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Jefferson, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Jefferson Census Designated Place had a population of 11,079 as of July 1, 2017. Jefferson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Jefferson is located at latitude 29.9608 and longitude -90.1559 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the Jefferson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.57 sq. miles. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Jefferson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402632) 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 Jefferson Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Parish.

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


Total Population 11,079
Daytime Population: Workers 13,507
Daytime Population: Residents 5,460
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,967
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.71
Population in Households 10,762
Population in Familes 7,271
Population in Group Qrtrs 317
Population Density2 4,092
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $42,013
Average Household Income $56,962
Per Capita Income $28,120


Total Housing Units 5,907 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,457 (41.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,796 (47.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 654 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $185,697
Average Home Value $190,846


Total Households 5,253
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 2,576
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 -0.14% -0.05%
Households -0.01% 0.04%
Families -0.46% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Jefferson, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson 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 # 52 89th
Population Density # 9 98th
Diversity Index # 42 91st
Median Household Income # 209 56th
Per Capita Income # 69 86th

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