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Avondale, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Avondale Census Designated Place had a population of 4,817 as of July 1, 2020. Avondale 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 Avondale is located at latitude 29.913 and longitude -90.2037 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the Avondale Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.43 sq. miles. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Avondale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402656) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Avondale Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Parish.


Avondale, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 4,817 (100%)
Population in Households 4,817 (100.0%)
Population in Families 4,175 (86.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 867
Diversity Index2 72


Median Household Income $39,090
Average Household Income $51,558
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $17,487
Wealth Index5 45


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,814 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,314 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 337 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $94,380
Average Home Value $100,551
Housing Affordability Index3 266


Total Households 1,652
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 1,294
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.27% -0.33%
Households -0.12% -0.23%
Families -0.13% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.26%


Avondale, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avondale to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 116 76th
Population Density # 171 64th
Median Household Income # 271 43rd
Housing Affordability Index # 382 81st
Per Capita Income # 377 21st
Diversity Index # 10 98th

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