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The Village of Parks had a population of 620 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Parks is located at latitude 30.2144 and longitude -91.8321 in St. Martin Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Parks encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. St. Martin Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Village of Parks has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Parks is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Martin Parish.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Parks: La Pointe De Repose, Potier.

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Parks, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 620 (100%)
Population in Households 620 (100.0%)
Population in Families 544 (87.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 734
Diversity Index2 42


Median Household Income $70,497
Average Household Income $100,118
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $35,804
Wealth Index5 137


Total HU (Housing Units) 286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $197,727
Average Home Value $277,094
Housing Affordability Index3 230


Total Households 238
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 182
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.57% -0.19%
Households -0.58% -0.25%
Families -0.29% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.2%

Parks, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parks to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 351 26th
Population Density # 196 59th
Median Household Income # 40 92nd
Housing Affordability Index # 313 66th
Per Capita Income # 36 93rd
Diversity Index # 286 40th

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