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Elton, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Elton had a population of 1,131 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Elton is located at latitude 30.4813 and longitude -92.6957 in Jefferson Davis Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Elton encompass a land area of 1.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson Davis Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Town of Elton (GNIS ID: 2406446) 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 Elton is located within Parish Governing Authority District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Davis Parish.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Elton, LA Housing Affordability Index is 244
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

Elton, LA Wealth Index is 40
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 1,131
Population in Households 1,131
Population in Familes 950
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 688
Diversity Index1 53
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,974
Average Household Income $53,063
Per Capita Income $20,679
Wealth Index3 40

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 551 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 347 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 133 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $83,025
Housing Affordability Index2 244
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 480
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 328
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 0.03% 0.07%
Households 0.02% 0.04%
Families 0.82% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.37%

Elton, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elton 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 # 267 44th
Population Density # 211 56th
Diversity Index # 144 70th
Median Household Income # 291 39th
Per Capita Income # 284 40th

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