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Start, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Start Census Designated Place had a population of 989 as of July 1, 2019. Start ranks in the lower 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 Start is located at latitude 32.4865 and longitude -91.8593 in Richland Parish. The formal boundaries for the Start Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Richland Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Start Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586713) 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 Start Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of Richland Parish.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Start: Charleston.

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Start, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Start, LA Housing Affordability Index is 197
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Start, LA Wealth Index is 78
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 989
Population in Households 844
Population in Familes 754
Population in Group Qrtrs 145
Population Density 282
Diversity Index1 31
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,671
Average Household Income $68,674
Per Capita Income $22,414
Wealth Index3 78

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 297 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $147,222
Housing Affordability Index2 197
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 390
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 304
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.96% 0.06%
Households 1.15% 0.1%
Families 1.45% -0.07%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   0.78%

Start, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Start to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 294 38th
Population Density # 345 27th
Diversity Index # 365 23rd
Median Household Income # 120 75th
Per Capita Income # 225 53rd

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