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Welcome, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Welcome Census Designated Place had a population of 760 as of July 1, 2017. 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 30.0443 and longitude -90.8835 in St. James Parish. The formal boundaries for the Welcome Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Welcome 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 Welcome: Bon Secour, Bon Secours, Welcome Plantation.

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


Total Population 760
Daytime Population: Workers 43
Daytime Population: Residents 429
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 472
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 744
Population in Familes 674
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 168
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $36,386
Average Household Income $47,197
Per Capita Income $16,368


Total Housing Units 263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $59,043
Average Home Value $101,243


Total Households 244
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 194
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 -0.7% 1.61%
Households -0.55% 1.74%
Families -1.34% 1.6%
Median Household Income   -1.48%
Per Capita Income   1.18%

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, 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 # 327 31st
Population Density # 397 16th
Diversity Index # 443 6th
Median Household Income # 295 38th
Per Capita Income # 433 9th

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