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Simmesport, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Simmesport had a population of 2,206 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Simmesport is located at latitude 30.981 and longitude -91.8143 in Avoyelles Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Simmesport (see map below) 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Simmesport: Simsport.

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


Total Population 2,206
Daytime Population: Workers 420
Daytime Population: Residents 1,408
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,828
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 2,023
Population in Familes 1,612
Population in Group Qrtrs 183
Population Density2 1,010
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $35,415
Average Household Income $48,803
Per Capita Income $18,341


Total Housing Units 872 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 419 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 315 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $67,424
Average Home Value $96,651


Total Households 734
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 459
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.28% 0.2%
Households 0.3% 0.22%
Families 0.34% 0.04%
Median Household Income   -0.56%
Per Capita Income   0.91%

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, 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 # 191 60th
Population Density # 150 69th
Diversity Index # 126 73rd
Median Household Income # 317 33rd
Per Capita Income # 376 21st

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