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The Welcome Census Designated Place had a population of 856 as of July 1, 2019. Welcome ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Welcome is located at latitude 30.0594 and longitude -90.8684 in St. James Parish. The formal boundaries for the Welcome Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.58 sq. miles. St. James Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Welcome Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583552) 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 Welcome Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. James Parish.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Welcome: Bon Secour, Bon Secours, Welcome Plantation.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Welcome, LA Housing Affordability Index is 201
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

Welcome, LA Wealth Index is 43
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 856
Population in Households 840
Population in Familes 761
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density 189
Diversity Index1 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,298
Average Household Income $49,231
Per Capita Income $16,467
Wealth Index3 43

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $83,182
Housing Affordability Index2 201
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 275
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 219
Average Family Size 3
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 0.73% 1.67%
Households 0.86% 1.76%
Families 0.25% 1.59%
Median Household Income   0.26%
Per Capita Income   1.2%

Welcome, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Welcome 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 # 314 34th
Population Density # 389 18th
Diversity Index # 443 7th
Median Household Income # 369 22nd
Per Capita Income # 392 18th

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