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The Town of Newellton had a population of 1,146 as of July 1, 2017. Newellton ranks in the upper 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 Newellton is located at latitude 32.0726 and longitude -91.2393 in Tensas Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Newellton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Tensas Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Town of Newellton (GNIS ID: 2406985) 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 Town of Newellton is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tensas Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newellton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,146
Daytime Population: Workers 238
Daytime Population: Residents 780
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,018
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,146
Population in Familes 956
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,510
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $31,726
Average Household Income $55,096
Per Capita Income $22,835


Total Housing Units 567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 283 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 174 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $105,128
Average Home Value $148,582


Total Households 458
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 308
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 -0.48% -0.82%
Households -0.59% -0.89%
Families -0.44% -1.06%
Median Household Income   -0.78%
Per Capita Income   0.55%

Newellton, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newellton 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 # 265 44th
Population Density # 83 83rd
Diversity Index # 117 76th
Median Household Income # 376 21st
Per Capita Income # 199 58th

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