Ouachita Parish LA Information


Ouachita Parish Subdivisions

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


Total Population 161,343
Population in Households 155,785
Population in Familes 127,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,558
Population Density2 264
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $40,705
Average Household Income $62,032
Per Capita Income $24,411


Total Housing Units 67,923 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34,743 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,864 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,316 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $146,026
Average Home Value $190,887


Total Households 61,607
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 40,439
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 0.59% 0.51%
Households 0.59% 0.51%
Families 0.32% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.72%


Ouachita Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ouachita Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents 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 # 8 89th
Population Density # 8 89th
Diversity Index # 21 64th
Median Household Income # 33 50th
Per Capita Income # 20 70th

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