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Lake Arthur, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Lake Arthur had a population of 2,845 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Arthur ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Lake Arthur is located at latitude 30.08 and longitude -92.6774 in Jefferson Davis Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lake Arthur (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.57 sq. miles. Jefferson Davis Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Lake Arthur (GNIS ID: 2405969) 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 Arthur is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Davis Parish.

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


Total Population 2,845
Daytime Population: Workers 413
Daytime Population: Residents 1,965
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,378
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 2,845
Population in Familes 2,261
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,534
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $30,807
Average Household Income $45,241
Per Capita Income $17,911


Total Housing Units 1,308 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 740 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 398 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $74,390
Average Home Value $91,622


Total Households 1,138
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 731
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 0.53% 0.66%
Households 0.53% 0.64%
Families 0.56% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Lake Arthur, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Arthur 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 # 167 65th
Population Density # 82 83rd
Diversity Index # 391 18th
Median Household Income # 383 19th
Per Capita Income # 393 17th

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