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Start, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Start Census Designated Place had a population of 984 as of July 1, 2017. 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 32.4916 and longitude -91.8678 in Richland Parish. The formal boundaries for the Start Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Start 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 Start: Charleston.

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


Total Population 984
Daytime Population: Workers 181
Daytime Population: Residents 599
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 780
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 842
Population in Familes 751
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density2 280
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $42,258
Average Household Income $61,623
Per Capita Income $20,371


Total Housing Units 401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 301 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $98,438
Average Home Value $132,750


Total Households 387
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 301
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 1.16% 1.05%
Households 1.36% 1.26%
Families 1.72% 1.17%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

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, 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 # 289 39th
Population Density # 343 28th
Diversity Index # 362 24th
Median Household Income # 203 57th
Per Capita Income # 306 36th

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