Tensas Parish LA Information


Tensas Parish Subdivisions

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


Total Population 5,076
Daytime Population: Workers 1,792
Daytime Population: Residents 3,411
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,203
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 5,060
Population in Familes 4,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 8
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $30,009
Average Household Income $49,606
Per Capita Income $20,362


Total Housing Units 3,357 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,315 (39.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 766 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,276 (38.0%)
Median Home Value $77,279
Average Home Value $110,076


Total Households 2,081
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,304
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 -0.47% -0.83%
Households -0.59% -0.9%
Families -0.88% -1.08%
Median Household Income   -0.63%
Per Capita Income   0.83%


Tensas Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tensas Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents 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 # 64 2nd
Population Density # 63 3rd
Diversity Index # 28 59th
Median Household Income # 59 9th
Per Capita Income # 47 28th

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