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Start, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Start Census Designated Place had a population of 960 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Start: Charleston.

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


Total Population 960
Population in Households 818
Population in Familes 731
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density2 273
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $41,398
Average Household Income $63,334
Per Capita Income $20,828


Total Housing Units 392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 296 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $110,795
Average Home Value $134,764


Total Households 375
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 292
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 0.72% 0.27%
Households 0.8% 0.37%
Families 1.14% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

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, 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 # 296 38th
Population Density # 347 27th
Diversity Index # 358 24th
Median Household Income # 207 57th
Per Capita Income # 287 40th

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