Simmesport, LA Profile: Facts & Data

Advertisement

Simmesport Local Links & Resources:
Resources | ALL Simmesport Content
Planning to visit Simmesport? See Local Hotels

Also See: Simmesport, LA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps

Simmesport, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Simmesport had a population of 2,089 as of July 1, 2020.

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 elevation is 39 feet.

The Town of Simmesport (GNIS ID: 2407344) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Simmesport: Simsport.

Advertisement

Simmesport, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,089 (100%)
Population in Households 1,907 (91.3%)
Population in Families 1,515 (72.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 182 ( 8.7%)
Population Density 956
Diversity Index2 54
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $19,858
Average Household Income $37,189
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $13,856
Wealth Index5 28
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 849 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 428 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 264 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $76,389
Average Home Value $96,194
Housing Affordability Index3 166
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 691
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 430
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.33% -0.72%
Households -0.37% -0.79%
Families -0.4% -1.0%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.86%

Advertisement

Simmesport, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Simmesport to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 197 59th
Population Density # 158 67th
Median Household Income # 467 2nd
Housing Affordability Index # 107 23rd
Per Capita Income # 440 7th
Diversity Index # 127 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.

Simmesport, LA - Most Popular Things to Do

Also See: Nearby Hotels | Driving Directions

Use HTL Address Research for a Louisiana Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, parish, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2020, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features

Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Louisiana July 1, 2020 Data
Data:
Locations:
Highest or Lowest:
Results:

More Tools and Resources:

  1. For information about schools and school attendance zones, use the HTL Address Tool
  2. Our new HTL Neighborhood Explorer provides lots of detail about any neighborhood.
  3. The new 2-Minute Introduction and Concise Guide to Big Data which will help you make the most effective use of HomeTownLocator Tools.
  4. See the References & Data Sources page for more information about methodology and sources of data.
  5. See the Louisiana COVID-19 Data and US COVID-19 Data for more information on the spread of the novel coronavirus.


Advertisement