Ferriday, LA Profile: Facts & Data

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Ferriday, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Ferriday had a population of 3,390 as of July 1, 2020. Ferriday ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ferriday is located at latitude 31.6302 and longitude -91.5546 in Concordia Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ferriday encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Concordia Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Town of Ferriday (GNIS ID: 2406497) 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 Ferriday is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Concordia Parish.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 3,390 (100%)
Population in Households 3,359 (99.1%)
Population in Families 2,748 (81.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 31 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 2,081
Diversity Index2 37
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $21,388
Average Household Income $37,166
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $14,342
Wealth Index5 29
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 691 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 573 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 237 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $104,167
Average Home Value $172,938
Housing Affordability Index3 132
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,264
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 812
Average Family Size 3
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 -0.34% -0.8%
Households -0.35% -0.8%
Families -0.56% -1.01%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.94%

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Ferriday, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ferriday 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 # 150 69th
Population Density # 47 90th
Median Household Income # 456 4th
Housing Affordability Index # 42 9th
Per Capita Income # 433 9th
Diversity Index # 329 31st

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