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Old Jefferson, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Old Jefferson Census Designated Place had a population of 7,316 as of July 1, 2017. Old Jefferson 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 Old Jefferson is located at latitude 30.3775 and longitude -91.006 in East Baton Rouge Parish. The formal boundaries for the Old Jefferson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. East Baton Rouge Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Old Jefferson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403374) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Old Jefferson Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of East Baton Rouge Parish.

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

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


Total Population 7,316
Daytime Population: Workers 1,456
Daytime Population: Residents 3,115
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,571
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 7,264
Population in Familes 5,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density2 2,079
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $78,856
Average Household Income $90,272
Per Capita Income $37,136


Total Housing Units 3,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,016 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 949 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 ( 2.4%)
Median Home Value $186,727
Average Home Value $202,581


Total Households 2,965
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,898
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.65% 0.62%
Households 0.71% 0.63%
Families 0.0% 0.39%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Old Jefferson, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Old Jefferson 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 # 85 82nd
Population Density # 47 90th
Diversity Index # 192 59th
Median Household Income # 12 98th
Per Capita Income # 11 98th

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