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New Roads, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of New Roads had a population of 4,620 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for New Roads is located at latitude 30.6959 and longitude -91.4538 in Pointe Coupee Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of New Roads (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pointe Coupee Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of New Roads (GNIS ID: 2404366) 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 City of New Roads is located within Parish Governing Authority District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pointe Coupee Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Roads 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 New Roads: Chomin Neuf, Newroads, Saint Marys.

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


Total Population 4,620
Daytime Population: Workers 3,642
Daytime Population: Residents 2,733
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,375
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.38
Population in Households 4,504
Population in Familes 3,553
Population in Group Qrtrs 116
Population Density2 1,008
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $33,763
Average Household Income $55,931
Per Capita Income $24,019


Total Housing Units 2,363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,148 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 804 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 410 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $173,000
Average Home Value $241,696


Total Households 1,953
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,199
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 -0.61% -0.61%
Households -0.46% -0.51%
Families -0.27% -0.71%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

New Roads, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Roads 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 # 121 75th
Population Density # 151 68th
Diversity Index # 140 70th
Median Household Income # 342 28th
Per Capita Income # 161 66th

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