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The Village of Dry Prong had a population of 427 as of July 1, 2017. Dry Prong ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dry Prong is located at latitude 31.5813 and longitude -92.5314 in Grant Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Dry Prong (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Grant Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 226 feet.

The Village of Dry Prong (GNIS ID: 2407444) 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 Village of Dry Prong is located within Parish Governing Authority District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grant Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dry Prong 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 Dry Prong: Cottonburg, Cottonburgh.

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


Total Population 427
Daytime Population: Workers 93
Daytime Population: Residents 216
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 309
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 427
Population in Familes 368
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 308
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $40,302
Average Household Income $59,910
Per Capita Income $22,947


Total Housing Units 199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $158,621
Average Home Value $156,338


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 122
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 -0.29% -0.28%
Households -0.33% -0.12%
Families -0.55% -0.5%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   3.21%

Dry Prong, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dry Prong 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 # 388 19th
Population Density # 333 30th
Diversity Index # 456 4th
Median Household Income # 236 50th
Per Capita Income # 196 59th

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