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Simmesport, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Simmesport had a population of 2,160 as of July 1, 2019.

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.

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Simmesport, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Simmesport, LA Housing Affordability Index is 150
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Simmesport, LA Wealth Index is 28
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,160
Population in Households 1,978
Population in Familes 1,576
Population in Group Qrtrs 182
Population Density 989
Diversity Index1 54
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $21,451
Average Household Income $36,296
Per Capita Income $13,447
Wealth Index3 28

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 439 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 276 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $78,125
Housing Affordability Index2 150
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 716
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 446
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.01% -0.45%
Households -0.03% -0.51%
Families -0.05% -0.68%
Median Household Income   3.54%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

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, 2019 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 # 194 59th
Population Density # 153 68th
Diversity Index # 126 74th
Median Household Income # 457 4th
Per Capita Income # 444 7th

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