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Welsh, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Welsh had a population of 3,285 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Welsh is located at latitude 30.2356 and longitude -92.8124 in Jefferson Davis Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Welsh (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Jefferson Davis Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Town of Welsh (GNIS ID: 2406856) 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 Welsh is located within Parish Governing Authority District 11, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Davis Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Welsh 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 Welsh: Welch, Welchs, Welshs Station.

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


Total Population 3,285
Daytime Population: Workers 983
Daytime Population: Residents 2,021
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,004
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 3,196
Population in Familes 2,644
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density2 520
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $32,966
Average Household Income $50,475
Per Capita Income $19,187


Total Housing Units 1,431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 843 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 397 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 191 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $88,435
Average Home Value $126,512


Total Households 1,240
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 845
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 0.25% 0.43%
Households 0.27% 0.46%
Families 0.03% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

Welsh, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Welsh 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 # 153 68th
Population Density # 257 46th
Diversity Index # 310 35th
Median Household Income # 356 25th
Per Capita Income # 354 26th

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