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Waggaman, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Waggaman Census Designated Place had a population of 10,058 as of July 1, 2018. Waggaman 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 Waggaman is located at latitude 29.9378 and longitude -90.2312 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the Waggaman Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.5 sq. miles and a water area of 1.07 sq. miles. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Waggaman Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402978) 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 Waggaman Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Parish.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waggaman: Wagaman.

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Waggaman, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,058
Population in Households 10,058
Population in Familes 8,829
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,830
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $45,280
Average Household Income $62,308
Per Capita Income $21,371


Total Housing Units 3,587 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,420 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,007 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $140,252
Average Home Value $178,812


Total Households 3,427
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 2,658
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.05% 0.09%
Households 0.18% 0.15%
Families -0.05% 0.02%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

Waggaman, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waggaman to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 62 87th
Population Density # 66 86th
Diversity Index # 70 85th
Median Household Income # 167 65th
Per Capita Income # 259 46th

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