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Lake Providence, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Lake Providence had a population of 3,847 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Providence is located at latitude 32.8043 and longitude -91.1701 in East Carroll Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lake Providence encompass a land area of 3.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. East Carroll Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 105 feet.

The Town of Lake Providence (GNIS ID: 2405976) 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 Lake Providence is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of East Carroll Parish.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Lake Providence, LA Housing Affordability Index is 189
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

Lake Providence, LA Wealth Index is 32
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 3,847
Population in Households 3,847
Population in Familes 3,183
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,071
Diversity Index1 38
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $21,068
Average Household Income $34,310
Per Capita Income $13,060
Wealth Index3 32

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,584 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 749 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 690 (43.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $59,815
Housing Affordability Index2 189
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,440
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 942
Average Family Size 3
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 -0.4% -0.69%
Households -0.3% -0.63%
Families -0.45% -0.8%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.26%

Lake Providence, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Providence 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 # 134 72nd
Population Density # 137 71st
Diversity Index # 319 33rd
Median Household Income # 460 3rd
Per Capita Income # 453 5th

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