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Elton, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Elton had a population of 1,181 as of July 1, 2017. Elton ranks in the upper 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 Elton is located at latitude 30.4812 and longitude -92.6976 in Jefferson Davis Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Elton (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elton 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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Elton, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,181
Daytime Population: Workers 238
Daytime Population: Residents 747
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 985
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 1,181
Population in Familes 995
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 718
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $42,530
Average Household Income $57,869
Per Capita Income $22,516


Total Housing Units 556 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 375 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $95,370
Average Home Value $142,246


Total Households 502
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 346
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 0.64% 1.73%
Households 0.65% 1.73%
Families 1.8% 1.57%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 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 # 263 45th
Population Density # 203 57th
Diversity Index # 119 75th
Median Household Income # 194 59th
Per Capita Income # 213 55th

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