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Wisner, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Wisner had a population of 1,009 as of July 1, 2020. Wisner 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 Wisner is located at latitude 31.981 and longitude -91.6557 in Franklin Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wisner encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Town of Wisner (GNIS ID: 2406907) 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 Wisner is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin Parish.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,009 (100%)
Population in Households 958 (94.9%)
Population in Families 765 (75.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 51 ( 5.1%)
Population Density 1,267
Diversity Index2 54
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $21,161
Average Household Income $35,370
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $13,796
Wealth Index5 25
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 465 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 235 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $66,049
Average Home Value $86,538
Housing Affordability Index3 209
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 382
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 237
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 0.45% -0.3%
Households 0.58% -0.26%
Families 0.73% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
Owner Occupied HU   0.34%

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Wisner, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wisner 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 # 284 40th
Population Density # 108 77th
Median Household Income # 457 4th
Housing Affordability Index # 246 52nd
Per Capita Income # 442 7th
Diversity Index # 132 73rd

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