13%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.60%

Simmesport, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Simmesport to the other 488 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 224 54th
Population Density # 196 60th
Median Household Income # 474 3rd
Housing Affordability Index # 135 28th
Per Capita Income # 424 14th
Diversity Index # 153 69th

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